Expected Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate is expected to 

1. Demonstrate synthesis of theoretical and empirical knowledge in developing and implementing nursing practice reflecting understanding of the arts, sciences, humanities, and the discipline of nursing. 

2. Practice the scope of professional nursing with its multiple roles and responsibilities in providing care of the client/client system, as influenced by the historical, ethical, technological, and legal aspects of nursing's current and evolving practice. 

3. Using critical thinking skills, initiate scientific and creative methods of problem solving to explore, evaluate, and select solutions to challenging situations. 

4. Assess client/client system using the Neuman Systems Model, focusing on physiological, psychological, sociocultural, developmental, and spiritual variables in response to environmental stressors. 

5. Analyze the data collected based on research and assessment findings to determine the client/client system's energy state and the need for nursing intervention. 

6. Plan nursing interventions to assist the client/client system in retaining, attaining, or maintaining optimal health with regard to the wellness/illness continuum. 

7. Intervene using the plan of care formulated to assist the client/client system in retaining, attaining, or maintaining an optimal level of health. 

8. Evaluate the client/client system's response to nursing interventions in primary, secondary, and tertiary preventions to determine their effectiveness in strengthening the lines of defense and resistance and managing the environmental stressors within the context of the physiological, psychological, sociocultural, developmental, and spiritual variables possessed by humankind.