Reinventing healthcare one patient at a time

Program Objectives

Program objectives are the behaviors desired of graduates upon completion of the program of study at The Belanger School of Nursing.

Upon completion of the curriculum, the graduate:

  • Applies clinical decision making skills through use of the nursing process when providing comprehensive patient-centered nursing care in all phases of the life cycle.
  • Integrates best current evidence with available clinical expertise, and patient/family preferences and values, into the delivery of optimal nursing care.
  • Provides compassionate patient-centered nursing care to individuals, families and groups in all phases of the life cycle.
  • Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication with patients, families and healthcare team members. Initiates actions to resolve conflict.
  • Develops and implements a teaching plan for patients/clients and families in a variety of settings to provide or maintain their optimal level of wellness.
  • Effectively coordinates patient-centered care for groups of clients in a variety of settings, and during the transition to self/home care.
  • Utilizes hospital and/or community resources and information technology to communicate across the disciplines and support clinical decision-making, meeting healthcare needs of patients, clients and others.
  • Demonstrates behaviors that are consistent with the ethical and legal standards of the nursing profession.
  • Uses system wide strategies to mitigate error and promote safety in practice settings.
  • Uses data from outcome of care measures to participate in quality improvement projects.
  • Recognizes Associate Degree preparation as a beginning step in the career of nursing and commits to developing professional practice through advanced degrees and lifelong learning.

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