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Associate Degree Nursing Program Competencies / Student Learning Outcomes
Guided by professional values and standards within a framework of the nursing process graduates of the CCRI Associate Degree Nursing program demonstrate the following competencies:
- Collect data relevant to patients' health status by completing a health history and performing a physical, cognitive, psychosocial, spiritual and functional assessment.
- Assess patients' responses to actual or potential health problems.
- Assess the impact of developmental, emotional, cultural, and spiritual influences on the patient's health status.
- Assess patients and their support systems for learning strengths, capabilities and limitations.
- Assess the strengths, resources and needs of patients within the context of their environment/community.
- Analyze data using age-appropriate, culturally-sensitive data relevant to patients' current health status.
- Identify risk factors and potential problems compromising optimal wellness.
- Develop appropriate nursing diagnoses statements utilizing standardized NANDA taxonomy.
PLANNING AND COLLABORATION:
- Prioritize patient care based on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.
- Formulate measurable patient outcomes for selected nursing diagnoses.
- Utilize nursing intervention classification (NIC) and nursing outcome classification (NOC) labeling and rating for selected nursing diagnoses.
- Demonstrate critical thinking, reflection and problem solving skills in developing a plan of care.
- Extrapolate problems that require collaborative health care planning in the community.
- Utilize information technology to support the planning and provision of patient care.
- Provide the patient and significant support persons with information necessary to make health care choices.
- Provide assistive personnel with relevant instruction and supervision to support achievement of patient goals.
- Provide evidence-based, clinically competent care within accepted standards of professional nursing practice in a variety of clinical settings.
- Communicate relevant, accurate and complete information regarding assessments, interventions, responses to nursing interventions, and progress toward meeting patient outcomes.
- Make care management decisions based on sound clinical judgment with recognition of the impact of economic, political, social and demographic forces on the delivery of healthcare.
- Delegate safe, efficient care to assistive personnel.
- Create a caring environment of hope and trust, where patient choices, values, beliefs and lifestyles are honored and respected.
- Assist patients and their significant others to cope with stressful events and changes in health status.
- Teach patients and their significant others interventions emphasizing prevention strategies with a focus toward optimum level of wellness.
- Determine the degree of outcome achievement and the effectiveness of nursing care.
- Reassess patients for changes in health status, needs and problems.
- Modify patient care as indicated by the evaluation process.
- Practice within the ethical, legal, and regulatory framework of the nursing profession.
- Demonstrate accountability for care given by self and/or care delegated to others.
- Practice within the parameters of individual knowledge and experience.
- Demonstrate caring, respectful behavior towards peers and other members of the health care team.
- Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning.
- Appreciate the value of membership in a professional organization.
- Advocate public policy that promotes patients' rights and public health.
- Recognize the importance of nursing research to advance the practice of nursing.
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