ADN Program Outcomes

Nursing AAS-T Degree (ADN) recipients should possess the skills & abilities described below:

1. Demonstrate Clinical Reasoning through the care of individual and families.

Definition: Clinical reasoning is the application of the nursing process that involves problem solving, decision –making, and critical thinking. The nurse uses clinical reasoning as situations change to reach clinical judgments regarding the care of the individual, families, communities and society. (AACN, 2014; Benner, Sutphen, Leonard & Day, 2010).

 2. Provide Patient Centered Care to a culturally diverse individuals and families.

Definition: Recognize the patient or designee as the source of control and full partner in providing compassionate and coordinated care based on respect for patient preferences, values and needs.(QSEN, 2007).

3. Student demonstrates success in educational attainment, academic achievement, and holistic development.

Definition: Educational Student success is a collaborative endeavor between the student and the faculty of the Associate Degree Nursing program which readies the graduate to be an accountable, adaptable and competent generalist prepared to pass the Registered Nurse Licensing Exam (NCLEX-RN).

4. Demonstrate Professional Identity Role Formation at completion of the Associate Degree Nursing program

Definition: Implement one’s role as a nurse in ways that reflect integrity, responsibility, ethical practices, and an evolving identity as a nurse committed to evidence based practice, caring, advocacy and safe quality of care, and promote the health of patients within a family and community context. (NLN 2012).

5. Value nurse involvement in design, selection, implementation and evaluation of information technology to support patient care.

Definition: The new healthcare environment requires the use of information systems and technologies to improve the quality and safety of patient care. Nurses are directly engaged with information systems and technologies as the foundation for evidence-based practice, clinical-decision support tools, and the electronic health record (EHR). (TIGER 2009).

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Last Updated May 5, 2021