The objectives/competencies of the nursing program are:
- to demonstrate critical thinking through:
- Utilization of creative problem-solving and decision-making based on theories and models in the delivery of health care to individuals cross the life span, groups, and communities; and
- Incorporation of research concepts in planning and implementing nursing care.
- to communicate in a professional manner through:
- Utilization of concepts in human interaction in establishing effective professional relationships;
- Appropriate use of formal and informal writing; and
- Application of appropriate communication technologies.
- to develop professional role concepts and behaviors to meet the evolving health care needs of society through:
- Demonstration of responsibility and accountability;
- Recognition and implementation of care within ethical and legal parameters of professional practice;
- Provision of culturally sensitive and culturally competent care to clients in an increasingly diverse society;
- Commitment to evidence-based, clinically competent care in diverse settings;
- Commitment to patient/family advocacy;
- Collaboration with individual clients, families, and communities to promote, protect, and improve health;
- Collaboration with interdisciplinary health care providers within strategic community partnerships;
- Integration of management principals;
- Incorporation of concern for social and global issues; and
- Identification of issues and trends affecting health care delivery.
- to value learning as a lifelong process through:
- Commitment to continuing education in professional development.