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