WVWC BSN PROGRAM OUTCOMES

CORE CONCEPT 1:  PROFESSIONALISM IN PRACTICE Students learning outcomes (SLOs)
1.A  Value caring, commitment and concern for individuals, families, groups and communities.  (E; I/Q -Patient Centered Care)

LEVEL I: Discuss how the concepts of caring, commitment and concern relate to the profession of nursing.
LEVEL II: Recognize how the concepts of caring, commitment, and concern relate to individuals, families and groups.
LEVEL III: Make guided application of the concepts of caring, commitment and concern for individuals, families and groups.
LEVEL IV:  In collaboration with faculty or preceptor, independently make application of the concepts of caring, commitment and concern for individuals, families, groups and communities.
           

1.B  Provide culturally competent holistic nursing care to individuals, families, groups and communities. (P; I/Q – Patient Centered Care)

LEVEL I: Examine one’s own cultural beliefs and values, and the potential influence on how one provides care.
LEVEL II:  Identify various cultural beliefs, values, and practices as they relate to health behaviors and provision of holistic nursing care.
LEVEL III:  Incorporate knowledge of various cultural beliefs, values and practices in providing culturally competent holistic nursing care.
LEVEL IV:  Evaluate the impact of transcultural nursing on the effectiveness of providing competent holistic nursing care.

 

1.C  Recognize nursing as an evolving profession whose contribution reflects the public’s well being. (E)

LEVEL I:    Discuss the diversity of nursing opportunities available for the professional nurse.
LEVEL II:   Critically evaluate nursing as an evolving profession.
LEVEL III: Analyze nursing’s contributions to the public’s wellbeing.
LEVEL IV: Synthesize how nursing as an evolving profession could better provide for the public’s wellbeing.

 

1.D  Value membership in professional organizations (P/E;  IOM/QSEN  Patient centered care)

LEVEL I:    Discuss professional organizations in nursing.
LEVEL II:  Examine the impact of nursing organizations on nursing care.
LEVEL III: Evaluate the impact of special interest nursing organizations on nursing care.
LEVEL IV: Explain how international organizations influence  nursing.

 

 
 
NURSING CORE CONCEPT 2: CRITICAL THINKING AND CLINICAL REASONING FOR DECISION MAKING IN NURSING Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
2.A  Apply previous and current knowledge to new nursing situations. (K)

LEVEL I:    Participate in selected problem solving exercises that promote critical examination of nursing as a profession.
LEVEL II:   Examine new information within the context of previous knowledge to provide nursing care.
LEVEL III: Apply previously learned information in new situations to provide nursing care.
LEVEL IV: Synthesize prior knowledge with current information in appropriately responding to new nursing care situations.

 

2.B  Analyze nursing theories and research literature for use in nursing practice. (K)

LEVEL I:  Discuss the link between nursing theory, research and practice.
LEVEL II:  Use nursing theory and research for application to health problems with moderate faculty guidance.
LEVEL III:  Make application of nursing theory and research to specific client care outcomes with minimum faculty guidance.
LEVEL IV:  Make application of nursing theory and research to practice to determine appropriate nursing care management.
           

2.C Use the nursing process and concept mapping as methods for providing care based on critical analysis, client centered interventions strategies. (P, IOM/QSEN-Patient Centered Care)

LEVEL I:  Identify the steps of the nursing process.  Define concept mapping.
LEVEL II: Begin to use the nursing process and concept mapping in caring for clients with health needs.
LEVEL III: Adapt the nursing process and concept mapping in caring for clients with varied health needs with minimum faculty guidance.
LEVEL IV: In collaboration with faculty or preceptor, use the nursing process and concept mapping in any setting to provide health care.
           

2.D  Value commitment to lifelong learning.  (E)

LEVEL I:    Define lifelong learning.
LEVEL II:  Identify professional goals for nursing development.
LEVEL III: Evaluate and revise personal goals for professional nursing development.
LEVEL IV: Actively explore various options for meeting established professional goals.
       

 

 

NURSING CORE CONCEPT 3: ETHICAL/LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR PRACTICE
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
3.A  Articulate ethical and legal principles related to practice. (K)

LEVEL I:  Examine beliefs, values, and rights of self and others in making ethical and legal decisions that influence health.
LEVEL II: Illustrate ethical and legal principles that have application to specific practice situations.
LEVEL III: Interpret ethical and legal principles that have application to specified practice situations.
LEVEL IV: Evaluate ethical and legal principles in health care situations.

