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BME/BSN Program Outcomes

Students are required to meet both sets of program outcomes:

BSN Program Outcomes

At the completion of the nursing program, the student:

  1. Integrates clinical judgment skills when implementing care for individuals, families, groups, and community.
  • Analyzes one's clinical judgment skills when implementing care for individuals, families, and groups.
  • Demonstrates clinical judgment skills when implementing care for individuals.
  • Explains the meaning of, necessity for, using clinical judgment skills in one's professional role.
  1. Role models ethical, legal, and professional standards into one's professional nursing practice when acting as a moral agent.
  • Engages in ethical decision making.
  • Practices within the ethical and legal framework of one's profession.
  • Differentiates between the ethical and the legal aspects of one's profession.
  1. Displays a caring attitude in all aspects of one's practice.
  • Integrates caring into all aspects of one's practice.
  • Initiates caring behaviors with self and others.
  • Expresses the importance of caring to professional practice.
  1. Institutes collaborative efforts for the improvement of care to individuals/families, and communities.
  • Engages in collaboration with others in planning and implementing care.
  • Describes the meaning of collaboration for the improvement of health care.
  • Identifies the meaning of collaborative care to one's practice.
  1. Demonstrates the ability to utilize integrated systems analysis for personal and professional navigation of the health care delivery systems.
  • Examines the use of various strategies within the system that can be used to improve patient outcomes.
  • Explains how changes in the system can affect patient outcomes.
  • Identifies the meaning of a systems thinking approach.
  1. Integrates culturally congruent care in caring for individuals/families of diverse populations.
  • Implements care in a culturally sensitive manner with all persons.
  • Illustrates examples of culturally sensitive care.
  • Describes the meaning of cultural sensitivity.
  1. Engages in evidence based practice.
  • Interprets the research process methodology as it is related to sound practice.
  • Gives examples of research based practice.
  • Explains the meaning of clinical inquiry to a profession.
  1. Incorporates teaching/learning process into all aspects of one's practice.
  • Engages in the development of teaching plans to promote the health of patients, groups, and communities.
  • Explains the teaching/learning process.
  • Discusses the relationship of teaching to health promotion.
  1. Participates in ongoing educational activities that enhance professional growth and improve health care.
  • Identifies extra-curricular opportunities to enhance professional development
  • Articulates the benefits of engagement in activities that support professional development
  • Utilizes best practices in improving the health of individuals, groups, and communities
  1. Utilizes evolving information technologies to enhance professional nursing practice.
  • Utilizes technology in academic and clinical settings
  • Participates in analysis of ethical considerations when using technology
  • Demonstrates competencies in the use of technology in the clinical setting
  1. Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing to all individuals and groups.
  • Incorporates major communication theories in all interactions.
  • Analyzes factors that promote/interfere with effective communication.
  • Examines the major principles of therapeutic communication.
  1. Uses leadership abilities to influence professional nursing practice.
  • Examine nursing leadership roles
  • Apply the principles of leadership in clinical environments
  • Participate in interprofessional collaboration to influence efficiency of healthcare services
  1. Evaluates the interrelationship of nurse competencies and the patient characteristics to patient outcomes.
  • Utilizes the unique strengths of the patient characteristics and the nurse competencies to affect patient outcomes.
  • Examines the interrelationship of nurse competencies and the patient characteristics to patient outcomes.
  • States the patient outcomes and the nurse competencies.
BME Program Outcomes
  1. An ability to apply knowledge and principles of mathematics (including differential equations and statistics), science (including physiology and biology), and engineering.

  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data from both living and non‐living systems.
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired including those associated with the interaction between living and non‐living systems.

  4. An ability to function on multi‐disciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems including those associated with the interaction between living and non‐living systems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life‐long learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.