Program Mission and Goals
Baccalaureate nursing education at Lynchburg College integrates theoretical nursing knowledge with clinical practice opportunities to prepare students for the levels of professional work outlined by the American Nurses' Association's Standards of Practice and The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
Nursing at Lynchburg College is a carefully structured four-year program. Students with early college or advanced credits are encouraged to choose a minor, which will enhance their opportunities for advancement in the field after they graduate.
The program, approved by the Virginia State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, leads to a bachelor of science and qualifies students who wish to become registered nurses to take the National Council Licensing Examination.
Graduates develop a variety of skills and are able to handle numerous challenges that include:
- Making appropriate nursing practice decisions for persons of various ages and health states
- Providing nursing care to promote optimum health in individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations representing a variety of ages, cultural backgrounds, and health states
- Communicating effectively orally and in writing
- Partnering with others to accomplish health care goals
- Using research to support nursing practice to improve health care outcomes
- Demonstrating management skills useful for planning and coordinating care
- Demonstrating professional behaviors and values