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Student Learning Outcomes


Upon graduation with an Associate in Applied Sciences degree with a Nursing major, the graduate will demonstrate the following competencies and be eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN.

  1. Provide safe, quality, evidence-based, patient-centered care in a variety of healthcare settings to diverse patient populations by:
    • Engaging in critical thinking and clinical reasoning to make patient-centered care decisions.
    • Implementing quality measures to improve patient care.
    • Participating in collaborative relationships with members of the interdisciplinary team, the patient and the patient’s support persons.
    • Using information management principles, techniques, and systems, and patient care technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error and support decision-making.
    • Promoting a culture of caring to provide holistic, compassionate, culturally-competent care.
  2. Provide leadership in a variety of healthcare settings for diverse patient populations.
  3. Assimilate professional, legal, and ethical guidelines in practice as a professional nurse.