 

3.B  Apply ethical and legal framework in caring for persons of diverse populations. (E. IOM/QSEN – Patient Centered Care)

LEVEL I: Identify ethical/legal frameworks for practice.
LEVEL II: Discuss the Nursing Code of Ethics provisions for the respect and dignity of diverse populations.
LEVEL III: Use the Nursing Code of Ethics provisions for the respect and dignity of diverse populations.
LEVEL IV: Choose ethical actions in professional roles.

 

3.C  Use standards of care and the Nursing Code of Ethics in nursing practice. (P)

LEVEL I: Identify the need for standards of care and the Nursing Code of Ethics in nursing practice.
LEVEL II: Examine standards of care and the Nursing Code of Ethics relevant to beginning nursing practice.
LEVEL III: Apply standards of care significant to clinical specialty nursing practice and use the Nursing Code of Ethics in nursing practice.
LEVEL IV: Synthesize standards of care and the Nursing Code of Ethics into individual nursing practice. 

 

3.D Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for nursing judgments and actions. (P)

LEVEL I: Define professional responsibility and accountability necessary for nursing judgments and actions.
LEVEL II: Describe professional responsibility and accountability for nursing judgments and actions with guidance.
LEVEL III: Demonstrate professional responsibility and accountability for nursing judgments and actions with guidance.
LEVEL IV: Model professional responsibility and accountability for nursing judgments and actions.
     

 

 

NURSING CORE CONCEPT 4: COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY IN PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
4.A  Use effective communication techniques in professional practice.  (P; IOM/QSEN – Teamwork & Collaboration)

LEVEL I: Differentiate effective and ineffective communication techniques.
LEVEL II: Begin to use effective communication techniques in selected interactions.
LEVEL III: Use effective communication techniques in a variety of interactions
LEVEL IV: Evaluate the results of effective communication in a variety of interactions.

 

4.B  Assume personal responsibility for effective communication (E; IOM/QSEN – Teamwork & Collaboration)

LEVEL I: Identify personal communication strengths and weaknesses.
LEVEL II: Explain personal communication techniques.
LEVEL III: Choose techniques to assist in communication problem resolution.
LEVEL IV: Design communication strategies to build more productive communications.

 

4.C  Demonstrate effective writing skills consistent with the college and program expectations.

LEVEL I: Develop a reaction paper which is consistent with the college and program expectations.
LEVEL II: Prepare a professional, scholarly paper which is consistent with the college and program expectations.
LEVEL III: Compose a clinical case study which is consistent with the college and program expectations.
LEVEL IV: Create a capstone and/or professional nursing paper which is consistent with the college and program expectations.

 

4.D  Manage information technology in facilitating communication. (P)

 

 

 

NURSING CORE CONCEPT 5: COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT/COMMITMENT WITHIN THE RURAL SETTING
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
5.A Engage the community to meet social and health care needs (P)

LEVEL I: Explain the role of service learning in meeting needs of people.  Identify own strengths and health potential.
LEVEL II: Provide service by critically examining personal strengths necessary for meeting diverse needs of people.  Begin to incorporate client strengths/health potential in providing client care.
LEVEL III: Provide for service needs of people in rural environments.  Participate in health promotion programs and activities with guided assistance.
LEVEL IV: Synthesize environmental issues to meet the service needs of rural people.  Provide health promotion programs/activities that maximize client health potentials.

 

5.B  Use knowledge from nursing and general education to care for diverse populations. (K)

LEVEL I: Define diverse populations.
LEVEL II: Integrates understanding of multiple dimensions of patient centered care.
LEVEL III: Provide client-centered care with sensitivity and respect for the diversity of human experience.
LEVEL IV: Recognize that patient expectations influence outcomes in management of care.

 

5.C  Value relationships with community partners. (E; IOM/QSEN – Teamwork & Collaboration)

LEVEL I: Define the functions of community partnerships.
LEVEL II: Identify opportunities for building community partnerships.
LEVEL III: Develop strategies to build community partnerships.
LEVEL IV: Evaluate outcomes related to community partnerships.

 

5.D  Participate as a politically aware individual in promoting the profession and the practice of nursing. (P)

LEVEL I: Develop an awareness of political factors influencing health policy.
LEVEL II: Discuss nursing’s role in shaping health care policies.
LEVEL III: Explain how policies shape nursing practice.
LEVEL IV: Evaluate the effectiveness of nursing in influencing health care policy decisions at the community, state, national, and global levels.

