Practical Nursing - Student Learning Outcomes
A graduate of the Practical Nursing Certificate program will be able to:
- Demonstrate appropriate care to clients with stable and predictable conditions.
- Understand client disorders and nursing care utilizing current evidence based practice.
- Demonstrate developmentally appropriate, respectful and effective therapeutic communication skills.
- Identify clinical scenarios and situations that fall outside of the PN scope of practice.
- Demonstrate, proper technique with nursing skills, use of client care equipment and technology in a cost effective manner.
- Comprehend client environmental factors, family support, and resources that may affect a client’s health status.
- Demonstrate accountability for legal, ethical, and regulatory parameters within the scope of practice of the practical nurse.
- Operate effectively within multidisciplinary teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to provide comprehensive client centered care.
- Collect data and health histories for individuals using standardized tools in an organized pattern, thereby contributing to nursing care plan.
- Demonstrate caring behaviors toward clients and his/her significant others, thereby assisting coping with stressful events and changes in health status.
- Implement standardized teaching tools to promote and maintain health and to reduce risks for clients experiencing common altered health states in the hospital and extended care facilities.
- Observe, reflect, and participate in self-performance and peer-to-peer teaching.
Debra Backus, Ph.D, RN, CNE, NEA-BC