Nursing - Program Outcomes

Associate in Nursing

Program Outcomes:

    Students will:

  • Nursing Process: The graduate will demonstrate a beginning competence in critical, creative, and reflective thinking within the nursing process that serves to provide the foundation for safe, effective care delivery in a wide variety of health care settings.
  • Communication: The graduate will demonstrate effective communication through the exchange of messages in a variety of contexts using multiple methods.
  • Professional Role: The graduate will demonstrate responsibility in the registered nurse role by participating as a member of a team to promote holistic, ethical, and compassionate care while functioning within the scope of practice for the registered nurse.
  • Cultural Competence: The graduate will demonstrate multicultural competence by valuing open-mindedness, inclusion, multicultural perspectives, and multiple ways of knowing, thinking, and being for clients, families, and colleagues in health care.
  • Information Competency: The graduate will seek, find, evaluate, and use information in health care to support evidence-based practice and engage in lifelong learning for nursing practice.
  • Core Abilities Outcomes

    • Critical, Creative, and Reflective Thinking:
      Graduates will evaluate, analyze, and synthesize information and ideas in order to construct informed, meaningful, and justifiable conclusions.
    • Responsibility:
      Graduates will be able to critically examine the relationship between self, community, and/or environments, and to evaluate and articulate potential impacts and consequences of choices, actions, and contributions for the creation of sustainable systems.
    • Information Competency:
      Graduates will be able to seek, find, evaluate and use information and employ information technology to engage in lifelong learning.
    • Effective Communication:
      Graduates will be able to exchange messages in a variety of contexts using multiple methods.
    • Multiculturalism:
      Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of diverse ideas, cultures, and experiences, and develop the ability to examine their own attitudes and assumptions in order to understand and work with others who differ from themselves.

    Related Instructional Outcomes

    • Communication: Graduates identify, analyze, and evaluate rhetorical strategies in one's own and other's writing in order to communicate effectively.
    • Humanities: Graduates acquire skills to critically interpret, analyze and evaluate forms of human expression, and create and perform as an expression of the human experience.
    • Social Sciences: Graduates use social science research methods and/or theory in order to analyze and interpret social phenomena.
    • Natural Sciences: Graduates use the scientific method to analyze natural phenomena and acquire skills to evaluate authenticity of data/information relative to the natural world.
    • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning: Graduates utilize mathematical, symbolic, logical, graphical, geometric, or statistical analysis for the interpretation and solution of problems in the natural world and human society.
    • Nursing Assistant Certified

      Program Outcomes

        Students will:

      • Basic Technical Skills: A nursing assistant demonstrates basic technical skills which facilitate an optimal level of functioning for client or resident, recognizing individual, cultural, and religious diversity.
      • Personal Care Skills: A nursing assistant demonstrates basic personal care skills.
      • Mental Health and Social Service Needs: A nursing assistant demonstrates the ability to identify psychosocial needs of all clients or residents based upon awareness of the developmental and age specific processes.
      • Care of Cognitively Impaired Residents: A nursing assistant demonstrates basic care of cognitively impaired clients or residents.
      • Basic Restorative Services: The nursing assistant incorporates principles and skills in providing restorative care.
      • Client or Resident Rights and Promotion of Independence: A nursing assistant demonstrates behavior which maintains and respects client or resident rights and promotes independence, regardless of race, religion, life-style, sexual preference, disease process, or ability to pay.
      • Communication and Interpersonal Skills: A nursing assistant uses communication and interpersonal skills effectively to function as a member of the nursing team.
      • Infection Control: A nursing assistant uses standard and transmission based precautions to prevent the spread of microorganisms.
      • Safety and Emergency Procedures: A nursing assistant demonstrates the ability to identify and implement safety and emergency procedures.
      • Rules and Regulations Knowledge: A nursing assistant demonstrates knowledge of and can explain the practical implications of the laws and regulations which affect nursing assistant practice.
        • Core Abilities Outcomes

          • Critical, Creative, and Reflective Thinking: Graduates will be able to question, search for answers and meaning, and develop ideas that lead to action.
          • Responsibility: Graduates will be able to respond by examining the relationship between self, community, and environments, evaluating potential impacts and consequences of actions, and making choices and contributions based on that examination and evaluation.
          • Information Competency: Graduates will be able to seek, find, evaluate and use information and employ information technology to engage in lifelong learning.
          • Effective Communication: Graduates will be able to exchange messages in a variety of contexts using multiple methods and tools.
          • Multiculturalism: Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of diverse ideas, cultures and experiences and the ability to examine their own attitudes and assumptions in order to engage others with civility and empathy.

Contact

Leah Webster
Nursing Program Coordinator
Front Office
253-864-3272

Becky Piper RN, MN
Program Director/ Associate Professor
253-864-3111

Eustenia Kasjan M.A.
Allied Health Manager Nursing Advising/Admissions
253-840-8355

Ronda Durano MN, RN
Nursing Faculty, Clinical Liaison
253-840-8379

Elizabeth Webber RN, MSN, CCRN
Nursing Faculty
253-840-8375

National Accreditation

This nursing program is
accredited by:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Rd. NE
Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000
www.acenursing.org