Curriculum guidelines from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing ( [ AACN], 1998) espouse that baccalaureate programs facilitate the development of professional values. The five core nursing values include human dignity, integrity, autonomy, altruism, and social justice. Behaviors that reflect these values characterize the caring, professional nurse (AACN, 1998). Teaching attitudes and actions that facilitate caring is a curriculum challenge. Caring is a multi-dimensional nursing concept that can be actualized through purposeful teaching and student-centered learning of core nursing values. This scholarly paper presents an innovative and integrative approach to value-based education in the baccalaureate nursing program at South Dakota State University (SDSU).
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Fahrenwald, Nancy L.; Bassett, Susan D.; Tschetter, Lois; Carson, Paula P.; White, Lani; and Winterboer, Venita J., "Value-based Nursing Education" (2004). Bush Project Anthology. 7.