Purpose & Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyze bioethical dilemmas that present themselves in the practice setting and arrive at personal and professional decisions to advocate for patients; become familiar with the principles of justice, autonomy and beneficence.
  2. Develop & refine professional skills & strategies to support acquisition of further proficiency in nursing practice.
  3. Take on additional roles, such as public health nurse, parish nurse, leader, manager, nurse navigator, nurse informatics, and clinical assistant instructor.
  4. Provide healthcare education appropriate to learners of varying backgrounds, in a variety of settings.
  5. Develop a strong scientific knowledge base to include an understanding of the research process & its application to nursing practice in a variety of settings.
  6. Apply Watson’s Carative Factors/Caritas Processes in all nursing care settings to enhance the health care encounters of all patients and clients.
  7. Provide culturally-sensitive nursing care to increasingly diverse populations.
  8. Discuss & analyze contemporary professional nursing issues that impact the patient, the profession & communities.
  9. Be accountable in nursing practice, resource management, & quality improvement by demonstrating leadership, critical thinking, clinical reasoning, organizing, delegating, implementing, & evaluating the delivery of nursing care in a variety of settings.
  10. Demonstrate an awareness of health care prevention and wellness care for individuals and communities.
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