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Student Learning Outcomes

ABSN

SLO1

Demonstrate respect for the inherent dignity of individuals and groups in the delivery of nursing care within an appropriate moral, ethical and legal framework.

SLO2

Integrate theory, research, and knowledge from using, the physical, the behavioral sciences, and humanities to improve the quality of care provided to clients.

SLO3

Use effective communication principles in facilitating professional relationships with clients, families, and health care system colleagues.

SLO4

Demonstrate clinical reasoning in planning, delivering and evaluating care directed at disease prevention, health promotion and restoration, across the life span to diverse clients.

SLO5

Critically analyze research findings for application in the provision of therapeutic, evidence-based nursing interventions.

SLO6

Analyze the effects of changing social, cultural, legal, economic, global political and ethical trends on healthcare policy, financing and regulatory environments.

SLO7

Collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary practitioners to promote illness prevention and the health and welfare of individuals, families and communities.

SLO8

Apply standards of practice within an ethical decision making framework in the provision of nursing care that meets clients’ health care needs.

SLO9

Use leadership and management principles in the delegation and supervision of nursing care while retaining accountability for the quality of care given to the client.

SLO10

Use emerging health care information technologies to evaluate client care and advance client education.

SLO11

Articulate a philosophy of self-care and professional development.

BSN

SLO1

Demonstrate respect for the inherent dignity of individuals and groups in the delivery of nursing care within an appropriate moral, ethical, and legal framework.

SLO2

Integrate theory, research and knowledge from nursing, the physical, behavioral sciences, and humanities to improve the quality of care provided to clients.

SLO3

Use effective communication principles in facilitating professional relationships with clients, families, and health care system colleagues.

SLO4

Demonstrate clinical reasoning in planning, delivering and evaluating care directed at disease prevention, health promotion and restoration, across the life span to diverse clients.

SLO5

Critically analyze research findings for application in the provision of therapeutic, evidence-based nursing interventions.

SLO6

Analyze the effects of changing social, cultural, legal, economic, global political and ethical trends on healthcare policy, financing and regulatory environments.

SLO7

Collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary practitioners to promote illness prevention and the health and welfare of individuals, families and communities.

SLO8

Apply standards of practice within an ethical decision making framework in the provision of nursing care that meets clients' health care needs.

SLO9

Use leadership and management principles in the delegation and supervision of nursing care while retaining accountability for the quality of care given to the client.

SLO10

Use emerging health care information technologies to evaluate client care and advance client education.

SLO11

Articulate a philosophy of self-care and professional development.

ELMSN

SLO1

Demonstrate respect for the inherent dignity of individuals and groups in the delivery of nursing care within an appropriate moral, ethical and legal framework.

SLO2

Integrate theory, research, and knowledge from nursing, the physical and behavioral sciences, and the humanities to improve the quality of care provided to clients.

SLO3

Use effective communication principles in facilitating professional relationships with clients, families, and health care system colleagues.

SLO4

Demonstrate clinical reasoning in planning, delivering, and evaluating care directed at disease prevention, health promotion, and health restoration across the life span with diverse clients of all ages.

SLO5

Critically analyze research findings for application in the provision of therapeutic, evidence-based nursing interventions.

SLO6

Analyze the effects of changing social, cultural, legal, economic, global, political, and ethical trends on healthcare policy, financing, and regulatory environments.

SLO7

Collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary practitioners to promote illness prevention and the health and welfare of individuals, families, and communities.

SLO8

Apply standards of practice within an ethical decision making framework in the provision of nursing care that meets clients’ health care needs.

SLO9

Use leadership and management principles in the delegation and supervision of nursing care while retaining accountability for the quality of care given to the client.

SLO10

Use emerging health care technologies to evaluate client care and advance client education.

SLO11

Articulate a philosophy of self care and professional development.

CRNA

SLO1a

Patient safety is demonstrated by the ability of the graduate to: Be vigilant in the delivery of patient care.

SLO1b

Patient safety is demonstrated by the ability of the graduate to: Protect patients from iatrogenic complications.

SLO1c

Patient safety is demonstrated by the ability of the graduate to: Participate in the positioning of patients to prevent injury.

SLO1d

Patient safety is demonstrated by the ability of the graduate to: Conduct a comprehensive and appropriate equipment check.

SLO1e

Patient safety is demonstrated by the ability of the graduate to: Comply with all current patient safety goals outlined by both the Joint Commission and the National Patient Safety Foundation.

SLO1f

Patient safety is demonstrated by the ability of the graduate to: Effectively implement skills and principles of Anesthesia Crisis Resource Management.

SLO2a

Individualized perianesthetic management is demonstrated by the ability of the graduate to: Provide care throughout the perianesthetic continuum.

