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College of Nursing and Health Professions Program Level Outcomes

Upon degree completion, graduates of our programs will be able to...

Bachelor of Science - Nursing

  • Apply concepts from liberal arts to nursing practice
  • Demonstrate leadership behaviors that enhance patient safety and quality care
  • Apply research based evidence to nursing practice
  • Integrate technology to support clinical decision making in patient-centered care
  • Identify health care policy and financial/regulatory environments that influence the delivery of health care
  • Foster caring and collaborative relationships with self, patient and the health care community that provide positive outcomes
  • