Program Learning Outcomes

ABSN

Program Learning Outcome 1

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

Program Learning Outcome 2

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

Program Learning Outcome 3

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

Program Learning Outcome 4

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

Program Learning Outcome 5

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

Program Learning Outcome 6

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

Program Learning Outcome 7

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

Program Learning Outcome 8

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

Program Learning Outcome 9

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.

Program Learning Oucome 10

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

Program Learning Ouutocme 11

Articulate a philosophy of self-care and professional development.

BSN

PLO1

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

PLO2

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

PLO3

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

PLO4

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

PLO5

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

PLO6

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

PLO7

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

PLO8

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.

PLO10

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

PLO11

Articulate a philosophy of self-care and professional development.

ELMSN

PLO1

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

PLO2

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

PLO3

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

PLO4

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.

PLO5

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.

PLO7

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

PLO8

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

PLO9

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.

PLO10

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

PLO11

Articulate a philosophy of self care and professional development.

CRNA

PLO01a

Patient safety is demonstrated by the ability of the graduate to be vigilant in the delivery of Patient care.

PLO01b

Patient safety is demonstrated by the ability of the graduate toProtectPatients from iatrogenic complications.

PLO01c

Patient safety is demonstrated by the ability of the graduate toParticipate in thePositioning ofPatients toPrevent injury.

PLO01d

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

PLO01e

Patient safety is demonstrated by the ability of the graduate to comply with all currentPatient safety goals outlined by both the Joint Commission and the NationalPatient Safety Foundation.

PLO01f

Patient safety is demonstrated by the ability of the graduate to effectively implement skills andPrinciples of Anesthesia Crisis Resource Management.

PLO01g

Patient safety is demonstrated by the ability of the graduate to refrain from engaging in extraneous activities that abandon or minimize vigilance whileProviding directPatient care (e.g., texting, reading, emailing, etc.).

PLO02a

IndividualizedPerianesthetic management is demonstrated by the ability of the graduate toProvide care throughout thePerianesthetic continuum.

PLO02b

IndividualizedPerianesthetic management is demonstrated by the ability of the graduate to use a variety of current anesthesia techniques, agents, adjunctive drugs, and equipment whileProviding anesthesia.

PLO02c

IndividualizedPerianesthetic management is demonstrated by the ability of the graduate to administer general anesthesia toPatients of all ages andPhysical conditions for a variety of surgical and medically relatedProcedures.

PLO02d

IndividualizedPerianesthetic management is demonstrated by the ability of the graduate toProvide anesthesia services to allPatients, including trauma and emergency cases.

PLO02e

IndividualizedPerianesthetic management is demonstrated by the ability of the graduate to administer and manage a variety of regional anesthetics.

PLO02f

IndividualizedPerianesthetic management is demonstrated by the ability of the graduate to function as a resourcePerson for airway and ventilatory management ofPatients.

PLO02g

IndividualizedPerianesthetic management is demonstrated by the ability of the graduate toPossess current advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) certification

PLO02h

IndividualizedPerianesthetic management is demonstrated by the ability of the graduate toPossess currentPediatric advanced life support (PALS) certification

PLO02i

IndividualizedPerianesthetic management is demonstrated by the ability of the graduate to deliver culturally competentPerianesthetic care throughout the anesthesia experience.

PLO02j

IndividualizedPerianesthetic management is demonstrated by the ability of the graduate toPLO02 a comprehensive history and aPhysical assessment

PLO03a

Critical thinking is demonstrated by the graduate apply knowledge toPractice in decision-making andProblem solving.

PLO03b

Critical thinking is demonstrated by the graduate apply knowledge toProvide nurse anesthesia care based on soundPrinciples and research evidence.

PLO03c

Critical thinking is demonstrated by the graduate toPerform aPreanesthetic assessment and formulate an anesthesia carePlan forPatients to whom they are assigned to administer anesthesia.

PLO03d

Critical thinking is demonstrated by the graduate to identify and take appropriate action when confronted with anesthetic equipment-related malfunctions.

PLO03e

Critical thinking is demonstrated by the graduate to interpret and utilize data obtained from noninvasive and invasive monitoring modalities.

PLO03f

Critical thinking is demonstrated by the graduate to calculate, initiate, and manage fluid and blood component therapy.

PLO03g

Critical thinking is demonstrated by the graduate to recognize and appropriately respond to anesthetic complications that occur during thePerianestheticPeriod.

