ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
At the completion of the program, the HFCN Associate of Applied Science graduate is expected to achieve the following program outcomes:
- Effective oral and written communication: Demonstrate an ability to communicate using standard written English. In all aspects of communication, graduates will emphasize clarity and purpose. In Nursing, they will utilize therapeutic caring communication necessary for professional nursing practice, respecting ethical, legal and professional considerations.
- Critical thinking, reading, and writing: Read critically, use writing to develop their perspectives, support their viewpoints with evidence and reasoning, and utilize critical thinking strategies to formulate clinical judgments that result in safe, effective care for diverse client populations.
- Scientific and quantitative reasoning proficiency: Use scientific reasoning, analysis, and evidence to support decision-making, problem solving, and to interpret research. Demonstrate quantitative reasoning proficiency and computational skills to provide safe effective nursing care.
- Technological and information literacy: Utilize technology as an information resource and to evaluate and interpret information from Web sources with confidence.
- Cultural competency: Provide health care services that are sensitive and responsive to the needs of diverse patients in order to achieve positive health outcomes.
- Client-centered nursing care and health assessment: Utilize best practices to provide client-centered nursing care. Assess the impact of physical, psychosocial, and environmental influences on the client's health status to establish a foundation for the caring provision of individualized nursing care.
- Health teaching: Educate clients and significant support persons about health promotion, disease prevention, and desired health outcomes.
- Professional responsibility and lifelong learning: Recognize the importance of professional responsibility and ethical and legal practice, and demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning and advancing their formal educations.