Expected Student Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate accountability, responsibility, authority, ethical practice, and professionalism as defined by the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics.
  2. Apply the combined knowledge derived from the natural sciences, behavioral sciences, the humanities, and nursing theory to the promotion of health, reduction of health risks and prevention of disease through expanded use of the nursing process.
  3. Facilitate patient, family, & community preferences, values, and needs in the coordination and integration of care.
  4. Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning to promote personal and professional development.
  5. Employ current theories and principles of leadership and management in the improvement of quality nursing care.
  6. Describe and use appropriate teaching and learning theories to design, implement, and evaluate educational experiences for a diverse population of clients.
  7. Use higher order critical thinking skills (e.g. assessment, analysis, synthesis) effectively by integrating best current evidence and clinical expertise to determine their relevance and application to the delivery of optimal nursing care.
  8. Apply appropriate theory, practice, and evidence in health promotion and in planning care for complex client situations.
  9. Recognize the patient or designee as the source of control and full partner in providing compassionate, socio-cultural appropriate, ethical, spiritual and coordinated care based on respect for the patient’s preferences, values, & needs.
  10. Function effectively within nursing and inter-professional teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient care.
  11. Use information & technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, & support decision making.