At the completion of the program the student will:
- Utilize research-based, theoretical, scientific, and clinical knowledge from nursing and other disciplines as a basis for nursing practice.
- Implement culturally appropriate strategies for health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention for diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities across the life span.
- Use clinical judgment and decision-making skills when evaluating the health status of individuals and families and their response to health care.
- Demonstrate assessment, technical, and communication skills when providing, coordinating, collaborating, and managing nursing care given to individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations across various environments and health care delivery systems.
- Provide safe nursing care to address complex needs of patients and caregivers throughout the course of illness, recovery, and rehabilitation.
- Initiate partnerships with patients, families, communities, and health care professionals to promote health and prevent disease.
- Evaluate nursing and health care services based on ethical, legal, and professional practice standards.
- Value self-directed learning for continuing professional development.
- Practice as a change agent in health care delivery systems particularly to insure quality care for vulnerable and underserved populations.