Student Learning Outcomes in the Registered Nursing Program

Registered Nursing Program Goals

Upon graduation, the Nursing Student will:

  1. Qualify for state licensure as a registered nurse by achieving a passing score on the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurses (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 critical thinking to assist individuals, families and communities to 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. Synthesize principles of holistic nursing practice when providing nursing care for clients at various stages in their life span.
  6. Empower individuals, families and the community to develop positive health behaviors through health promotion and teaching.
  7. Manage nursing care for individuals, families and/or communities, in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team.
  8. Value a commitment to caring.
  9. Integrate evidenced based concepts of nursing practice across the health care continuum to ensure quality patient centered care.