Learning Outcomes — Nursing

Graduates are prepared to enter the profession of nursing as contributing members of the discipline to promote, maintain and restore the health of patients in a variety of settings. Graduates are prepared to:

  1. Integrate knowledge from the liberal arts and sciences education into one's professional nursing practice.
  2. Demonstrate caring and culturally sensitive behaviors that create an environment of respect for the dignity of patients, families, self and others.
  3. Utilize multiple interprofessional and intraprofessional methods of communication to collaborate effectively in delivering safe, patient-centered care throughout the lifespan and in a variety of settings.
  4. Articulate a philosophy of nursing that guides one's practice as an educator, researcher, advocate, manager and provider of care.
  5. Ethically manage data, information, knowledge and technology to achieve desired quality outcomes.
  6. Integrate scholarly inquiry and research into evidence-based nursing practice.
  7. Integrate critical thinking and professional values into the clinical decision-making process.
  8. Perform competently, effectively and ethically as a baccalaureate nurse to promote, maintain and restore the health of vulnerable populations.
  9. Accept responsibility for lifelong learning, global citizenship and service in the nursing profession.
  10. Assume a professional nurse leadership role to assure quality nursing practice in the delivery of health services.