Practical Nursing End of Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Upon completion of the program, the graduate practical nurse will demonstrate the following entry level competencies:

    1) Utilizes the nursing process effectively in provision of care and health promotion of individual clients and families experiencing multiple health states in acute and long term health care settings.

    2) Demonstrate satisfactory performance of psychomotor skills in caring for individual clients and families experiencing multiple health states in acute and long term health care settings.

    3) Utilize critical thinking and problem solving skills to make decisions concerning nursing care of individual clients and families experiencing multiple health states in acute and long term health care settings.

    4) Communicate effectively, via verbal, non-verbal, written and electronic means, in interactions with individual clients, families, faculty, members of the health care team and the community.

    5) Demonstrate accountability in personal practice by:

    1. a) complying with the scope of practice of the PN
    2. b) adhering to a nursing code of ethics
    3. c) functioning with guidance as an advocate for the health care consumer
    4. d) assuming responsibility for personal actions in providing nursing care

    6) Utilizes educational opportunities for personal and professional growth in provision of care and health promotion of individual clients and families experiencing multiple health states in acute and long term health care settings.

    7) Demonstrates values, attitudes, and personal qualities reflecting a commitment to respect human dignity and individual rights.