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Nursing - Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Nursing A.A.S degree program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate verbally, nonverbally, in writing, or through the use of technology that reflects caring, compassion, and cultural awareness and that is directed toward promoting positive patient outcomes and establishing a therapeutic relationship.
  • Demonstrate the ability to collect, analyze, and synthesize relevant data for the purpose of appraising the client’s health status.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge, thinking skills, and intuition in determining appropriate interventions for effective client outcomes.
  • Implement interventions and demonstrate behaviors and actions in a caring manner that incorporate/demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the natural/behavioral sciences, nursing theory/research, and past nursing experiences.
  • Conduct patient education to promote and facilitate informed decision-making, achieve positive patient outcomes, and support self-care activities.
  • Demonstrate commitment to standards of professional practice, accountability for one’s own actions, and practice nursing within legal, ethical, and regulatory frameworks.
  • Demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively with other students, faculty, healthcare professionals, and patients in planning, decision-making, problem solving, and goal setting.
  • Describe how to engage in effective patient care management that is accomplished through planning, organizing, and directing activities in collaboration with the health care team that assists the patient in moving toward positive outcomes.

Debra Backus, Ph.D, RN, CNE, NEA-BC
Nursing Director
Wicks 116