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Expected Competencies/Outcomes

Upon completion of the St. Elizabeth School of Nursing and Diploma-BSN Cooperative Nursing Program in affiliation with Saint Francis University, the graduate will:

  1. Practice professional nursing through assessment, nursing diagnosis, and intervention to actual and potential health problems.
  2. Formulate clinical judgments while delivering safe and effective nursing care in a variety of settings across the lifespan.
  3. Collaborate with health care professionals and consumers to promote the health and welfare of individuals, families, and communities.
  4. Communicate effectively with individuals, families, communities, and members of the health care team.
  5. Contribute to the ongoing appraisal of nursing practice through the application of evidence-based research findings.
  6. Approach community health nursing practice issues from a population based perspective.
  7. Function as a culturally competent advocate incorporating respect for life, human dignity, and disparate beliefs and values while delivering wholistic care.
  8. Exemplify accountability and responsibility for one’s own nursing practice consistent with established professional, legal, and ethical standards.