Undergraduate Nursing Program
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the undergraduate nursing program, the student will be able to:
- Synthesize knowledge from nursing and a liberal education as the basis for clinical judgment, reflective practice and decision making.
- Incorporate professional standards in the practice of nursing.
- Value integrity, caring, accountability, respect and excellence in nursing practice.
- Collaborate with patients and health professionals to develop and implement culturally appropriate health promotion, disease prevention and illness care methods.
- Select current theory and evidenced-based knowledge to guide and teach individuals, families and populations regarding health promotion and illness prevention.
- Employ patient care technologies, information systems and communication devices that support safe nursing practice and development of nursing knowledge.
- Demonstrate knowledge of healthcare policy, finance and regulatory environments that impact patient care.
- 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.
- 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.
- Collaborate with healthcare professionals to enhance quality improvement and safety initiatives at individual and systems levels of care.
- Investigate health-related social justice concerns within legal, ethical and political contexts.
- 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:
- Implement nursing practice, including innovative approaches, based on scientific knowledge.
- Evaluate health care policy and systems.
- Plan for patient and family needs, anticipating their changing requirements, and ensuring patient comfort and safety in planning care.
- Engage in interprofessional collaboration to meet the health needs of client systems in varied health care delivery systems.
- Enhance the culture of safety in health systems through the application of information technologies.
- Generate nursing practice knowledge to stimulate research and improve clinical outcomes.
- Demonstrate professional values and ethical behavior in the advanced practice nursing role.
- Assume specialized roles in advanced clinical practice.
- Design culturally competent health services for vulnerable populations.