Practical Nursing - Student Learning Outcomes

Practical Nursing Guiding Standards Grid

A graduate of the Practical Nursing Certificate program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate appropriate care to clients with stable and predictable conditions.
  2. Understand client disorders and nursing care utilizing current evidence based practice.
  3. Demonstrate developmentally appropriate, respectful and effective therapeutic communication skills.
  4. Identify clinical scenarios and situations that fall outside of the PN scope of practice.
  5. Demonstrate, proper technique with nursing skills, use of client care equipment and technology in a cost effective manner.
  6. Comprehend client environmental factors, family support, and resources that may affect a client’s health status.
  7. Demonstrate accountability for legal, ethical, and regulatory parameters within the scope of practice of the practical nurse.
  8. Operate effectively within multidisciplinary teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to provide comprehensive client centered care.
  9. Collect data and health histories for individuals using standardized tools in an organized pattern, thereby contributing to nursing care plan.
  10. Demonstrate caring behaviors toward clients and his/her significant others, thereby assisting coping with stressful events and changes in health status.
  11. Observe, reflect, and participate in self-performance and peer-to-peer teaching.