Student learning outcomes: Nursing (BSN) / Nursing (RN to BSN)

Shown here are the general learning goals of the program broken down into specific student learning outcomes (SLOs). These SLOs represent what a student should be able to do as a result of successfully completing this program. Student performance on these outcomes are routinely assessed by program faculty as a way of informing programmatic improvement efforts.

Goal Outcome

At graduation the student is expected to demonstrate leadership skills in coordinating nursing care as well as in delegating and supervising nursing care provided by others.

  • Develop nursing interventions in partnership with vulnerable individuals, families, and communities. (Leadership roles include teaching, mentoring, referrals, and collaboration with members of the health care team) (RN to BSN)

At graduation the student is expected to employ effective communication skills (listening, verbal, nonverbal, and written) with individuals, families, groups, and communities as well as members of the health care team.

  • The student will employ effective communication skills (listening, verbal, nonverbal, and written) with individuals, families, groups, and communities as well as members of the health care team. (RN to BSN)

At graduation the student is expected to engage in evidence-based practice through the utilization of critical thinking skills and state-of-the art knowledge for persons with varying health promotion, health maintenance, health restoration, and end-of-life care needs.

  • The student will apply evidence-based therapeutic interventions and critical thinking skills for holistic care of the patient with mental health/emotional needs and or symptoms (Prelicensure)
  • The student will engage in evidence-based practice through the utilization of critical thinking skills and state-of-the art knkowledge for persons with varying health promotion, health maintenance, health restoration, and end-of-life care needs. (RN to BSN and Pre-Licensure)

At graduation the student is expected to provide holistic nurisng care to individuals, families, groups, and communities across the lifespan based on professional nursing standards.

  • Provide holistic nursing care to individuals, families, groups, and communities across the lifespan based on professional nursing standards. (RN to BSN)

Participate in formal and informal experiences that promote personal and professional growth and lifelong learning.

  • The student will demonstrate accountability and responsibility for the outcomes, quality and safety of nursing care provided to patients experiencing common alterations in health care needs. (RN to BSN)
  • The student will participate in formal and informal experiences that promote both personal and professional growth. (RN to BSN)


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