Student Learning Outcomes in the Registered Nursing Program

Registered Nursing Program Goals

Upon graduation with a Registered Nurse AS Degree, the Nursing student will:

  1. Qualify for state licensure as a registered nurse by achieving a passing score on the NCLEX-RN.
  2. Value responsibility for professional development and practice within the ethical and legal framework of nursing.
  3. Synthesize principles of the nursing process and apply critical thinking to help individuals, families, and communities achieve positive adaptation to change in health or a peaceful death.
  4. Synthesize principles of communication to effectively relate with individuals, families, groups, and/or colleagues of diverse sociocultural backgrounds in various health care settings.
  5. Empower individuals, families, and the community to develop positive health behaviors through health promotion and teaching.
  6. Manage nursing care for individuals, families, and/or communities, in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team.
  7. Value a commitment to caring.
  8. Integrate evidenced based concepts of nursing practice across the health care continuum to ensure quality patient centered care.
  9. Synthesize principles of holistic nursing practice when providing nursing care for clients at various stages in their life span.