Upon completion of the nursing program, the graduate will be educationally prepared to provide patient-centered care to individuals across the lifespan with diverse cultures who are experiencing disruptions in biophysical and psychosocial dimensions in a variety of healthcare settings. The graduate will provide care utilizing the National League for Nursing (NLN) Association Degree (AD) competencies, Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies; and practice within the three roles of the AD nurse. The graduate will be prepared to take the National Council of State Boards for Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become a nurse.
The first theme, nursing process, is the foundation of nursing practice and the vehicle by which individualized client care isprovided. Nursing process is viewed as a five-step process: assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Utilizing all of the steps of the nursing process, care is provided to clients with disruptions in human functioning with commonly occurring health problems.
- Graduate performance on the NCLEX-RN examination will be equal to or exceed state and national mean for first time writers.
- 75 percent or greater of the respondents to the JCC Nursing Graduate Surveys express satisfaction with the program.
- 75 percent or greater of the respondents to the JCC Nursing Employer Surveys express satisfaction with the program.
- 70 percent or greater of students enrolled in the JCC Nursing Program complete the program with an Associate's Degree in Applied Science Nursing (measured by one and one-half times the program length).
- Utilize the nursing process to provide quality, safe, holistic (biophysical, psychological, socio-culture, spiritual), patient-centered care across the lifespan.
- Demonstrate caring behaviors.
- Communicate professionally and effectively with patients, families, and members of the healthcare team.
- Develop a teaching plan for individuals incorporating teaching learning principles.
- Manage care incorporating evidence based information to support clinical decision making.
- Manage care cost effectively.
- Manage care utilizing principles of prioritization, delegation, and quality improvement.
- Demonstrate professional behaviors.