Objectives of the Bachelor of Nursing program

The Bachelor of Nursing programmes are designed to provide students with a liberal education which prepares them to be direct care-givers, teachers, counsellors and advocates for their clients The students will be encouraged to preform these roles in a caring manner. The courses in the programmes will contribute to the knowledge, competencies and attitudes of graduates so that they may:

  1. Provide for and facilitate comprehensive and effective client care;

  2. Convey an awareness of and respect for the values, dignity, and rights of human beings;

  3. Recognize the extent to which personal values and attitudes influence the interaction with and care of clients;

  4. Apply current knowledge from nursing and other disciplines in any client care environment;

  5. Apply scientific methods while maintaining the holistic perspective;

  6. Take account of the influences of social, cultural, political and economic forces on the health and lifestyles of people;

  7. Communicate and work effectively with other health professionals, agencies and governments in dealing with client care issues;

  8. Become self-directed in the pursuit of excellence;

  9. Be analytical, critical, and independent thinkers;

  10. Use previous experience and education to enhance their knowledge base and competencies;

  11. Affirm the values and standards of the nursing profession;

  12. Recognize that learning is a continuous life-long process.


School of Nursing

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000