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Program Objectives

Baccalaureate Essentials      

  

Program Objectives

 

Learning Outcomes

Essential I: Liberal Education for Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice   To prepare graduates with a solid base in liberal education which provides the cornerstone for the practice and education of nurses   Graduates will have a solid base in the liberal arts education
 
Essential II: Basic Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Care and Patient Safety   To prepare graduates with knowledge and skills in leadership, quality improvement, and patient safety which are necessary to provide high quality health care   Graduates will possess necessary skills to provide quality health care (i.e. skills in leadership, safety, and quality improvement)
 
Essential III: Scholarship for Evidence Based Practice   To prepare graduates with professional nursing practice essentials which is grounded in the translation of current evidence into one’s practice   Graduates will have the theoretical and research skills necessary to promote evidence-based practice and scholarship
 
Essential IV: Information Management and Application of Patient Care Technology   To prepare graduates with knowledge and skills in information management and patient care technology which are critical in the delivery of quality patient care   Graduates will have knowledge and skills in nursing informatics and other health care related technologies necessary for the delivery and evaluation of quality care
 
Essential V: Health Care Policy, Finance, and Regulatory Environments   To prepare graduates with knowledge and skills regarding healthcare policies, including financial and regulatory, which directly and indirectly influence the nature and functioning of the healthcare system and thereby are important considerations in professional nursing practice   Graduates will have the capabilities to influence health care policy and finance
 
Essential VI: Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration for Improving Patient Health Outcomes   To prepare graduates with knowledge and skills regarding communication and collaboration among healthcare professionals which are critical to delivering high quality and safe patient care   Graduates will have a strong foundation of the critical aspects regarding effective interdisciplinary communication and collaboration
 
Essential VII: Clinical Prevention and Population Health   To prepare graduates with knowledge and skills regarding health promotion and disease prevention at the individual and population level which are necessary to improve population health and are important components of baccalaureate generalist nursing practice   Graduates will be able to promote health/wellness and disease prevention in diverse cultures across the lifespan
 
Essential VIII: Professionalism and Professional Values   To prepare graduates with knowledge and skills regarding professionalism and the inherent values of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, and social justice which are fundamental to the discipline of nursing   Graduates will have the theoretical qualities and characteristics associated with professionalism and professional values
 
Essential IX: Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice   To prepare the baccalaureate graduate nurse to practice with patients, including individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations across the lifespan and across the continuum of healthcare environments. (The baccalaureate graduate understands and respects the variations of care, the increased complexity, and the increased use of healthcare resources inherent in caring for patients)   Graduates will possess the knowledge and qualities of a baccalaureate graduate necessary to provide care or service for diverse individuals and groups across the lifespan, on the wellness-illness continuum