A baccalaureate education in nursing prepares a generalist capable of providing and coordinating care for clients. Graduates of baccalaureate nursing programs should be able to synthesize information from various disciplines, reason logically, analyze critically, apply principles of teaching and learning, and communicate effectively with clients and other health care professionals. Graduates should be able to apply knowledge exemplifying legal, ethical and professional standards in formulation of judgment and performance of skills in a broad range of clinical situations and settings. Graduates of the Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing demonstrate entry level competencies and function in the role of provider of care and coordinator of care and as a member of a profession.