The undergraduate program at UAH provides two pathways to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) – a traditional one for students seeking their first professional nursing education, and a program for registered nurses with diplomas or associate degrees in nursing. Program Objectives Practice nursing as a generalist using the nursing process and clinical reasoning based on ethical, legal, and professional standards and principles. Translate research and utilize evidence-based practice to promote quality healthcare across diverse, vulnerable populations and cultures. Examine healthcare policy, care delivery models, and organizational systems for current and future healthcare needs within the clinical setting. Demonstrate characteristics of leadership and accountability to promote effective interprofessional collaboration in healthcare systems. Display proficiency in the use of patient care technologies, healthcare information systems, and communication devices to support safe and competent nursing practice. Engage in lifelong learning and participate in professional activities that enhance the nursing profession. Recognize the nurse's role in bio-immunogenetic technology to promote safe and competent nursing practice. Dr. Rita Ferguson, clinical assistant professor, shares why she enjoys teaching at UAH.