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Nursing Program Goals and Learning Outcomes

  1. Integrate a background in the liberal arts with the knowledge, skills, and values in professional nursing to improve patient and healthcare outcomes (Essential I, V, VI, VIII).
  2. Prepare nurse generalists to provide safe, ethical, evidence-based, patient-centered care that reflects critical thinking and inter-professional collaboration (Essential II, III, VI, VIII).
  3. Manage information and technology to enhance clinical decision making for quality patient-centered care in a variety of settings (Essential II, IV, V, VI, VII).
  4. Apply principles of prevention and health promotion when providing care to patients (Essential II, VII)
  5. Contribute to the profession of nursing by engaging in leadership, scholarship, and practice activities (Essential III, VIII, IX).
  6. Prepare nurse generalists for professional role development through lifelong learning, graduate education, and specialization within their chosen career path (Essential VIII)

Upon graduation, students would be able to:

  1. Integrate theories and concepts from liberal education into nursing practice. (PLO I, II)
  2. Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision making in the provision of high-quality nursing care, healthcare team coordination, and the oversight and accountability for care delivery in a variety of settings. (PLOs II, V, VI)
  3. Critically evaluate evidence-based research in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team to improve patient outcomes. (PLOs II, III, V, VI)
  4. Demonstrate skills in using patient care technologies, information systems, and communication devices that support safe nursing practice.
  5. Advocate for a variety of socio-political issues affecting health care through participation in legislative and political forums. (PLOs I, IV, VI)
  6. Incorporate inter- and intra-professional communication and collaborative skills into the delivery of evidence-based, culturally sensitive patient-centered care. (PLOs II, VI, V)
  7. Provide innovative interventions to promote health and prevent illness invulnerable populations. (PLOs III, IV, V)
  8. Practice from a caring, professional nursing perspective by incorporating the values of social justice, diversity, and global awareness. (PLOs II, IV, V)
  9. Integrate knowledge, skills, and attitudes through use of the nursing process to provide patient-centered care to patients across the lifespan from a diverse. (PLOs III, VI, IV, II)