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Undergraduate Program Goals and Objectives

 Upon Completion of the undergraduate program. students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate competency in the practice of nursing by applying knowledge from nursing science, the physical and human sciences, and the humanities to promote, protect, maintain and restore optimal health.
  • Apply leadership and communication skills to affect change and effectively implement patient safety initiatives to improve and monitor the quality of healthcare delivery for diverse population.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic research process and evaluate nursing research outcomes in terms of applicability to professional nursing practice.
  • Integrate best practices, clinical judgment, inter-professional perspectives, and patient preference in planning, implementing, and evaluating outcomes of care.
  • Demonstrate skills in using patient care technologies, information systems, and communication devices that support safe nursing practice.
  • Uphold ethical standards related to data security, regulatory requirements, confidentiality,
    and client’s right to privacy.
  • Explore the impact of socio-cultural, economic, legal, and political factors influencing healthcare policy, delivery and practice.
  • Articulate the unique nursing perspective in collaboration with other disciplines to optimize patient outcomes.
  • Assess health/illness beliefs, values, attitudes, and practices of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations, using a human science perspective to promote health.
  • Access inter-professional and intra-professional resources to resolve ethical and other practice dilemmas and to prevent unsafe, illegal, or unethical care practices.
  • Demonstrate professionalism, including demeanor, respect for self and others, and attention to professional boundaries.
  • Implement holistic, patient-centered care across the health illness continuum, across the lifespan, and in a variety of healthcare settings.

Graduate Program Goals and Objectives

Program Goals

  • Develop graduates with excellence in practice, research, scholarship and teaching
  • Recruit, retain and graduate a highly qualified, diverse student body prepared for successful professional practice.
  • Prepare alumnae who are engaged in continuous improvement and lifelong learning with a commitment to the college and the profession.
  • Engage in collaborative efforts with multiple stakeholders in improving the health and wellness of diverse populations and a commitment to community service.

 Program Objectives

  • Synthesize knowledge from nursing, natural, social, and human sciences as the foundation for improving practice outcomes and developing an evidence-based approach to professional practice.
  • Demonstrate ways of knowing through research, analysis, evaluation of nursing theory, reflective practice, and implementation of best practices.
  • Demonstrate leadership role development through clinical expertise, negotiation and collaboration with multiple stakeholders.
  • Develop inter-subjective awareness of health care systems in addressing the needs of culturally diverse populations, providers, and other stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the advancement of healthcare policy and practice through the analysis of large complex systems and collaboration with others using theory, research and clinical knowledge.
  • Collaborate with other healthcare professionals and community members to identify and analyze ethical, legal and social issues in health care practices, research, and policies.
  • Demonstrate specialized strategies and skills, including technology, in facilitating complex decision making in the delivery of quality care.

Mission of the Nursing Department

  • To prepare nursing professionals at the undergraduate and graduate levels who are able to relate humanistically, think critically, and pursue life-long learning.
  • The graduates are prepared to be competent professional nurses who will contribute to the health needs of diverse cultural groups in New York City, the region and the World.