SLO2b

Individualized perianesthetic management is demonstrated by the ability of the graduate to: Use a variety of current anesthesia techniques, agents, adjunctive drugs, and equipment while providing anesthesia.

SLO2c

Individualized perianesthetic management is demonstrated by the ability of the graduate to: Administer general anesthesia to patients of all ages and physical conditions for a variety of surgical and medically related procedures.

SLO2d

Individualized perianesthetic management is demonstrated by the ability of the graduate to: Provide anesthesia services to all patients, including trauma and emergency cases.

SLO2e

Individualized perianesthetic management is demonstrated by the ability of the graduate to: Administer and manage a variety of regional anesthetics.

SLO2f

Individualized perianesthetic management is demonstrated by the ability of the graduate to: Function as a resource person for airway and ventilatory management of patients.

SLO2g

Individualized perianesthetic management is demonstrated by the ability of the graduate to: Possess current advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) certification.

SLO2h

Individualized perianesthetic management is demonstrated by the ability of the graduate to: Possess current pediatric advanced life support (PALS) certification.

SLO2i

Individualized perianesthetic management is demonstrated by the ability of the graduate to: Deliver culturally competent perianesthetic care throughout the anesthesia experience.

SLO3a

Critical thinking is demonstrated by the graduates’ ability to: Apply theory to practice in decision-making and problem solving.

SLO3b

Critical thinking is demonstrated by the graduates’ ability to:. Provide nurse anesthesia care based on sound principles and research evidence.

SLO3c

Critical thinking is demonstrated by the graduates’ ability to: Perform a preanesthetic assessment and formulate an anesthesia care plan for patients to whom they are assigned to administer anesthesia.

SLO3d

Critical thinking is demonstrated by the graduates’ ability to: Identify and take appropriate action when confronted with anesthetic equipment-related malfunctions.

SLO3e

Critical thinking is demonstrated by the graduates’ ability to: Interpret and utilize data obtained from the noninvasive and invasive monitoring modalities.

SLO3f

Critical thinking is demonstrated by the graduates’ ability to: Calculate, initiate, and manage fluid and blood component therapy.

SLO3g

Critical thinking is demonstrated by the graduates’ ability to: Recognize and appropriately respond to anesthetic complications that occur during the perianesthetic period.

SLO3h

Critical thinking is demonstrated by the graduates’ ability to: Pass the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists’ (CCNA) certification examination in accordance with CCNA policies and procedures.

SLO4a

Communication skills are demonstrated by the graduate’s ability to: Effectively communicate with all individuals influencing patient care.

SLO4b

Communication skills are demonstrated by the graduates’ ability to: Utilize appropriate verbal, nonverbal, and written communication in the delivery of perianesthetic care.

SLO5a

Professional role is demonstrated by the graduates’ ability to: Participate in activities that improve anesthesia care.

SLO5b

Professional role is demonstrated by the graduates’ ability to: Function within appropriate legal requirements as a registered professional nurse, accepting responsibility and accountability for his or her practice.

SLO5c

Professional role is demonstrated by the graduates’ ability to: Interact on a professional level with integrity.

SLO5d

Professional role is demonstrated by the graduates’ ability to: Teach others.

SLO5e

Professional role is demonstrated by the graduates’ ability to: Participate in continuing education activities to acquire new knowledge and improve his or her practice.

CM

SLO1

Ensure coordination, continuity and quality of care for a selected population.

SLO2

Assume nursing case management roles in a variety of health care settings.

SLO3

Demonstrate a clinical nursing foundation in the application of case management principles

FNP

SLO1

Provide family-oriented primary health care.

SLO2

Consult and refer within an interdisciplinary practice model.

SLO3

Collaborate with patients and families to provide evidence-based primary care that is theoretically sound.

SLO4

Assume a leadership role in the profession at local, state, national and international level.

SLO5

Produce quality work that demonstrates graduate level scholarly work and can withstand peer review.

MOT

SLO1

Synthesize knowledge and concepts from the sciences and liberal arts with occupational therapy theory to provide comprehensive service to persons with limitations in occupational performance.

SLO2

Demonstrate logical thinking, critical analysis, problem-solving, creativity, and independent clinical judgment in the provision of occupational therapy.

SLO3

Provide a broad range of functional performance skills to individuals and families from diverse and multicultural popu­lations throughout the life span.

SLO4

Utilize oral, nonverbal, and written communication skills to develop and maintain therapeutic, goal-directed inter­actions with individuals, families, caregivers, staff, and community groups.

SLO5

Design, evaluate, and implement therapeutic strategies directed toward assisting individuals, team members, and community groups in preventing disease, promoting health, and maximizing occupational performance.

SLO6

Critically analyze scholarly papers and research findings for application of occupational therapy services.

