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Program Student Learning Outcomes

 

Student Learning Outcomes are the behaviors desired of graduates upon completion of the program of study

For Students Entering Fall 2017

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 health care 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.
  • Identifies gaps between local and best practices to recommend improvement in care quality.
  • 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.

For Students Entering Fall 2018

Upon completion of the curriculum, the graduate:

  • Effectively communicates clinical decisions made using the nursing process.
  • Integrates scientific principles, evidenced-based practice and clinical reasoning into nursing practice.
  • Provides compassionate patient-centered care to individuals, families and groups throughout the phases of life.
  • Manages care across the continuum through the application of safety, quality, and informatics.
  • Creates and implements culturally sensitive strategies to promote behaviors of wellness.
  • Demonstrates behaviors that are consistent with the ethical and legal standards of the nursing profession.

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