Learning Outcomes (Nursing)
RN-BSN End of Program Student Learning Outcomes (EPSLOs)
1. Integrate theories and concepts from liberal education into nursing practice, to build a holistic understanding of the human experience across the life span.
2. Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision making in the provision of high quality nursing care, interprofessional care coordination, and assume accountability for one’s own and delegated nursing care delivery in a variety of healthcare settings.
3. Utilize evidence, clinical judgment, interprofessional perspectives, and patient preferences in planning, implementing, and evaluating healthcare and outcomes.
4. Demonstrate skills in using patient care technologies, information systems, and effective communication to support culturally congruent and safe nursing practice.
5. Apply critical thinking, ethical principles and client advocacy to address social policies on health care, especially for vulnerable populations from a holistic caring framework.
6. Evaluate the impact of health/illness beliefs, values, attitudes, and sociocultural practices of individuals, families, groups, communities, and diverse populations across the health-illness continuum.
7. Demonstrate professionalism, including respect for self and others, and attention to professional boundaries with patients, families, and caregiver.
MSN End of Program Student Learning Outcomes (EPSLOs)
1. Formulate innovative solutions to problems within complex health delivery systems across diverse healthcare settings by incorporating concepts from economics, public health, and organizational sciences with empirical, ethical, and aesthetic nursing knowledge.
2. Evaluate theory and evidence-based research for incorporation into the design of advanced nursing practices which facilitate safety, quality, resource utilization, and equitable healthcare at the systems level.
3. Develop effective communication strategies and leadership behaviors to lead collaborative Interprofessional teams toward the improvement of quality and safety in healthcare and the achievement of optimal health outcomes.
4. Integrate concepts from population health, health policy, and social advocacy in the development of culturally congruent strategies to reduce health disparities, increase access to care, and improve health outcomes of individuals and populations at the local, national, and global levels.
5. Support the advancement of nursing practice through the skilled application of leadership behaviors which are informed by professional nursing standards, ethics, national benchmarks for quality and safety, local, national and global health initiatives, and personal and professional integrity.
6. Utilize information technology to communicate, educate, mitigate errors, and support decision-making at the systems level.