SLO7

Participate in scientific inquiry designed to improve occu­pational therapy practice and to enhance the occupational therapy profession.

SLO8

Maintain responsibility and accountability for service provision to assure adherence to legal, ethical, and profes­sional standards.

SLO9

Collaborate with other professionals as a leader, advocate, and team member.

SLO10

Demonstrate a commitment to the core values of the University. (learning, collegial, collaborative with community, innovative, results-oriented)

MPA

SLO1

Medical Knowledge: Understand etiologies, risk factors, underlying pathologic process, and epidemiology for medical conditions. Identify signs and symptoms of medical conditions. Select and interpret appropriate diagnostic or lab studies. Manage general medical and surgical conditions to include understanding the indications, side effects, contraindications, interactions and adverse reaction for of pharmacologic agents and other relevant treatment modalites. Identify the appropriate site of care for presenting conditions, including identifying emergent cases and those requiring referral or admission. Identify appropriate interventions for prevention of conditions. Identify the appropriate methods to detect conditions in an asymptomatic individual. Differentiate between the normal and the abnormal in anatomic, physiological, laboratory findings and other diagnostic data. Appropriately use history and physical findings and diagnostic studies to formulate a differential diagnosis. Provide appropriate care to patients with chronic conditions.

SLO2

Interpersonal and Communication Skills: Create and sustain a therapeutic and ethically sound relationship with patients. Use effective listening, nonverbal, explanatory, questioning, and writing skills to elicit and provide information. Appropriately adapt communication style and messages to the context of the individual patient interaction. Work effectively with physicians and other healthcare professionals as a member or leader of a health care team or other professional group. Apply an understanding of human behavior. Demonstrate emotional resilience and stability, adaptability, flexibility and tolerance of ambiguity and anxiety. Accurately and adequately documents and record information regarding the care process for medical, legal, quality and financial purposes.

SLO3

Patient Care: Work effectively with physicians and other healthcare professionals to provide patient-centered care. Demonstrate caring and respectful behaviors when interacting with patients and their families. Gather essential and accurate information about their patients. Make informed decisions about diagnostic and therapeutic interventions based on patients information and preferences, up to date scientific evidence, and clinical judgment. Develop and carry out patient management plans. Counsel and educate patients and their families. Competently perform medical and surgical procedures considered essential in the area of practice. Provide health care services and education aimed at preventing health problems or maintaining health.

SLO4

Professionalism: Understanding of legal and regulatory requirements, as well as the appropriate role of the physician assistant. Professional relationships with physician supervisors and other health care providers. Respect, compassion, and integrity. Responsiveness to the needs of patients and society. Accountability to patients, society, and the profession. Commitment to excellence and on-going professional development. Commitment to ethical principles pertaining to provision or withholding of clinical care, confidentiality of patient information, informed consent, and business practices. Sensitivity and responsiveness to patients' culture, age, gender, and disabilities. Self-reflection, critical curiosity and initiative.

SLO5

Practice-based Learning and Improvement: Locate, appraise, and integrate evidence from scientific studies related to their patients' health problem. Apply knowledge of study designs and statistical methods to the appraisal of clinical studies and other information on diagnostic and therapeutic effectiveness. Apply information technology to manage information, access on-line medical information, and support their own education. Facilitate the learning of students and/or other health care professionals. Recognize and appropriately address gender, cultural, cognitive, emotional and other biases, gaps in medical knowledge, and physical limitations in themselves and others.

SLO6

Systems-based Practice: Use information technology to support patient care decisions and patient education. Effectively interact with different types of medical practice and delivery systems. Understand the funding sources and payment system that provide coverage for patient care. Practice cost-effective health care and resource allocation that does not compromise quality care. Advocate for quality patient care and assist patients in dealing with system complexities.

DPT

SLO1

Provide effective physical therapy for people with health conditions that result in impairments, activity limitations or participation restrictions regardless of the person's age, and in the most common practice environments for physical therapists.

SLO2

Serve as role models by providing high quality and contemporary physical therapy that incorporates current best evidence, their clinical expertise and the patient's values.

SLO3

Use sound clinical reasoning to guide their decisions through their examination, evaluation, diagnosis, planning, and intervention to achieve optimal outcomes of care.

SLO4

Refer patients and clients to other health care practitioners, community agencies, or health care services and serve as advocates when necessary to assure that patients' and clients' needs for these services are met.

SLO5

Provide collaborative, patient-centered care that is compassionate, caring, and culturally competent.

SLO6

Demonstrate maturity, responsibility and confidence in practice.

SLO7

Consistently engage in critical reflection on physical therapy practice with the intent of being effective learners throughout their careers and advancing their effectiveness as physical therapists.

