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Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Associate in Science: Nursing: Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:
  1. Apply nursing methods, protocols and procedures to appropriate care situations
  2. . Adhere to the ANA Code of Ethics for nurses, treating patients as unique whole individuals with specific needs, desires, and abilities
  3. . Describe current legal and professional standards for nurses in relation to common clinical problems
  4. . Practice in a manner that respects patient confidentiality and adheres to HIPAA
  5. . Appraise own professional performance accurately. Evaluate their professional learning needs and take steps to meet them
  6. Use the nursing process, which emphasizes critical thinking, independent judgment and continual evaluation as a means to determine nursing activities
  7. Utilize theory and knowledge from nursing, the physical/behavioral sciences and the humanities in providing nursing care
  8. Identify and assess the healthcare needs of patients/clients using the tools/framework appropriate to the clinical setting
  9. Document and evaluate the outcome of nursing and other interventions and communicate to team members
  10. Prioritize care-delivery on an ongoing basis
  11. Work in partnership with patients, clients, and caregivers
  12. Engage in and disengage from therapeutic relationships through the use of effective interpersonal and counseling skills
  13. Provide compassionate, culturally sensitive care to clients in a variety of settings