2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived]

Nursing Learning Outcomes

Outcome 1: Safe and Holistic Care
1.1 Integrate Patients’ Differences: Integrate patients’ differences, values preferences, and expressed needs with an awareness of how personal values and beliefs can impact care delivery.
1.2 Comprehensive and Focused Assessments: Conduct comprehensive and focused bio­psychosocial and environmental assessments of health and illness in diverse settings.
1.3 Formulate Diverse Plans of Care: Formulate plans of care for diverse populations across the health care continuum.

1.4 Communicate Effectively with Patients: Communicate effectively with patients, families, groups, and communities.


Foundational Studies 10: Express themselves effectively, professionally, and persuasively both orally and in writing.

1.5 Demonstrate Appropriate Patient Teaching: Demonstrate appropriate patient teaching that reflects holistic patient preferences and fosters the informed engagement in care.
Outcome 2: Work Effectively in Inter-Professional Teams
2.1 Contribute Nursing Perspective: Contribute the unique nursing perspective to inter­professional teams to enhance patient outcomes.

2.2 Effective Interpersonal Communication: Incorporate effective inter­professional communication, negotiation, and conflict resolution to deliver evidence-­based and patient­ centered care.


Foundational Studies 10: Express themselves effectively, professionally, and persuasively both orally and in writing.

Outcome 3: Employ Evidence-Based Practice
3.1 Evidence Based Learning and Research Activities: Integrate best research with clinical expertise and patient values for optimum safe care.
3.2 Evidence Based Learning and Research Activities: Implement methods of retrieval, appraisal, and synthesis of evidence­-based learning and research activities to improve patient outcomes.
3.3 Impact Patient Outcomes: Propose mechanisms to resolve identified discrepancies between standards and practices that impact patient outcomes.
Outcome 4: Apply Quality Improvement Principles
4.1 Demonstrate Leadership Skills: Demonstrate leadership skills to effectively implement patient safety in the identification of variances and hazards in health care.
4.2 Analyze Improvement Processes and Safety Design: Analyze quality improvement processes and safety design principles such as standardization and simplification.
4.3 Evaluate Quality of Care: Evaluate quality of care in terms of structure, process, and outcomes in relation to patient and community needs.
4.4 Design Interventions: Design interventions to change the processes and system of care with the objective of improving quality.
Outcome 5: Utilize Informatics
5.1 Integrate for Safe Nursing Practice: Integrate information systems, communication, and technology methods in the management of safe nursing practice.
5.2 Data Evaluation: Evaluate data from all relevant sources, including technology, to deliver care.
5.3 Uphold Ethical Principles: Uphold ethical principles when using patient care technologies.
Outcome 6: Demonstrate Leadership Skills
6.1 Appraise the Impact of Health Care Policies: Appraise the impact of health care policies, including financial, regulatory, and organizational mission, vision, and value statements.
6.2 Apply Leadership Concepts: Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision-making in the provision of high-quality safe nursing care and emergency preparedness.
6.3 Developmental Participation: Participate in the development and implementation of imaginative and creative strategies to enable systems to change.
6.4 Discuss the Role of the Nurse: Discuss the role of the nurse as a leader in the delivery of safe and effective healthcare.
Outcome 7: Demonstrate Health Promotion
7.1 Promote Healthy Lifestyles: Advocate for health promotion and disease prevention at the individual and population level necessary to improve population health, wellness, and the promotion of healthy lifestyles.
7.2 Provide Appropriate Health Promotion: Collaborate with other healthcare professionals and patients to provide spiritual and cultural appropriate health promotion.
Outcome 8: Display Professional Behaviors
8.1 Incorporate Nursing Values: Incorporate nursing values into daily practice.
8.2 Demonstrate Accountability and Responsibility: Demonstrate accountability and responsibility for one’s own academic, professional, and public actions.
8.3 Demonstrate Ethical and Legal Decisions: Demonstrate ethical and legal decisions surrounding health care dilemmas.
8.4 Advocation of Nursing Profession: Serve as an advocate for the nursing profession.