SLO8

Function as collaborative and effective members of an interprofessional team providing health care to meet the needs of patients, clients, and the public.

SLO9

Are skilled teachers within the scope of physical therapy practice who foster effective learning.

SLO10

Provide health, wellness, and prevention services for individuals or groups of people who will benefit from those services.

SLO11

Effectively communicate and actively participate with their colleagues in their practice environment to improve that practice.

SLO12

Formulate answerable clinical questions for individual patients or clients or populations of patients or clients and implements systematic methods.

SLO13

Are actively engaged in the profession of physical therapy and the society it serves through the professional association, service to the community, and as advocates for the health needs of society.

SLO14

Act responsibly with sound reasoning and integrity to achieve just resolution of ethical problems that effect individuals, organizations or society.

DPM

SLO1

Describe and explain the bodies of knowledge in the pre-clinical sciences and use this knowledge as a foundation for learning outcomes two through eight.

SLO1a

Describe and explain the bodies of knowledge concerning normal human anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and the structure and function of the human body.

SLO1b

Describe and explain the causes of disease and the consequences of altered structure or function of the human body and its organ systems.

SLO1c

Describe and explain pharmacological principles and interventions.

SLO1d

Describe and explain the role of microbes (bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites) and the diseases that they cause.

SLO1e

Describe and explain the structure and function of the immune system.

SLO2

Apply knowledge of the pre-clinical sciences in clinical decision-making and patient care.

SLO3

Formulate successful patient management strategies based upon sound diagnostic and assessment skills.

SLO3a

Perform and interpret a history and physical examination.

SLO3b

Identify and interpret common clinical, laboratory, imaging, gait and other studies used to diagnose pathologies.

SLO3c

Describe, recognize and explain the pathologic manifestations of common conditions of the lower extremity.

SLO3d

Formulate appropriate differential diagnoses and plans of management.

SLO3e

Perform and administer medical and surgical treatments.

SLO3f

Recognize patients with life threatening emergencies and institute initial therapy.

SLO4

Identify and perform clinical practice behaviors that hallmark professionalism, empathy and ethical decision-making.

SLO4a

Describe, explain and follow the ethical boundaries of the doctor-patient relationship.

SLO4b

Describe, explain and follow state and federal laws governing the practice of the profession.

SLO4c

Describe, explain and demonstrate the principles of bioethics, including customary and accepted standards of professional practice.

SLO4d

Describe, explain and demonstrate principles of self-regulation of the profession.

SLO4e

Practice with honesty and integrity, avoiding conflicts of interest.

SLO4f

Identify, value and practice empathetic patient care.

SLO5

Collect, interpret and apply the scientific literature to clinical practice.

SLO5b

Retrieve, interpret, manage, and use biomedical information to solve problems and to make decisions relevant to the care of individuals and populations.

SLO5c

Describe, explain and follow the principles of research methodology.

SLO5d

Describe, explain and follow the principles of evidence based medicine in clinical decision making.

SLO5e

Perform ongoing self-assessment to optimize patient outcomes.

SLO6

Acknowledge, value and respect the role of all health care professionals.

SLO6a

Demonstrate effective collaboration with other health care professionals to promote the delivery of quality health care services.

SLO6b

Demonstrate effective communication ability, both verbal and written, to interact with patients, families and colleagues.

SLO6c

Identify and perform appropriate referrals to other healthcare providers and agencies.

SLO7

Appropriately manage all aspects of patient care in a variety of healthcare settings, cultures and communities.

SLO7a

Describe, explain and follow basic principles of practice management and quality assurance.

SLO7b

Demonstrate effective communication ability, both verbal and written, to interact with patients, families and colleagues

SLO7c

Describe and explain basic type of insurance pertinent to medical practice, including professional and general liability, disability, and worker’s compensation.

SLO7d

Describe and explain the principles of third party reimbursement.

SLO7e

Describe and explain the role and relationship of basic systems and resources in medical practice, including federal and state regulations.

SLO7f

Describe and explain basic medical/legal considerations.

SLO7g

Describe and explain the role of the health care advocate and operate as an advocate for healthcare rights for all individuals.

SLO7h

Facilitate the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health for culturally diverse individuals, groups, families, and communities.

SLO7i

Understand, value and demonstrate effective interpersonal skills related to gender, social, and cultural differences.

SLO7j

Describe and explain the importance of non-biological determinants of poor health and of the economic, psychological, social, and cultural factors that contribute to the development and continuation of maladies.

SLO7k

Describe and explain the basic principles of public health, health promotion, disease prevention and clinical epidemiology.

SLO7l

Demonstrate a commitment to provide care to marginalized patients in underserved populations.

SLO8

Acknowledge professional responsibility through community service, life-long learning, development of the profession and participation in healthcare delivery decision-making.