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Program Goals - Practical Nursing

  • Human Flourishing promotes human dignity, integrity, self-determination, and personal growth of patients, oneself and members of the health care team.

    • Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of the plan of care using the nursing process to meet the physical, psychological, spiritual and social needs of the individual.
    • Communicate (oral and written) effectively to establish relationships with the patient, families, significant others, health care team members and the community.

    Nursing Judgment provides a rationale for provisions of safe, quality care and for decisions that promote the health of patients  within the family  context.

    • Practice entry level nursing under the direction of a registered nurse or a licensed practitioner.
    • Assess the health status and culture of individuals throughout the lifespan, identifying their needs and contributing to formation of the nursing diagnosis.
    • Participate in providing safe, effective care by creating a caring environment conducive to safety and health.
    • Direct and assign nursing interventions that may be performed by others.

    Professional Identity is an assessment of one's personal  strength and values that affect one's identity as a nurse and one's contributions as a member of the health care team.

    • Accept accountability for nursing actions by functioning within one's educational preparation, the state's scope of practice, and the nursing code of ethics.

    Spirit of Inquiry questions the basis for nursing actions.  This competency considers patient preferences and evidence based practice at the Practical Nursing level.

    • Accept responsibility for personal and professional growth integrating evidence based practice through lifelong learning.

    Copyright Permission From NLN 12/2014