1. A majority (51%) of students admitted to the program will graduate.
2. Eighty five percent (85%) of the graduates will be successful on the first write of the NCLEX-RN.
3. Ninety percent (90%) of the graduates will be employed in a variety of health care settings within the community.
4. Eighty five percent (85%) of the employers responding to the employer survey will rate the nursing performance of graduates as satisfactory.
5. Ninety percent (90%) of the graduates responding to the graduate survey will rate the quality of the program and their ability to function within the Associate Degree nurse's roles as satisfactory.
At the completion of the program, the graduate must demonstrate the following qualities:
1. Integrate critical thinking in the analysis of clinical data and current literature to make decisions related to client care, professional accountability and professional nursing development.
2. Use the nursing process to plan, implement and evaluate safe, caring, therapeutic nursing interventions for multiple clients.
3. Implement independently developed teaching plans that include health promotion and referrals.
4. Incorporate cultural competence in the provision of client care to individuals and families.
5. Communicate effectively with an emphasis on teaching, learning, and health promotion in oral, written, and non-verbal modes.
6. Incorporate behaviors that demonstrate caring and advocacy in the provision of safe, quality care to individuals and families.
7. Use leadership and management principles to provide safe care within and across health care settings.
8. Collaborate with interdisciplinary health care team members to plan and deliver care and coordinate human and material resources.
9. Function within the organizational framework to implement plans of care within ethical and legal parameters.