End of Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Assessment: Analyze subjective and objective data to prioritize actual and/or potential health problems.
    1. Analyze and prioritize information from client, laboratory/diagnostic tests, health records, observations, etc.
  2. Clinical Decision Making: Utilize clinical decision making to provide safe and effective evidence- based nursing care to groups of clients.
    1. Develop plan of care based on assessment findings, developmental, and cultural considerations
  3. Caring Interventions: Determine caring interventions that incorporate principles of dignity, diversity, safety, and knowledge.
    1. Practice therapeutic interventions consistent with policy and standards, available technology, and client needs
    2. Demonstrate competence in the performance of course-specific and previously acquired nursing skills
  4. Communication: Communicate effectively in complex and challenging situations.
    1. Practice caring and respect for unique values and needs of clients and families
    2. Formulate therapeutic communication to assist clients to express concern, cope with change, and resolve problems
    3. Report and record clear, concise, and relevant data to support client safety and continuity of care
  5. Teaching and Learning: Evaluate the effectiveness of teaching plans to meet the learning needs of clients, families, and/or groups.
    1. Employ principles of teaching and learning to meet the age appropriate educational needs of clients, families, and/or groups
  6. Collaboration: Partner with various members of the healthcare team to achieve quality outcomes and continuity of care.
    1. Employ, evaluate, and improve effective team functions in multiple, varied, and complex settings
    2. Case management, referrals, and discharge planning
  7. Managing Care: Coordinate and manage the care of groups of clients in structured healthcare settings.
    1. Prioritize delivery of care for groups of clients
    2. Continuous quality improvement
    3. Interpret impact of selected healthcare trends on cost of healthcare and role of healthcare team
    4. Utilize informatics and technology to promote client safety and health
  8. Professional Behavior: Practice within the ethical, legal, and regulatory frameworks of nursing and behaviors expected from members of the discipline.
    1. Adhere to legal and ethical practice standards, program and agency policies
    2. Seek opportunities for role, knowledge, skill, and/or professional development
    3. Model accountability for competence, integrity, civility, and conduct