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Learning Outcomes

Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing

Undergraduate Program Outcomes
(Basic, BRAND, RN-BSN)

approved AP Meeting 3/31/2010

  1. Synthesize knowledge from the arts and sciences in the practice of professional nursing.

  2. Demonstrate leadership by application of quality improvement processes in the provision of safe client care across the lifespan.

  3. Demonstrate evidence-based practice in the care of clients, families, and communities.

  4. Manage data, information, and technology to inform and guide nursing practice.

  5. Engage in political and regulatory processes relevant to health care systems and the provision of safe care.

  6. Collaborate with the inter-professional team in the delivery of evidence-based client-centered care.

  7. Use health promotion, disease prevention, and risk reduction strategies in caring for clients, families, and communities.

  8. Demonstrate behaviors that reflect the nursing code of ethics, professional and legal standards, and the values of nursing as a care profession.

Undergraduate Junior Level Program Outcomes
(Basic, BRAND)

approved AP Meeting 3/31/2010

  1. Recognize safety and quality concerns in the provision of client care across the lifespan.

  2. Describe elements and levels of evidence-based practice.

  3. Demonstrate introductory level competencies in the use and application of information management and technology.

  4. Explore the influences on health care systems and the delivery of care.

  5. Identify the role of nursing within an inter-professional health care team.

  6. Identify appropriate health promotion, disease prevention, and risk reduction strategies in caring for clients and families.

  7. Recognize the core values of professional nursing.

MS Program Outcomes

approved Post-Licensure Meeting 2/18/15; AP approval 10/07/2015

Graduates of the MS Program are:

  1. Transformational learners who seek new perspectives and foster a spirit of inquiry to create synergy among the learning community. They develop humility and a balance of ways of knowing to optimize a sense-of-self for the purpose of influencing others.

  2. The transformational leaders who are authentic, articulate, and collaborative communicators. They discover the leader within for the purpose of optimizing influence, and use innovation and an interconnected system's perspective to promote population health.

DNP Program Outcomes

approved AP Meeting 4/27/11; edited 3/10/16

Graduates will...

  1. ...engage in evidence-based practice to optimize health outcomes.

  2. ...engage in leadership activities to promote excellence in rural health care.


Updated: 5/16/2017

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