Student Learning Outcomes (AAS)


At the completion of the program, the HFCN Associate of Applied Science graduate is expected to achieve the following program outcomes:

1. Demonstrate the ability to communicate using standard American English with an emphasis on clarity and purpose.

2. Utilize appropriate therapeutic communication that demonstrates caring and sensitivity to clients, their families, and their communities.

3. Incorporate the biological sciences, social sciences, and humanities into the practice of professional nursing.

4. Recognize the impact of physical and psychosocial influences on the client’s health status when providing individualized nursing care.

5. Within a theoretical framework, provide quality, evidence-based nursing care to culturally diverse populations.

6. Utilize critical thinking to develop evidence based, individualized plans of care that relate nursing theory to clinical practice.

7. Utilize information technology to communicate, to access resources, and to provide client-centered care.

8. Educate clients and families about health promotion, disease prevention, and desired outcomes.

9. Demonstrate professional responsibility and ethical and legal practices.

10. Express a commitment to lifelong learning and educational advancement.

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Dear May 2020 Graduates:
Please make an appointment with Sandra Howard ( to pick up your diplomas, pins, and caps and gowns. She will be available on Mondays and Wednesdays.

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To all students, spring classes will be held fully online. All students must have a compatible computer by the beginning of next quarter or semester, April 20 for AAS and April 27 for BS (Please read the President Message 30 March 2020 for more details).

Due to the pandemic restrictions, the Helene Fuld College of Nursing is not able to receive applications that were sent through the mail. We have moved to an online application process using NursingCAS so that interested students can apply and be considered for admission. If you have previously mailed in your AAS application, please resubmit it by using the instructions on our Application and Instructions page.

Please note that until further notice, all employees of Helene Fuld College of Nursing are working remotely. Email is the preferred communication method.

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