Program outcomes for the LPN to B.S.N. program have been developed based upon College outcomes and professional nursing guidelines. The LPN to B.S.N. program outcomes express the competencies required for successful completion of the program and entry into practice, and are:

  • The graduate nurse performs at a level that integrates knowledge, skills, abilities, and judgment in formal, informal, and reflective learning experiences measured by satisfactory completion of relevant coursework and clinical experiences.
  • The graduate collaborates with members of the health care team to maximize the potential for desired outcomes demonstrated by satisfactory evaluations of clinical experiences.
  • The graduate accepts the responsibility for lifelong learning, including technological knowledge and skills for safe practice by promoting leadership behaviors consistent with the profession and the complex healthcare environment.
  • The graduate nurse demonstrates cultural competency and global awareness in developing the plan of care for health promotion and disease prevention.
  • The graduate nurse demonstrates competency in developing the appropriate plan of care for individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations throughout the life span, and across settings, and demonstrates personal commitment through community service and field service work.
  • The graduate nurse demonstrates educationally prepared competence for practice measured by completion of summative tests that assess readiness for passing of the NCLEX-RN examination.
  • The graduate nurse incorporates skills and knowledge of leadership, management, healthcare policy and economics into the provision of safe, quality nursing care measured by satisfactory completion of relevant coursework and clinical evaluations.