Develop and provide Christian leadership in nursing.


The TWU School of Nursing is committed to equip nurses for excellence in nursing practice.

Through the mentorship of knowledgeable, supportive and passionate faculty, TWU students are taught to be competent, ‘covenantal caring’ nurses, who embody a spirit of inquiry to provide person-centred care that addresses equity and quality of life for individuals and communities within pluralistic societies. TWU nursing graduates are reflective, life-long learners, prepared to give servant leadership to the changing health care needs of a global community.

Harmonized Program Outcomes

As part of a Christian liberal arts university, the TWU School of Nursing is dedicated to excellence, with the view that the educational experience should cultivate knowledge and personal development to glorify God and to serve humankind. The School of Nursing brings together BCCNM (British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives) Standards and TWU Student Learning Outcomes into Harmonized Program Outcomes described below:

Professional responsibility:

  • Graduates will apply safe, reflective, competent, compassionate, ethical, and relational care in diverse practice settings.
  • Graduates will apply understanding of the significance of self-care, personal health, and social health to nursing excellence.

Values-based Leadership:

  • Graduates will work with others to influence change.
  • Graduates will identify and critique values that influence nursing practice.
  • Graduates will apply abilities and attitudes characterized by service, humility, and integrity.

Knowledge-based Practice:

  • Graduates will use critical inquiry, creativity, technologies, evidence-informed knowledge, and clinical reasoning to assess, plan, provide, and evaluate care of individuals, families, and communities in acute and community settings and across the lifespan.

Clinical Reasoning:

  • Graduates will synthesize knowledge from nursing, arts, humanities, and natural and social sciences in practice.
  • Graduates will analyze and apply empiric, ethical, aesthetic, personal, and emancipatory ways of knowing to promote health and quality of life and to prevent illness and injury.

Collaborative Practice:

  • Graduates will communicate, collaborate, and coordinate with others to ensure high-quality person-, family- and community-centred nursing care across health care settings and across the lifespan.
  • Graduates will incorporate health teaching across settings and populations.

Covenantal Caring:

  • Graduates will contribute to quality practice environments through culturally safe and relational practice.
  • Graduates will value embodiment of a spiritually-sensitive, Christ-like way of life characterized by love for and service to others.
  • Graduates will nurture opportunities for reconciliation and restoration.
  • Graduates will acknowledge and respond to the experience of suffering.

Social Responsibility:

  • Graduates will apply awareness of political, regulatory, social, ethical, and environmental issues and policies that influence health care and the advancement of the profession.
  • Graduates will develop awareness of resources, skills and motivation necessary to become engaged global citizens within pluralistic and global societies.
  • Graduates will value and preserve equity and the dignity and rights of all persons.