Competency-based curriculum was adopted by incorporating the Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education (AACN, 2021). The mapping of curriculum is a dynamic, transparent matrix demonstrating alignment and progression of outcomes throughout the program. It serves as a guide for faculty to intentionally display curriculum cohesiveness. The School of Nursing Curriculum Map for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program identifies where each Program Value (Outcome) is introduced, developed, and/or mastered throughout the program. Several benefits of curriculum mapping include: improving instruction through the use of clear outcomes, identification of repetition, gaps and potential areas for integration, and monitoring for sufficient and quality evidence to match outcomes.
The School of Nursing has two paths to earn a BSN. The first is part of the university’s traditional undergraduate program and the second path is via an Adult Degree Completion program (RN-BSN). The RN-BSN program is marked as ADC in the archives below.