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Bachelor of Science

Back to Nursing (B.S.)

The Nursing Program SLOs provide a framework for the nursing curriculum. Nursing course objectives and learning activities aim to facilitate student achievement of the SLOs. The SLOs are available in the Nursing Program Student Handbook, the Nursing Program Faculty Handbook and on the College website.

At the completion of the program pre-licensure nursing students will:

  1. Demonstrate accountability for practicing nursing within established moral, legal, ethical, regulatory, and humanistic principles.
  2. Demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care and the ability to effectively call on system resources to provide care that is of optimal quality and value.
  3. Use information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making.
  4. Identify, evaluate, and use the best current evidence coupled with clinical expertise and consideration of patients' preferences, experience, and values to make practice decisions.
  5. Function effectively within nursing and interdisciplinary teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, shared decision-making, team learning, and development.
  6. Minimize risk of harm to patients and providers through both individual performance and system effectiveness.
  7. Use data to monitor outcomes and care processes, and use improvement methods to design and test changes to continuously improve the quality and safety of health care.
  8. Influence the behavior of individuals or groups of individuals within their environment in a way that will facilitate the establishment and acquisition/achievement of shared goals.
  9. Deliver holistic nursing care, advocate for health promotion and disease prevention strategies at the individual, family, community, and global levels.
  10. Demonstrate effective communication skills with clients that foster mutual respect and shared decision making to enhance patient satisfaction and health outcomes.