Graduate Competencies

Graduate competencies identify the individual behaviors expected of a graduate upon completion of this program. These competencies are:

  • To demonstrate safe practice of basic skills and knowledge required of an entry level practical nurse in a variety of health care settings. 
  • To exhibit a caring attitude in the delivery of quality holistic care and patient teaching throughout the life span. 
  • To utilize the principles of the nursing process along with the current research for evidence-based practice in the delivery of care.
  • To be accountable for one's own actions within a legal and ethical framework.
  • To demonstrate effective communication, critical thinking, and clinical reasoning as a collaborative member of the health care team.
  • To recognize and accept the responsibilities of the practical nurse in health promotion, restoration, maintenance, and illness prevention for individuals and families using cultural and spiritual sensitivity.