LVN to RN Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Registered Nursing (LVN-RN) Program the graduating student will competently perform in the following areas:

Communication Skills

  • Establish a therapeutic environment that promotes communication across the life span for vulnerable and diverse populations
  • Demonstrate effective therapeutic communication in nurse/client relationships in a variety of healthcare settings
  • Demonstrate effective therapeutic communication with other interdisciplinary healthcare professionals in the practice of nursing
  • Demonstrate effective teaching strategies for vulnerable and diverse populations

Critical Thinking, Critical Reasoning, and Critical Elements

  • Formulate individualized nursing care plans and teaching plans for assigned patients/clients including assessing health status, implementing therapeutic interventions, and evaluating the outcomes of care
  • Integrate and demonstrate clinical decision making and critical thinking skills to provide effective nursing care for individuals throughout the developmental stages across the life span
  • Provide comprehensive direct nursing care to patients/clients using Neuman system theory, evidence based practice, the nursing process, and the principles of asepsis, caring, and safety while  taking into consideration the physiological, psychosocial, cultural, developmental, and spiritual aspects of care

Information Competency and Informatics

  • Evaluate and integrate appropriate scientific resources and technology to plan and deliver patient/client care
  • Document patient/client care as per facility policy
  • Evaluate and integrate evidence based information from traditional and electronic resources for health promotion activities

Diversity

  • Integrate the principles of diversity outlined as psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual influences in caring for patients/clients across the life span in a variety of health care environments
  • Prioritize nursing interventions to coincide with changing patient/client conditions, cultural considerations, and vulnerable population needs

>Professionalism, Leadership, and Civic Responsibility

  • Demonstrate professional nursing behaviors which integrate accountability, responsibility, and self direction in the areas of life long learning, self evaluation of learning goals, multidisciplinary collaboration, and effective communication
  • Demonstrate professional nursing practice while integrating the nursing program’s overriding critical elements and Neuman Systems theory which adhere to the, Nursing Practice Act, the Nursing Social Policy Statement, the Code of Ethics, and state and federal regulation pertaining to registered nurses
  • Demonstrate the principles of advocacy in nursing practice which includes but is not limited to prioritizing patient care, anticipating and intervening with ethical and legal issues in a variety of health care setting and with diverse and vulnerable populations
  • Demonstrate leadership principles in nursing practice which includes planning, managing, collaborating, delegating, and supervising the delivery of health care

Gerontology/geriatrics

  • Integrate theoretical knowledge of pathophysiology, pharmacology, developmental stages, and the principles of gerontology/geriatrics in the practice of nursing