SCHOOL OF NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES

NURSING

SCHOOL OF NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES

NURSING

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Program Goals and Outcomes

Goals

 
The Undergraduate Nursing Program strives to do the following:

  1. Educate nurses for entry into professional practice.
  2. Foster development of a practice perspective that appreciates the health-care needs of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations in a diverse society.
  3. Prepare nurses leaders to effect change in health-care and community systems.
  4. Instill the value for life-long learning as a hallmark of the professional nurse and as a foundation for graduate study.

Student Learning Outcomes

 
At the completion of the program, the student will do the following:

  1. Utilize research-based, theoretical, scientific, and clinical knowledge from nursing and other disciplines as a basis for nursing practice and policy development.
  2. Implement culturally appropriate strategies for health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention for diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities across the lifespan.
  3. Provide safe nursing care to address complex needs of patients and caregivers throughout the course of illness, healing, and rehabilitation.
  4. Use clinical judgment and decision-making skills when assessing the health status of individuals and families and evaluating their response to health care.
  5. Demonstrate competency when providing, coordinating, collaborating, and managing nursing care in various environments and health-care delivery systems.
  6. Engage in partnerships with individuals, families, communities, and health-care professionals to promote health and prevent disease.
  7. Evaluate nursing and health-care services based on ethical, legal, professional, and evidence-based policy and practice standards.
  8. Value self-directed learning for continuing professional development.
  9. Practice as a change agent in health-care delivery systems particularly to promote quality accessible care for vulnerable and underserved populations.
  10. Use information and practice technologies to support evidence-based nursing practices that  reduce healthcare errors and improve access to cost-effective quality healthcare.
  11. Demonstrate readiness for professional nurse licensure examination through achieving benchmarks and remediating individual performance to curriculum standards in classroom and nationally normed standardized examinations.