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Program Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the RN to BSN Degree program are expected to be practitioners of professional nursing who will:

  • Provide nursing care in a multitude of settings with technical proficiency that integrates foundational, discipline specific and interdisciplinary knowledge essential for professional practice.
  • Integrate caring and concern for humanity with scientific knowledge to promote health and quality of life.
  • Utilize critical thinking skills to adapt to the challenges of nursing practice of today and the future.
  • Apply critical thinking skills in establishing priorities, delegating responsibility, and formulating decisions.
  • Utilize the nursing process to promote health and wellbeing in persons, families and communities.
  • Communicate effectively and collaboratively within nursing and other healthcare disciplines.
  • Provide comprehensive holistic care to persons, families and communities in any healthcare setting.
  • Collaborate with consumers and other health professionals to initiate improvements of healthcare and health promotion.
  • Model professional behavior by accepting responsibility and accountability for individual nursing practice, and for commitment to personal and professional growth.
  • Empower persons experiencing health challenges by providing education and promoting health and well-being.
  • Demonstrate professionalism by advocating for legal, ethical, financial and political issues involving healthcare.

Graduate Competencies

Students who successfully complete the nursing program should have the following competencies:

  • Apply critical thinking to formulate professional practice decisions by utilizing theoretical and empirical knowledge from scientific, humanistic and nursing disciplines.
  • Utilize the nursing process, as a problem solving approach, in assessing and analyzing health problems in diverse clinical settings.
  • Provide professional holistic nursing care based on knowledge derived from theory and research.
  • Provide technically proficient, competent comprehensive care.
  • Communicate effectively with all persons in need of care and persons who are part of the healthcare delivery system.
  • Integrate discipline-specific and interdisciplinary knowledge to nursing practice in a complex highly technical, rapidly changing healthcare environment.
  • Demonstrate professionalism and caring in nursing practice.
  • Collaborate with clients, healthcare providers, and members of the public, to build community partnerships that achieve healthcare goals and promote individual, family and community wellness.
  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for individual nursing practice, and participate in the supervision of selected personnel in the provision of nursing care.
  • Seek opportunities for educational advancement, personal and professional growth, and lifelong learning.