Program Learning Outcomes

Practical Nursing Diploma

  • Information/Technology: Utilize information technology in the healthcare setting
  • Managing Care: Manage care through planning, organizing, or assigning aspects of care to the UPAs and LPNs under the direction of an RN or other licensed provider
  • Nursing Judgment/Evidence-based Care: Utilize evidence-based nursing judgment when prioritizing care, implementing interventions, reporting changes, and promoting the health of individual patients across the lifespan
  • Patient/Relationship-Centered Care: Demonstrate effective communication skills while providing patient care founded on basic physical, developmental, spiritual, cultural, functional, and psychosocial needs of the individual patient across the lifespan
  • Professional Identity and Behavior: Demonstrate professional behaviors and accountability to legal and ethical nursing practices standards for a competent PN
  • Quality Improvement: Participate in quality improvement by providing input into the development of policies and procedures and effectively using resources to achieve patient outcomes
  • Safety: Recognize and report changes and responses to interventions to an RN or the appropriately licensed healthcare provider while providing a safe environment for patients, self, and others
  • Teamwork and Collaboration: Participate as a member of the inter-professional team collaborating and communicating with other healthcare providers to promote safe, quality, patient-centered care