The Bethel University nursing graduate is expected to embody certain characteristics. These characteristics are as follows:

  • Applies knowledge of health and wellness continuum to educate about and advocate for measures to maximize the health of individuals, families, communities, aggregate populations and the world.

  • Exhibits the cultural competence needed to provide holistic health care to individuals, families, communities, aggregate populations and the world.

  •  Demonstrates professional excellence as evidenced by a practice that reflects moral, legal, and ethical principles and accepted standards of practice.

  •  Integrates liberal arts, science, and nursing knowledge as the foundation of professional practice.

  •  Demonstrates caring, compassion, and respect for human dignity.

  •  Acts as the patients’ advocate, making their care and well-being the highest priority.

  •  Shares responsibility for and assumes a leadership role in the provision of quality health care and its continuous improvement based upon current evidence.

  • Uses clinical reasoning and evidence based practice to improve health care of individuals, families, communities, aggregate populations and the world.

  • Collaborates and communicates effectively with teams both intra and interdisciplinary and other health care stakeholders using verbal, written, and informatics skills.

  • Accepts responsibility as an advocate for health care policies that improve health care for all, taking into account the needs of the profession, the health care system, and society.

  • Functions as a professional nurse generalist providing safe, competent, evidence based quality care.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to professional excellence through life-long learning.