Program Outcomes

The faculty of the Henry P. Becton School of Nursing and Allied Health has articulated program outcomes as competencies that are both objective and measurable. These competencies emphasize essential knowledge and skills such as critical thinking, caring, professionalism, leadership, cultural competence, holism, collaboration, and the practice of nursing based on knowledge from the liberal arts and professional education.

Undergraduate Aggregate Student Outcomes

At the end of the BSN program students will be able to:

  1. Apply critical thinking skills in the nursing care of individuals, families, groups and communities measured by the effective use of the nursing process in all aspects of care; prioritize the needs of clients, see multiple sides of controversial questions; apply problem solving techniques in approaching nursing situations in the classroom, laboratory and clinical areas.
  2. Demonstrate professional role behaviors, guided by ethical/legal principles and standards of practice. Measures include passing scores on the standard examinations tested to be predictive of readiness to pass the NCLEX-RN and satisfactory clinical and faculty evaluations.
  3. Incorporate values of human caring in the application of the nursing process across the life span as demonstrated by care based on theory of caring, respect and empathy for individuals, families, groups and communities. Evidence of this competency includes satisfactory clinical evaluations.
  4. Synthesize knowledge from liberal arts and professional education to meet the health needs of a changing society and world as measured by nursing care based on scientific rationale and satisfactory evaluation of clinical experiences.
  5. Use research and problem solving strategies, including outcomes measurement, and evidenced-based practice to improve healthcare of individuals, families, groups and communities as shown in the completion of classroom and clinical assignments.
  6. Exhibit leadership behaviors consistent with the profession in meeting the global health challenge by participating in community service and school governance.
  7. Demonstrate cultural competence in applying the nursing process through the effective use of a cultural assessment tool, in working with individuals from various cultural backgrounds without prejudice or stereotyping, in demonstrating an appreciation for cultural diversity and the uniqueness of all human beings. This competency is measured by satisfactory completion of relevant course requirements and clinical experiences.
  8. Collaborate with clients, member of health team and others in order to maximize human health potential of clients demonstrated by satisfactory evaluations of clinical experiences.
  9. Provide holistic care that contributes to health, recovery and peaceful death using the concept of levels of prevention as demonstrated by satisfactory evaluations of clinical experiences.
  10. Articulate and integrate a personal belief system that concerns human beings, environment, health and nursing as a process as evidenced by satisfactory evaluations for clinical experiences.
  11. Gain the necessary preparation for graduate studies as shown by satisfactory completion of the undergraduate program.