The Edna Jenkins Mann School of Nursing offers two options for students seeking a baccalaureate degree in nursing. The RN to BSN program is for those who are already registered nurses after completing an associate degree or diploma program. The pre-licensure program is designed for those who are entering college or returning to college who are seeking to enter the profession with a baccalaureate degree.
Union College was granted Developmental Status with the Kentucky Board of Nursing and began the pre-nursing phase in the Fall of 2012. Subsequently, approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges and approval from the Kentucky Council on Post-Secondary Education has been granted. The baccalaureate program at Union College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
The Union College Department of Nursing is dedicated to providing an environment of scholarly questioning, inquiry and service. The liberal studies, sciences and nursing core prepares graduates to address the holistic health care needs of diverse populations in the region and beyond, and to pursue graduate education.
The Union College Nursing Program seeks to:
- Attract, develop and retain excellent students with a passion for the art and science of nursing and lifelong learning.
- Create an educational environment that fosters development of leaders through stimulating, questioning, debate and collaboration.
- Graduate professionals who are caring and are prepared to use evidence, knowledge and clinical reasoning in holistically addressing health care needs.
Nursing Student Learning Outcomes
The graduate of the nursing program of Union College will:
- Use knowledge, theory, evidence and clinical reasoning to provide nursing care for patients across the lifespan.
- Effectively express ideas in written and oral communication.
- Participate in the coordination of care through an inter-professional teamwork approach to care for individuals and groups of patients.
- Manage the provision of nursing care through effective leadership and organizational skills.
- Practice within the context of professional, ethical, regulatory and legal codes.
- Participate in political and regulatory processes that affect the health and well-being of society.
- Evaluate and use current and relevant technology and health care informatics.
- Create and foster a culture of safety and quality.
- Apply teaching/learning strategies and the nursing process to health care education.
- Demonstrate behaviors that support, enhance and promote patient health, comfort and hope.
- Articulate the value of lifelong learning within the nursing profession and develop a plan for continued education and educational mobility.