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Nursing Learning Goals

School of Nursing Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Westminster College School of Nursing will achieve the following college-wide learning goals:

  • Nursing Program
  • Critical, analytical, and integrative thinking
    Students will:
    Provide professional nursing care based on knowledge derived from theory and research.
    Synthesize the theoretical and empirical knowledge from nursing, life, physical and social sciences, and the arts and humanities with the practice of professional nursing.
    Use the nursing process to provide nursing care for individuals, families, groups, and communities in a variety of health care settings.
    Evaluate research to determine the applicability of research findings to nursing practice.
    Incorporate professional values with the ethical, moral, and legal aspects of nursing practice.
    Apply critical thinking skills in personal and professional transitional situations.
  • Creative and reflective capacities
    Students will:
    Use the nursing process to provide nursing care for individuals, families, groups, and communities in a variety of health care settings.
    Accept responsibility and accountability for the effectiveness of their own nursing practice.
    Incorporate professional values with the ethical, moral, and legal aspects of nursing practice.
  • Leadership, collaboration, and teamwork
    Students will:
    Accept responsibility and accountability for the effectiveness of their own nursing practice.
    Influence the quality of nursing and health care within practice settings through the use of leadership skills, management concepts and a knowledge of the political system.
    Collaborate with other health care providers and members of the general public in promoting the health and well being of people throughout the life cycle.
  • Writing and other communication skills
    Students will:
    Use the nursing process to provide nursing care for individuals, families, groups, and communities in a variety of health care settings.
    Evaluate research to determine the applicability of research findings to nursing practice.
    Collaborate with other health care providers and members of the general public in promoting the health and well being of people throughout the life cycle.
  • Global consciousness, social responsibility, and ethical awareness
    Students will:
    Synthesize the theoretical and empirical knowledge from nursing, life, physical and social sciences, and the arts and humanities with the practice of professional nursing.
    Accept responsibility and accountability for the effectiveness of their own nursing practice.
    Incorporate professional values with the ethical, moral, and legal aspects of nursing practice.
    Recognize the health needs of today's society and function in a changing health care delivery system.