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 ofPatient 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 1 : Elicits a detailed and accurate history, performs the appropriate physical examination, records and presents pertinent data including interpretive recommendations in a manner meaningful to a physician; 
PLO 2 : Performs and/or interprets routine diagnostic studies such as common radiologic studies, routine laboratory proce­dures, and electrocardiographic studies; 
PLO 3 : Performs such routine procedures as injections, suturing, wound management, incision and drainage of superficial infections, cast application, and simple fracture follow-up; 
PLO 4 : Performs patient rounds, records patient progress notes and pertinent case summaries, determines and implements diagnostic procedures and therapeutic plans at the direction of the physician/supervisor; 
PLO 5 : Instructs, counsels, and prescribes for patients regarding physical and mental health, including proper diet, disease prevention, therapy, normal growth and development, family planning, sex, lifestyle risks, situational adjustment reac­tions, and other health care matters; 
PLO 6 : Delivers or assists in the delivery of services to patients requiring continuing care in homes, nursing homes, and extended-care facilities, including reviewing and monitoring treatment and therapy plans; 

DPM


PLO 1: Be knowledgeable in the preclinical sciences and use this knowledge as a foundation for learning outcomes two though nine. Students shall be able to: 
PLO 1a : Describe and explain the bodies of knowledge concerning normal human anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and the structure and function of the human body. 
PLO 1b : Describe and explain the causes of disease and the consequences of altered structure or function of the human body and its organ systems. 
PLO 1c : Describe and explain pharmacological principles and interventions. 
PLO 1d : Describe and explain the role of microbes, parasites and the diseases that they cause. 
PLO 1e : Describe and explain the structure and function of the immune system. 
PLO 2 : Formulate and implement successful patient management strategies based upon thorough diagnostic and assessment skills. Students shall be able to: 
PLO 2a : Apply the pre-clinical sciences in clinical decision-making and patient care. 
PLO 2b : Perform and interpret a history and physical examination 
PLO 2c : Recognize patients with life threatening emergencies and institute initial therapy. 
PLO 2d : Recognize, describe and explain the pathologic manifestations of disease and injury. 
PLO 2e : Identify and interpret common clinical, laboratory, imaging, gait and other studies used to diagnose pathologies. 
PLO 2f : Formulate appropriate differential diagnoses. 
PLO 2g : Formulate appropriate plans of management. 
PLO 2h : Select and administer noninvasive therapies. 
PLO 2i : Select and describe appropriate invasive therapies. 
PLO 2j : Select and administer appropriate modalities to relieve pain and ameliorate the suffering of patients. 
PLO 2k : Describe and explain the basic principles of public health, health promotion, disease prevention and clinical epidemiology. 
PLO 3 : Identify and perform clinical practice behaviors that hallmark professionalism, empathy and ethical decision-making. Students shall be able to: 
PLO 3a : Describe, explain and follow the ethical boundaries of the doctor-patient relationship. 
PLO 3b : Describe, explain and follow state and federal laws governing the practice of the profession. 
PLO 3c : Describe, explain and demonstrate the principles of bioethics, including customary and accepted standards of professional practice. 
PLO 3d : Describe, explain and demonstrate principles of self-regulation of the profession. 
PLO 3e : Practice with honesty and integrity, avoiding conflicts of interest. 
PLO 3f : Identify, value and practice empathetic patient care. 
PLO 4 : Select, interpret and apply historic and current scientific medical literature to clinical practice. Students shall be able to: 
PLO 4a : Recognize and interpret the strengths and weaknesses of the medical literature. 
PLO 4b : Explain and follow principles of research methodology in the analysis of levels of evidence. 
PLO 4c : Use CME among other sources to optimize patient outcomes. 
PLO 4d : Explain and apply the principles of evidence based medicine in clinical decision making. 
PLO 4e : Retrieve, interpret, manage, and use biomedical information to solve problems and to make decisions relevant to the care of individuals and populations. 
PLO 4f : Assess actual patient outcomes versus evidence based outcomes or standards of care practice guidelines 
PLO 5 : Acknowledge, value and respect the role of all health care professionals. Students shall abe able to: 
PLO 5a : Demonstrate effective collaboration with other health care professionals to promote the delivery of quality health care services. 
PLO 5b : Identify and perform appropriate referrals to other healthcare providers and agencies. 
PLO 6 : Understand systems and health care policy. Students shall shall be able to: 
PLO 6a : Describe and explain the role of stakeholders in health care. 
PLO 6b : 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. 
PLO 6c : Describe and explain basic types of professional insurance. 
PLO 6d : Describe and explain the role of federal and state regulations in medical practice. 
PLO 6e : Describe and explain basic legal considerations in medical practice and risk management. 
PLO 7 : Facilitate the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health for culturally diverse individuals, groups, families, and communities. Students shall abe able to: 
PLO 7a : Describe and explain the role of the health care advocate and operate as an advocate for health care rights for all individuals. 
PLO 7b : 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. 
PLO 7c : Demonstrate a commitment to provide care to marginalized patients in underserved populations. 
PLO 8 : Understand that a life-long commitment to exhibit professional responsibility is a part of professional behavior. Student shall be able to: 
PLO 8a : Recognize and participate in opportunities to enhance development of the profession. 
PLO 8b : Commit to life-long learning. 
PLO 8c : Commit to actively participate in community service. 
PLO 9 : Demonstrate effective verbal, written and technological interactions in communication with patients, families and colleagues and in information retrieval. Students shall be able to: 
PLO 9a : Exchange electronic information accurately. 
PLO 9b : Exhibit empathy in all communications. 
PLO 9c : Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with patients, families, and colleagues. 
PLO 9d : Effectively use and value interpersonal skills related to gender, social, cultural and economic differences. 
PLO 9e : Demonstrate active listening.