Upon graduation from the ADN Program students are expected to achieve eight student learning outcomes. Each course and level will have specific syllabi with readings, assignments, activities and clinical experiences designed to assist the student in meeting these outcomes. Outcomes will be measured throughout the curriculum by University and ADN rubrics, clinical evaluations, and exams, ATI Content Mastery Series Exams, Portfolio and Senior Capstone Project.
Graduates of the Associate Degree Nursing program will be able to:
- Generate a personal philosophy as a basis for professional nursing practice.
- Apply evidenced based knowledge from the physical, behavioral and nursing sciences into the practice of nursing.
- Communicate therapeutically with peers, health care providers and diverse clients/patients, families, and populations.
- Explain critical thinking in the practice of nursing.
- Evaluate the nursing process within a variety of settings with a diversity of patient populations and cultures.
- Participate in evaluating the quality and effectiveness of the practice of nursing.
- Assess beginning management and leadership skills in the practice of nursing.
- Interpret legal, ethical and professional standards as a guide to nursing practice.