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Program Goals & Outcomes

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Courtney Davis, a 2006 alum of St. Ambrose.

Courtney Davis, a 2006 alum of St. Ambrose.

Goals

Undergraduate program

  1. Develop beginning level professional nurses who use caring, ethics, and standards of care to guide their practice.
  2. Foster the development of individuals who are prepared for today and tomorrow's challenges and assume responsibility for the advancement of humanity and nursing.
  3. Prepare program graduates to pursue additional education.


Graduate program

  1. Develop professional nurse leaders who use ethics, research, and theory to guide their practice.
  2. Develop leadership for the achievement of organizational planning, analysis, and initiation of change.
  3. To prepare program graduates to pursue doctoral education.

Outcomes

Undergraduate program

  1. Synthesize knowledge from the liberal arts and the sciences in utilizing the nursing process to deliver compassionate, safe, holistic nursing care.
  2. Demonstrate use of critical thinking in making informed judgments in various environmental contexts.
  3. Demonstrate written, oral, and electronic communication competence and interpersonal relationship skills in a variety of clinical environments.
  4. Demonstrate competence in performing therapeutic nursing interventions.
  5. Validate existing practice and improve nursing care through research utilization.
  6. Apply professional standards of practice incorporating legal, ethical, and financial accountability.
  7. Participate with multidisciplinary colleagues to design, implement, and evaluate consumer-driven health care.
  8. Participate in the ongoing development of the profession.
  9. Demonstrate leadership through participation in educational, political, community, or organizational activities.
  10. Participate in community service activities.


Graduate program

  1. Apply research to nursing practice, leadership, and management.
  2. Develop management and leadership strategies to promote quality outcomes in health care for individuals, families and communities.
  3. Synthesize concepts and theories from nursing, and management to form the basis for practice.
  4. Evaluate ethical/legal/ financial considerations in healthcare decision-making.

 


Did you know?

The first-try pass rate for St. Ambrose students on the NCLEX nursing licensure exam exceeded the national average in 2011 and 2012. More than 90 percent of students passed on their first try.