Upon completion of the ADN program, students will be able to:
- LEADERSHIP– The ADN graduate will exhibit the personal traits necessary to establish vision & goals; the ability to plan, organize, motivate, manage, execute, delegate, evaluate, use conflict resolution strategies, & collaborate with other members of the interdisciplinary health care team.
- CRITICAL THINKING– The ADN graduate will be able to utilize a process of insightful thinking that utilizes multiple dimensions of ones own cognition & collaborates with the interdisciplinary health care team to develop conclusions, solutions, & alternatives to ensure safe nursing practice & quality care.
- COMMUNICATION– The ADN graduate will be able to apply concepts of communication & therapeutic interaction in building & maintaining relationships with clients, families, groups, communities & other members of the health care team.
- CARING– The ADN graduate will demonstrate caring as an altruistic philosophy of moral & ethical commitment toward the protection, promotion & preservation of human dignity & diversity including the recognition & acknowledgment of the value of individuals, families, groups, communities, & other members of the health care team. Caring is the essence of nursing.
- PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR– The ADN graduate will exhibit professional behavior by demonstrating adherence to standards of nursing practice, commitment to the profession of nursing, accountability for actions, behaviors & nursing practice within legal, ethical, & regulatory frameworks.
Upon completion of the RN-BSN program, students will be able to:
- Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision making in order to provide oversight and accountability for the delivery of safe, quality care in a variety of healthcare settings.
- Integrate reliable evidence from multiple perspectives to inform practice and make reasonable clinical judgments.
- Demonstrate skills in using patient care technologies, information systems, and communication devices that support safe nursing practice in a variety of healthcare settings.
- Demonstrate basic knowledge of healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory environments including local, state, national, and global health care trends.
- Communicate, collaborate, and negotiate as a member and leader within interdisciplinary health care teams to improve patient health outcomes.
- Manage the direct and indirect care of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations to promote, maintain, and restore health.
- Integrate professional standards of moral, ethical, and legal conduct into the care of persons, families, groups, communities, and populations.