Student Learning Outcomes

Undergraduate Nursing Program
Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the undergraduate nursing program, the student will be able to:

  1. Synthesize knowledge from nursing and a liberal education as the basis for clinical judgment, reflective practice and decision making.
  2. Incorporate professional standards in the practice of nursing.
  3. Value integrity, caring, accountability, respect and excellence in nursing practice.
  4. Collaborate with patients and health professionals to develop and implement culturally appropriate health promotion, disease prevention and illness care methods.
  5. Select current theory and evidenced-based knowledge to guide and teach individuals, families and populations regarding health promotion and illness prevention.
  6. Employ patient care technologies, information systems and communication devices that support safe nursing practice and development of nursing knowledge.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of healthcare policy, finance and regulatory environments that impact patient care.
  8. Incorporate effective communication and collaboration skills to form partnerships to provide care and to promote positive outcomes to a diverse society in a global context.
  9. Apply leadership concepts, principles of advocacy and decision making in the provision of quality patient care, healthcare team coordination and accountability for care delivery in a variety of settings.
  10. Collaborate with healthcare professionals to enhance quality improvement and safety initiatives at individual and systems levels of care.
  11. Investigate health-related social justice concerns within legal, ethical and political contexts.
  12. Value lifelong learning for personal and professional growth to support excellence in nursing practice.

Graduate Program - Doctorate of Nursing Practice
Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the graduate program, the student will be able to:

  1. Implement nursing practice, including innovative approaches, based on scientific knowledge.
  2. Evaluate health care policy and systems.
  3. Plan for patient and family needs, anticipating their changing requirements, and ensuring patient comfort and safety in planning care.
  4. Engage in interprofessional collaboration to meet the health needs of client systems in varied health care delivery systems.
  5. Enhance the culture of safety in health systems through the application of information technologies.
  6. Generate nursing practice knowledge to stimulate research and improve clinical outcomes.
  7. Demonstrate professional values and ethical behavior in the advanced practice nursing role.
  8. Assume specialized roles in advanced clinical practice.
  9. Design culturally competent health services for vulnerable populations.

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