 

5.E  Engage the community health  promotion. (K)

LEVEL I: Define health promotion for individuals, families, and communities.
LEVEL II: Implement health promotion strategies for self and others.
LEVEL III: Use health promotion strategies to enhance the health of families and groups in community setting.
LEVEL IV: Apply federal and local health promotion strategies to foster health gains in community populations.

 

 

NURSING CORE CONCEPT 6:  PROFESSIONAL ROLE DEVELOPMENT
6.A  Assume the professional role incorporating provider of care, advocate, counselor, and teacher roles to promote health, prevent disease, and/or disseminate information to individuals, families, groups, and communities. (K, P; IOM/QSEN – Teamwork & Collaboration)

LEVEL I: Define the professional roles of provider of care, advocate, counselor, and teacher.  Define health promotion and disease prevention roles. 
LEVEL II: Begin to use the professional role provider of care advocate, counselor, and teacher roles with guided assistance.  Discuss nursing strategies to promote health and prevent disease in self and others.
LEVEL III: Use the professional roles of provider of care, advocate, counselor, and teacher in caring for clients with moderate assistance.  Implement nursing strategies to promote health and prevent disease for individuals, families, and groups in selected settings.
LEVEL IV: Model the professional roles of provider of care, advocate, counselor, and teacher roles.  Create nursing strategies to promote health and prevent disease for individuals, families, groups, and communities.

 

6.B  Value collaboration with healthcare team members. (E; IOM/QSEN Teamwork & Collaboration)

LEVEL I: Define the role of collaborator.
LEVEL II: Begin to use the role of collaborator with faculty guidance.
LEVEL III: Collaborate with other healthcare team members with minimum faculty guidance.
LEVEL IV: Model collaboration in all settings.

 

6.C  Exhibit leadership/management skills in coordinating healthcare services (P; IOM/QSEN – Teamwork & Collaboration)

LEVEL I: Defines the role of leader/manager.
LEVEL II: Recognizes the need for leadership/management to promote positive change in healthcare services.
LEVEL III: Exhibits leadership/management skills in promoting positive change in coordinating healthcare services.
LEVEL IV: Models the role of leader and manager to promote positive change in health care systems.

 

6.D  Use nursing research in evidence based practice. (P; IOM/QSEN – Evidence Based Practice)

LEVEL I: Define the role of the baccalaureate nurse in nursing research.  Defines evidence based practice.
LEVEL II: Identify nursing research as a guide for evidence based practice.  Use selected evidence to provide patient centered care.
LEVEL III: Apply nursing research findings and evidence based knowledge in various practice settings.
LEVEL IV: Participate in data collection and analysis in nursing research.  Share results of published research in poster presentations.  Collaboration with all members of the healthcare team to promote quality of care.

 

 

NURSING CORE CONCEPT 7:  HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
7.A  Use human, fiscal, and material resources to provide safe quality care.  (K; IOM/QSEN – Safety)

LEVEL I: Examine the availability of human, fiscal, and material resources in provision of safe quality care outcomes.
LEVEL II: Discuss the relationship of human, fiscal and material resources in the provision of safe quality care outcomes.
LEVEL III: Begin to use available human, fiscal and material resources in the provision of safe quality care outcomes.
LEVEL IV: Use available human, fiscal, and material resources in the provision of safe quality care outcomes.
          

 

 

7.B  Delegate care responsibilities to appropriate personnel. (P; IOM/QSEN – Teamwork & Collaboration)

LEVEL I: Define the process of delegation and the inherent responsibilities.
LEVEL II: Delegate responsibilities to peers in related nursing assignments.
LEVEL III: Delegate care responsibilities to other members of the healthcare team appropriately with moderate faculty guidance.
LEVEL IV: Delegate care responsibilities to other members of the healthcare team appropriately with minimal faculty guidance.

 

7.C  Evaluate outcomes of management decisions. (P; IOM/QSEN – Quality improvement)

LEVEL I: Assume personal responsibilities for meeting expectations of course assignments.
LEVEL II: Identify factors that influence management decisions.
LEVEL III: Recognize managerial decision making.
LEVEL IV: Evaluate effectiveness of management decisions.

 

7.D  Endeavor to minimize the risk of harm. (P; IOM/QSEN – Safety)

LEVEL I: Define patient centered care and quality and safety
LEVEL II: Identify sources of risk for clients in healthcare settings.
LEVEL III: Differentiate between client and system risk for harm in healthcare settings.
LEVEL IV: Evaluate client and system risk and take action to reduce risks in all healthcare settings.