Student Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes for the nursing undergraduate program

  • Graduates are prepared to integrate knowledge from liberal arts and sciences with nursing's historical foundation to make evidence-based decisions, use sound clinical judgment, and provide ethical, equitable care for patients across the lifespan.
  • Graduates are prepared to use a patient-centered, team approach that considers the physical, emotional, social, and heterogeneity aspects of individual patient well-being and includes the patient and important others in decision-making.
  • Graduates are prepared to apply holistic concepts of equitable public health, disease prevention, and health promotion to manage, advance, and protect population health across communities.
  • Graduates are prepared to identify how research evidence, clinical expertise, and patient and family values are integrated to optimize care within the evidenced-based practice (EBP) framework and articulate the impact on patient outcomes.
  • Graduates are prepared to demonstrate effective use of technology, improvement science, EBP, and a culture of patient safety to enhance and support safe practice. 
  • Graduates are prepared to use interprofessional communication skills to develop collaborative relationships with stakeholders to improve health care delivery and patient outcomes. 
  • Graduates are prepared to incorporate system-thinking, innovation, and EBP to optimize and improve care delivery for all.
  • Graduates are prepared to incorporate ethical and intentional use of innovative technology to synthesize relevant data and support clinical decision-making, patient education, error prevention, and coordination of care for all. 
  • Graduates are prepared to demonstrate development of a professional identity that embraces nursing values, accountability, and commitment to the nursing profession. 
  • Graduates are prepared to apply leadership competencies, lifelong learning, and a spirit of inquiry to advocate for self, the nursing profession, patients, and populations.