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Program and Student Learning Outcomes: School of Nursing

Program Outcomes

  • Prepare beginning professional nurse generalists as described by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essential competencies for baccalaureate practice.
  • Reflect a commitment to self-development, advancement of the profession of nursing, informed judgment, continuous learning and global awareness.
  • Collaborate effectively with individuals, families, communities and aggregates within and across health care systems to ensure safe, cost-effective care, disease management and health promotion.

 Student Learning Outcomes  

  • Achieve a liberal education to serve as a solid base for providing the cornerstone for the practice and education of nurses
  • Develop basic organizational and systems leadership for quality care and patient safety
  • Demonstrate scholarship for evidence based practice and translate current evidence into practice
  • Implement health care information technology in the management of patient care
  • Define the current healthcare policy, finance and regulatory environments and how these entities influence the nature and functioning of the healthcare system and consideration for practice
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal communication and collaboration for improving patient health outcomes
  • Demonstrate health promotion and disease prevention interventions at the individual and population level in order to improve population health
  • Exhibit in practice professionalism and professional values that include altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity and social justice
  • Practice as a baccalaureate nurse generalist with patients across the lifespan and across the continuum, while respecting the variations, complexity, and resource needed for care of patients.