national league for nursing nln core values for bsn

The RN-BSN program is organized to align with the National League for Nursing’s Education Competencies Model for the Baccalaureate prepared nurse. The National League for Nursing (NLN) identifies core values which support integrating concepts embedded in the curriculum. The RN-BSN program courses are designed to educate and enlighten the student in a transformative manner to encourage growth into the professional nurse role.

The NLN core values and integrating concepts are reviewed in your student handbook available under the Syllabus tab in Canvas.

For this assignment, consider your passage through the RN-BSN program through the lens of these core values and concepts. Write a reflection discussing your transformation into a professional BSN prepared nurse. How do you incorporate the core NLN values into your nursing practice? How have the NLN integrating concepts supported the end of program outcomes in the RN-BSN program for you? Think of all the courses you have completed in this program and consider the impact each has had on your nursing practice. Use this reflection to help you prepare for your final capstone presentation during which you will focus on these issues but will have a limited time to discuss these matters.


NLN Competencies for Graduates of Baccalaureate Programs

RN-BSN Student Learning Outcome

NUR 4950/4935

Learning Activities to Meet SLOs

Human Flourishing – Incorporate the knowledge and skills learned in didactic and clinical courses to help patients, families and communities continually progress toward fulfillment of human capacities.

  • Engage in activities that contribute to the promotion of optimal health and wellness across a variety of health care settings.
  • Disseminate the nature of global and community health care delivery systems to promote cultural, spiritual, and ethical quality nursing care.
  • Integrate technology and evidence-based practice in health care to facilitate clinical judgment and decision-making.
  • Defend the importance of professional development as it relates to accountability, responsibility, values, and ethical conduct which impact health care delivery.
  • Construct nursing leadership competencies within health care organizations that influence health care policies and delivery systems to improve the quality of health for diverse populations.
  • Synthesize knowledge from the disciplines of nursing, the sciences, arts and humanities as the foundation for clinical judgment and decision making to positively impact patient outcomes.
  • Evaluate the impact and influences of trends and issues affecting nursing roles and access to health care delivery systems.

e-Portfolio Completion

Nursing Judgment – Make judgments in practice, substantiated with evidence, that synthesize nursing science and knowledge from other disciplines in the provision of safe, quality care and promote the health of patients, families and communities.

Execution and presentation of STAR competency project

Professional Identity – Express one’s identity as a nurse through actions that reflect integrity, a commitment to evidence-based practice, caring, advocacy and safe, quality care for diverse patients, families and communities and a willingness to provide leadership in improving care.


Personal Philosophy of

Nursing & Professional

Identity Paper

Spirit of Inquiry – Act as an evolving scholar who contributes to the development of the science of nursing practice by identifying questions in need of study, critiquing published research and using available evidence as a foundation to propose creative, innovative or evidence-based solutions to clinical practice problems.

Peer Critiques

of e-portfolios