PLO03h

Critical thinking is demonstrated by the graduatePass the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists (CCNA) certification examination in accordance with CCNAPolicies andProcedures.

PLO04a

Communication skills are demonstrated by the graduate effectively communicate with individuals influencingPatient care.

PLO04b

Communication skills are demonstrated by the graduate to utilize appropriate verbal, nonverbal, and written communication in the delivery ofPerianesthetic care.

PLO05a

Professional role is demonstrated by the graduate toParticipate in activities that improve anesthesia care.

PLO05b

Professional role is demonstrated by the graduate to function within appropriate legal requirements as a registeredProfessional nurse, accepting responsibility and accountability for his or herPractice.

PLO05c

Professional role is demonstrated by the graduate to interact on aProfessional level with integrity.

PLO05d

Professional role is demonstrated by the graduate to teach others.

PLO05e

Professional role is demonstrated by the graduate toParticipate in continuing education activities to acquire new knowledge and improve his or herPractice.

PLO05F

Professional role is demonstrated by the graduate to demonstrate knowledge of wellness and chemical dependency in the anesthesiaProfession through completion of content in wellness and chemical dependency.

CM

PLO 1

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

PLO 2

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

PLO 3

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

FNP

PLO 1

Provide family-oriented primary health care

PLO 2

Consult and refer within an interdisciplinary practice model.

PLO 3

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

PLO 4

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

PLO 5

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

MOT

PLO 1

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.

PLO 2

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

PLO 3

Provide a broad range of functional performance skills to individuals and families from diverse and multicultural popu

PLO 4

Utilize oral, nonverbal, and written communication skills to develop and maintain therapeutic, goal-directed inter

PLO 5

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

PLO 6

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

PLO 7

Participate in scientific inquiry designed to improve occu

PLO 8

Maintain responsibility and accountability for service provision to assure adherence to legal, ethical, and profes

PLO 9

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

PLO 10

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

MPA

PLO_01a

Demonstrate mastery of principles of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology necessary for entry level clinical practice as a physician assistant;

PLO_01b

Demonstrate competency in obtaining an adequate medical history necessary to evaluate, diagnose and formulate a patient-centered treatment plan for patients with commonly encountered medical, surgical and behavioral conditions;

PLO_1c

Demonstrate competency in physical examination skills necessary to evaluate, diagnose and formulate a patient-centered treatment plan for patients with commonly encountered medical, surgical and behavioral conditions;

PLO_1d

Understand pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic principles of patient health management and wellness;

PLO_1e

Demonstrate the application of medical knowledge and critical thinking necessary to develop an accurate differential diagnosis in patients presenting with common medical, surgical and behavioral conditions;

PLO_1f

Apply current health care screening and maintenance recommendations for patients across the lifespan.

PLO_2a

Develop and demonstrate effective, professional and ethical interpersonal and communication skills;

PLO_2b

Demonstrate maturity, flexibility and emotional stability appropriate for working in the health care setting;

PLO_2c

Demonstrate competency in oral and written communication that meet the medical and legal standards established for health care professionals;

PLO_2d

Demonstrate their ability to work effectively with other healthcare professionals.

PLO_3a

Understand the influence of culture, biases and attitudes on health and health care practices

PLO_3b

Demonstrate empathy, respect and appropriate sensitivity to perspectives, values and cultural norms that are other than ones own

PLO_3c

Access and utilize evidence-based recommendations and guidelines for patient-centered clinical practice

PLO_3d

Effectively demonstrate skills in obtaining patient history that addresses the unique preferences, values, needs and cultural/spiritual norms of each patient and his/her family, and develop patient management plans that are in concordance with those elements

PLO_3e

Work effectively with other members of the health care team, including the patient and family, to provide care that is responsive to the patient

PLO_3f

Utilize patient education and counseling techniques, including information technology, that are appropriate and responsive to a patient

PLO_4a

Conduct themselves in a professional manner in all academic and clinical settings;

PLO_4b

Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, reliability, responsibility, empathy, respect and integrity;

PLO_4c

Demonstrate professional relationships with other health care providers;

PLO_4d

Demonstrate a commitment to ongoing professional development and ethical practice;

PLO_4e

Demonstrate culturally appropriate care in a diverse patient population.

PLO_5a

Locate, appraise, and integrate evidence from scientific studies related to their patients health.

