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B.S. in Nursing

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Nursing is to prepare students to be competent nursing professionals who integrate Christian caring into their nursing practice.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, students will be able to:


Demonstrate personal and professional development, Christian commitment, and nursing practice consistent with Biola University and the Department of Nursing's biblical worldview.


Integrate knowledge from biblical studies, arts, sciences and humanities together with knowledge from nursing science as a basis for nursing practice.


Base nursing practice on a formulation of knowledge incorporating inter-professional communication and collaboration, teaching and learning, clinical reasoning and problem-solving, and leadership and advocacy principles.


Systematically utilize relevant data from all pertinent client systems, the environment, evidence-based clinical expertise, and patient/family preferences and values in the provision of quality and cost-effective nursing care.


Synthesize concepts related to Christian caring, stress-adaptation, developmental, interactional and systems theories in the use of the nursing process to facilitate optimal adaptation of the three client systems (personal, interpersonal, and community) through appropriate use of the prevention, restoration and conservation modes of intervention.


Apply knowledge of the relevant cultural, economic, ethical, global, legal, political, social, spiritual and technological factors and the interaction among them to optimize the practice of nursing and the delivery of health care services.


Curriculum Map

A Curriculum Map shows which courses in a degree program are responsible to intentionally develop each PLO at the Introductory, Developing, and Mastery levels.

Assessment Plan

An Assessment Plan is a listing of the student work that will be used to assess achievement of each learning outcome.

Assessment Schedule

An Assessment Schedule is a 5-year schedule that indicates when each of the PLOs will be assessed and when the comprehensive Program Review will occur.

Annual PLO Assessment Reports

The Annual Reports from each year’s PLO assessment.

Program Review Executive Summary

The Executive Summary report from the most recent comprehensive Program Review.