Nursing Learning Outcomes

Student learning outcomes are statements that specify what faculty want students to learn or be able to do as a result of successfully completing the Nursing Course. Student learning outcomes are clear, concise statements that describe how students can demonstrate their mastery of program skills.

Upon completion of the ADN program, students will be able to:

  • LEADERSHIP- The ADN graduate will exhibit the personal traits necessary to establish vision & goals; the ability to plan, organize, motivate, manage, execute, delegate, evaluate, use conflict resolution strategies, & collaborate with other members of the interdisciplinary health care team.
  • CRITICAL THINKING- The ADN graduate will be able to utilize a process of insightful thinking that utilizes multiple dimensions of ones own cognition & collaborates with the interdisciplinary health care team to develop conclusions, solutions, & alternatives to ensure safe nursing practice & quality care.
  • COMMUNICATION- The ADN graduate will be able to apply concepts of communication & therapeutic interaction in building & maintaining relationships with clients, families, groups, communities & other members of the health care team.
  • CARING- The ADN graduate will demonstrate caring as an altruistic philosophy of moral & ethical commitment toward the protection, promotion & preservation of human dignity & diversity including the recognition & acknowledgment of the value of individuals, families, groups, communities, & other members of the health care team. Caring is the essence of nursing.
  • PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR- The ADN graduate will exhibit professional behavior by demonstrating adherence to standards of nursing practice, commitment to the profession of nursing, accountability for actions, behaviors & nursing practice within legal, ethical, & regulatory frameworks.

Upon completion of the BSN program, students will be able to:

  • Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision making in order to provide oversight and accountability for the delivery of safe, quality care in a variety of healthcare settings.
  • Integrate reliable evidence from multiple perspectives to inform practice and make reasonable clinical judgments.
  • Demonstrate skills in using patient care technologies, information systems, and communication devices that support safe nursing practice in a variety of healthcare settings.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory environments including local, state, national, and global health care trends.
  • Communicate, collaborate, and negotiate as a member and leader within interdisciplinary health care teams to improve patient health outcomes.
  • Manage the direct and indirect care of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations to promote, maintain, and restore health.
  • Integrate professional standards of moral, ethical, and legal conduct into the care of persons, families, groups, communities, and populations.