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Nursing - Program Goals & Learning Outcomes


Program Goals

  1. The graduate will use clinical reasoning skills and evidenced based practice to make judgements and provide safe, quality care promoting the health of clients in diverse health care settings.
  2. The graduate will demonstrate professionalism in the workplace and will continue with lifelong learning to maintain competency and licensure.
  3. The graduate will be able to effectively communicate and collaborate with clients, family members and members of the health care team to effectively manage client care.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Utilizing evidenced-based practice, clinical reasoning skills, and the core components* of nursing practice, the graduate of the Associate Degree Nursing Program will provide for clients in diverse health care settings by:

  1. Assess the client's ability to meet basic needs by utilizing information from appropriate resources and integrating theoretical concepts in a holistic manner.
  2. Develop and prioritize nursing diagnosis based on an analysis of assessment data.
  3. Plan nursing care collaboration with client and other health care personnel based on nursing diagnosis to maintain or restore an optimal level of health or achieve a dignified death.
  4. Implement plans of care in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner.
  5. Evaluate the effectiveness of the plan of care based on client outcomes and making revisions as necessary.
  6. Perform technical skills, integrating scientific principles in a safe, efficient, and accountable manner.
  7. Assume responsibility for professional growth, lifelong learning and self-development.

*Core Components: Professional behaviors, communication, assessment, clinical decision-making, caring interventions, teaching and learning, collaboration, and managing care.