Program Goals and Outcomes

Program Mission

Believing that education is an ongoing process, the BSN Completion program expands upon the basic foundation of nursing education by integrating knowledge from the liberal arts, sciences, and nursing to foster personal and professional growth in an environment that is based on the principles and truths of Franciscan Catholic tradition.

Program Goals

  • Provide students with a broad base of liberal studies in the Franciscan tradition in order to enhance understanding of self, others, and the community and world in which we live.
  • Provide students with education and experiences that ensure effective communication and collaboration among health professionals.
  • Provide students with a working knowledge of concepts essential to contemporary professional nursing practice to prepare for roles of leadership and service.
  • Provide a flexible educational program that facilitates attainment of personal and professional career goals, and responds to the health care needs of a changing society.
  • Provide an undergraduate education that fosters continued professional growth and accountability and forms the foundation for graduate education.


Upon completion of Silver Lake College of the Holy Family’s BSN program, the baccalaureate graduate will:

  • Incorporate effective communication techniques and collaborative skills within the professional roles of nursing.
  • Utilize a holistic approach to advocate for and improve access to health care for vulnerable populations locally, nationally and globally.
  • Collaborate with other professionals to provide health promotion and maintenance, disease prevention, illness management, and end-of-life care across the life span.
  • Effectively apply frameworks, theories, concepts, models and evidence-based practice to maximize positive health outcomes for individuals, families, groups, and communities.
  • Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision making in the provision of high quality nursing care, health care team coordination, and the oversight and accountability for care delivery in a variety of settings.
  • Recognize personal accountability of shaping health care delivery by participating in political and regulatory process as a member of the nursing profession.
  • Synthesize theoretical and empirical knowledge from the liberal arts and science with nursing to enhance professional practice.
  • Articulate the value of pursuing practice excellence, lifelong learning, and professional engagement to foster professional growth and development.