Undergraduate Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes
Based on the vision and mission statements of the Department, the following program
goals have been identified. The program goals of the nursing program are to:
Integrate best practices in nursing education to
promote student success.
Prepare graduates to provide safe, evidence-based, patient-centered care that reflects ethical clinical judgment and inter-professional collaboration.
Participate in the delivery of care within a variety of environments with the goal of reducing health disparities.
Use the latest technological innovations to enhance access to our programs.
Offer innovative programs of study that are responsive to the changes in the health care environment.
Cultivate in students an intellectual desire for advanced study and inquiry.
Contribute to the profession of nursing by engaging in leadership, scholarship, and practice activities.
Based on the program's vision, mission, and philosophy and the standards set forth
by the professional organization, the faculty has identified the following
end-of-program student learning objectives:
Use theoretical bases to guide nursing practice.
Evaluate qualitative and quantitative research as a foundation for evidence-based nursing practice.
Provide culturally sensitive nursing care that reflects the worth, dignity, and uniqueness of individuals and groups.
Use interpersonal and technological communication effectively.
Apply leadership and management principles to facilitate change in health care practice.
Provide nursing care that reflects analysis of diverse environmental factors that influence local, national, and global health care.
Demonstrate behaviors that incorporate client's rights, legal and ethical accountability, and professional codes and standards.
Collaborate in providing care to clients, families, and groups in a variety of health care environments.
Use self-evaluation to promote professional growth and lifelong learning.