Nursing Program Goals

LPN - Program Goals

Upon completion of the program, the graduate will:

  • Provide nursing care within the scope of the ethical and legal responsibilities of practical nursing.
  • Utilize the nursing process to identify the basic needs of the client throughout the lifespan for health promotion, maintenance, and restoration when biological, spiritual, cultural, and psychosocial needs of the client are not being met.
  • Provide safe and skillful therapeutic care in simple nursing situations based on knowledge of biological, cultural, spiritual, and psychosocial needs of the client throughout the lifespan.
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal relationships with the client, the client’s family, and members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team.
  • Demonstrate responsibilities of the practical nurse as an individual who collaborates within the healthcare system and the community.

RN - Program Goals

Upon completion of the program, the graduate will:

  • Formulate safe and effective clinical judgements guided by the nursing process, clinical reasoning, and evidence-based practice.
  • Integrate caring behaviors in practicing the art and science of nursing within a diverse population.
  • Demonstrate effective communication methods to manage client needs and to interact with other healthcare team members.
  • Collaborate with clients and members of the inter-professional health care team to optimize client outcomes.
  • Implement professional standards and scope of practice within legal, ethical, and regulatory frame works.
  • Manage care and provide leadership to meet client needs using available resources and current technology.
  • Generate teaching and learning processes to promote and maintain health and reduce risks for a global population.