Our mission is to inspire students to elevate their voices through inquiry and ethical leadership.
The College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University Department of Nursing provides an innovative and integrative baccalaureate and graduate level nursing education grounded in our Catholic and Benedictine tradition. Through ethical leadership and advocacy, the nursing faculty mentors graduates to advance the nursing profession and utilize their voices with confidence and compassion to preserve human dignity, promote inclusivity, equity, justice, and improve quality, holistic health care for a global society.
The College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University Department of Nursing will strive for excellence in the areas of advocacy, quality, innovation, and ethical leadership. We envision a strong emphasis on lifelong learning, global citizenship and scholarship, particularly through immersion experiences with diverse cultures and partnered scholarly inquiry.
As the Department of Nursing moves forward with its mission and vision, it is guided by the following core values. These values are grounded in Catholic and Benedictine traditions and values, the liberal arts, and professional practice. The College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University Department of Nursing values are:
as a mindset embracing vision, courage, advocacy, and integrity to inspire others to take action to promote social justice; applying transformational leadership concepts and skills in high-quality nursing care, and the coordination of collaborative care within complex systems.
as contributing to knowledge development through application, translation, and implementation of best evidence into clinical decision making in order to achieve optimal health and wellness outcomes.
where we become aware of the wider world and a sense of role as a world citizen; respects and values diversity; has an understanding of how the world works economically, politically, socially, culturally, technologically and environmentally.
where we explore, experiment, develop, and apply transformative care practices to lead the utilization and integration of healthcare technology.
Baccalaureate Nursing Program Goals
Provide an exceptional educational experience where students integrate Catholic and Benedictine traditions and values, liberal arts, and nursing science as a basis for entry-level nursing practice and graduate study.
- Program Outcome 1.1: Provide quality and safe nursing care using best evidence across the levels of prevention.
- Program Outcome 1.2: Apply ethical leadership principles and informatics in the coordination and delivery of health care within complex systems.
- Program Outcome 1.3: Apply principles of global citizenship to advocate for and improve population health care.