Upon completion of the associate degree nursing program the graduate is expected to:
1. Caring Intervention: Provides safe quality evidenced-based patient centered (holistic) and compassionate care in a variety of health care settings.
2. Health-Illness: Continuum: Demonstrates critical thinking when analyzing patient data and considering quality improvement in healthcare delivery systems.
3. Holistic Care: Participates in collaborative relationships with members of the interdisciplinary team for the purpose of providing and improving patient care outcomes.
4. Teaching/Learning: Provide teaching to diverse patient populations across the lifespan incorporating the health-illness continuum.
5. Nursing Process: Provides and directs nursing care that coordinates, organizes, prioritizes and modifies care using the nursing process in a variety of health care settings.
6. Professionalism: Functions as a competent nurse assimilating all professional, ethical and legal principles related to nursing practice.
7. Communication: Utilize a variety of types of information technology and communication skills to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error and support decision making.