Nursing Student Learning Outcomes

BS Nursing

Conducts comprehensive assessment and provides holistic and patient-centered nursing care to diverse clients.

Integrates evidence, clinical judgment, interprofessional perspectives, and patient preferences in planning, implementing, and evaluating outcomes of care.

Provides developmental, linguistic, and culturally appropriate patient teaching to promote patient engagement in self-care.

Advocates for and empowers clients to recognize their rights and responsibilities as health care consumers.

Applies knowledge of leadership, organizational systems and health care policy, and managerial skills in communicating and collaborating with other health care professionals.

Identifies and utilizes community resources to promote culturally appropriate and cost-effective health promotion and disease prevention interventions.

Contributes the unique nursing perspective to interprofessional teams to optimize patient outcomes.

Employs knowledge of information management, patient care technology, and communication devices to ensure delivery of quality and safe care.

Promotes accountability within the health care system demonstrating legal and ethical standards and professional values.

Advances professional nursing practice by analyzing current healthcare trends and translating evidence and theory into practice.


MS Nursing

Integrate the scientific background for nursing by applying scientific findings from nursing, biopsychosocial fields, genetics, public health, quality improvement, and organizational sciences for the continual improvement of nursing care across diverse settings.

Apply organizational and systems leadership to current healthcare issues for the promotion of high quality and safe patient care, including the emphasis on ethical and critical decision making, effective working relationships, and a systems-perspective approach.

Critique methods, tools, performance measures, and standards related to quality, and apply quality principles within organizations.

Apply nursing research outcomes within the practice setting, resolve practice problems, work as a change agent, and disseminate evidence-based results.

Provide integrated and coordinated care utilizing communication technologies.

Demonstrate the ability to intervene at the system level through policy development processes and advocacy strategies to influence health and health care.

Provide leadership of interprofessional teams by communicating, collaborating and consulting with other health professionals.

Synthesize broad organizational, client-centered, and culturally appropriate concepts in the planning, delivery, management, and evaluation of evidence-based clinical prevention and population care and services to individuals, families, and aggregates/identified populations.

Demonstrate nursing practice interventions including both direct and indirect care components that influence health care outcomes for individuals, populations, or systems.