PLO_5b

Critically evaluate medical literature using their knowledge of study design and statistical methods to inform their clinical practice;

PLO_5c

Identify and evaluate current medical literature to enhance their medical knowledge;

PLO_5d

Identify and evaluate current medical literature used in clinical decision making related to best practice standard

DPM

PLO01

Be knowledgeable in the preclinical sciences and use this knowledge as a foundation for learning outcomes two though nine. Students shall be able to:

PLO01a

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

PLO01b

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

PLO01c

Describe and explain pharmacological principles and interventions.

PLO01d

Describe and explain the role of microbes, parasites and the diseases that they cause.

PLO01e

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

PLO02

Formulate and implement successful patient management strategies based upon thorough diagnostic and assessment skills. Students shall be able to:

PLO02a

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

PLO02b

Perform and interpret a history and physical examination

PLO02c

Recognize patients with life threatening emergencies and institute initial therapy.

PLO02d

Recognize, describe and explain the pathologic manifestations of disease and injury.

PLO02e

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

PLO02f

Formulate appropriate differential diagnoses.

PLO02g

Formulate appropriate plans of management.

PLO02h

Select and administer noninvasive therapies.

PLO02i

Select and describe appropriate invasive therapies.

PLO02j

Select and administer appropriate modalities to relieve pain and ameliorate the suffering of patients.

PLO02k

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

PLO03

Identify and perform clinical practice behaviors that hallmark professionalism, empathy and ethical decision-making. Students shall be able to:

PLO03a

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

PLO03b

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

PLO03c

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

PLO03d

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

PLO03e

Practice with honesty and integrity, avoiding conflicts of interest.

PLO03f

Identify, value and practice empathetic patient care.

PLO04

Select, interpret and apply historic and current scientific medical literature to clinical practice. Students shall be able to:

PLO04a

Recognize and interpret the strengths and weaknesses of the medical literature.

PLO04b

Explain and follow principles of research methodology in the analysis of levels of evidence.

PLO04c

Use CME among other sources to optimize patient outcomes.

PLO04d

Explain and apply the principles of evidence based medicine in clinical decision making.

PLO04e

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

PLO04f

Assess actual patient outcomes versus evidence based outcomes or standards of care practice guidelines

PLO05

Acknowledge, value and respect the role of all health care professionals. Students shall abe able to:

PLO05a

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

PLO05b

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

PLO06

Understand systems and health care policy. Students shall shall be able to:

PLO06a

Describe and explain the role of stakeholders in health care.

PLO06b

Describe and explain basic healthcare insurance products and third party reimbursement, including but not limited to fee for service, independent practice associations (IPA), preferred provider organizations (PPO), health maintenance organizations (HMO) and capitation.

PLO06c

Describe and explain basic types of professional insurance.

PLO06d

Describe and explain the role of federal and state regulations in medical practice.

PLO06e

Describe and explain basic legal considerations in medical practice and risk management.

PLO07

Facilitate the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health for culturally diverse individuals, groups, families, and communities. Students shall abe able to:

PLO07a

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

PLO07b

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.

PLO07c

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

PLO08

Understand that a life-long commitment to exhibit professional responsibility is a part of professional behavior. Student shall be able to:

PLO08a

Recognize and participate in opportunities to enhance development of the profession.

PLO08b

Commit to life-long learning.

PLO08c

Commit to actively participate in community service.

PLO09

Demonstrate effective verbal, written and technological interactions in communication with patients, families and colleagues and in information retrieval. Students shall be able to:

PLO09a

Exchange electronic information accurately.

PLO09b

Exhibit empathy in all communications.

PLO09c

Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with patients, families, and colleagues.

PLO09d

Effectively use and value interpersonal skills related to gender, social, cultural and economic differences.

PLO09e

Demonstrate active listening.

DPT

PLO01

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

PLO02

Use sound clinical reasoning to guide decisions regarding examination, evaluation, diagnosis, plan of care, and intervention to achieve optimal outcomes of care through the synthesis of best available evidence (literature, clinical experience and judgment, and the patient/client’s perspectives and values).

PLO03

Serve as advocates for patient and client health care needs, including referral to other health care providers, community agencies, or health care services.

PLO04

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

PLO05

Consistently use critical reflection to facilitate learning and improve future practice.

PLO06

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

PLO07

Identify the need for and develop health, wellness, and prevention services for individuals and groups.

PLO08

Be actively engaged in the profession of physical therapy and the communities it serves through the professional association, service to the community, and advocacy for the health needs of society.

PLO09

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

PLO10

Identify as emerging physical therapist professionals who demonstrate the hallmarks of excellence.