Program Student Learning Outcomes
Nursing LPN/RN

Program Mission Statement
Guide, advise and educate caring and competent nurses for the future.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Within the context of the scope of practice of the practical nurse, the Kirkwood nursing program graduate will:

  • Provide compassionate patient-centered care to meet client physical, psychological, cultural and spiritual needs within the context of the family and the community.
     
  • Collaborate with members of the interdisciplinary health care team to ensure the provision of safe, quality, effective care through the use of communication and relationship–building skills.
     
  • Use systematic assessment, critical analysis, and application of best evidence and practices to implement evidence-based health promotion, prevention and condition management to optimize patient, family and population health.
     
  • Participate in the development and implementation of health care organization quality improvements.
     
  • Implement safe care practices for patients, families, communities and members of the health care team.
     
  • Utilize electronic medical records, intranet and internet resources, and other informatics resources and tools to make informed clinical decisions.
     
  • Facilitate patient self-management of health through planned education coordinated across the continuum of care to promote health, prevent illness and manage health care conditions in the context of the family and the community.
     
  • Perform all activities ethically and with integrity, always demonstrating a commitment to provide evidence-based, safe, quality, compassionate care for diverse patients, families and communities.
     
  • Develop and use leadership skills to organize, motivate and inspire health care team members to provide safe, quality, effective and efficient patient care.

Within the context of the scope of practice of the registered nurse, the Kirkwood nursing program graduate will:

  • Provide compassionate patient-centered care to meet client physical, psychological, cultural and spiritual needs within the context of the family and the community.
     
  • Collaborate with members of the interdisciplinary health care team to ensure the provision of safe, quality, effective care through the use of communication and relationship–building skills.
     
  • Use systematic assessment, critical analysis and application of best evidence and practices to implement evidence-based health promotion, prevention and condition management to optimize patient, family and population health.
     
  • Participate in the development and implementation of health care organization quality improvements.
     
  • Implement safe care practices for patients, families, communities and members of the health care team.
     
  • Utilize electronic medical records, intranet and internet resources, and other informatics resources and tools to make informed clinical decisions.
     
  • Facilitate patient self-management of health through planned education coordinated across the continuum of care to promote health, prevent illness and manage health care conditions in the context of the family and the community.
     
  • Perform all activities ethically and with integrity, always demonstrating a commitment to provide evidence-based, safe, quality, compassionate care for diverse patients, families and communities.
     
  • Develop and use leadership skills to organize, motivate and inspire health care team members to provide safe, quality, effective and efficient patient care.