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Program Outcomes

Patient Care

Graduates are providers of direct and indirect care. Graduates are expected to:

  • Utilize concepts form liberal arts, sciences, and nursing to provide high-quality patient-centered care.
  • Use critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills to address simple to complex situations, and translate research-based evidence into practice for safe, high-quality outcomes.
  • Practice holistic care in a variety of health care settings, across the lifespan, for diverse populations along the health-illness continuum.
  • Integrate cultural, economic, social, environmental, genetic, regulatory and political factors in designing care for individuals, families, and communities.

Communication and Collaboration

Graduates work in teams across health care professions to ensure optimal care. Graduates are expected to:

  • Use standardized terminology, information systems, and patient care technology effectively.
  • Use effective communication and collaboration skills with members of the health care team, patients, and support network.


Graduates function as a member of the nursing profession. Graduates are expected to:

  • Synthesize principles of leadership and management, accountability and life-long learning while functioning in the roles of provider, designer, manager, and coordinator of care.
  • Incorporate legal and ethical precepts, as well as standards of practice in serving as advocates for the patient and the profession.
  • Demonstrate ethical behaviors guided by the values of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, and social justice.

Quality and Safety

Graduates practice in complex health care systems. Graduates are expected to:

  • Apply leadership concepts and technical skills to ensure a safe practice environment.
  • Integrate principles of quality improvement and safety to ensure optimum care.