Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

The Nursing Program’s goals and student learning outcomes ensures our continued high standards of nursing education excellence.

Program goals

We endeavor for our graduates to

  • Assume the role of an entry-level professional nurse by fostering wellness and human flourishing through health promotion and restoration, leading to adaptation.
  • Value the whole person respecting diversity and uniqueness advocating for rights and freedom of choice.
  • Demonstrate a spirit of inquiry and excellence in the provision of safe, quality, comprehensive, compassionate, culturally sensitive patient and family-centered care guided by evidence-based nursing practice.
  • Collaborate with the interprofessional team using appropriate communication techniques, nursing judgment, and beginning leadership skills in the development and implementation of safe, ethical and culturally sensitive therapeutic nursing interventions.
  • Use information technology to enhance communication knowledge and to support patient care activities.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the local, national and global community by active involvement in health promotion, health care delivery and social policy issues.
  • Internalize core values of the nursing profession through development and continued growth in personal and professional identity, education and knowledge of the art and science of nursing practice.

Student learning outcomes

Upon completion of the curriculum, the beginning nurse will be able to

  1. Operationalize knowledge from the natural and behavioral sciences and the humanities when implementing the nursing process to promote wellness, human flourishing and adaptation through the use of safe, culturally sensitive, therapeutic nursing interventions for individuals and families.
  2. Integrate a spirit of inquiry and innovative thinking in pursuit of continued learning and the development of a caring, professional identity.
  3. Facilitate therapeutic communication with individuals, families, and the interprofessional team in the pursuit of optimal wellness and adaptation.
  4. Provide individualized health education using teaching-learning principles in the care of individuals and families.
  5. Promote the rights of individuals and families according to ethical, legal, regulatory and professional standards of nursing practice.
  6. Demonstrate leadership and management skills in collaboration with the interprofessional team to improve patient outcomes.
  7. Integrate selected nursing theory, related theories and research in the development of clinical reasoning and nursing judgment for optimal patient-centered care.
  8. Integrate knowledge, including current research gained through the use of informatics and selected technology, into the development of an evidence-based approach to nursing practice.
  9. Participate in the change process to improve systems-based practice in the provision of safe, quality nursing care.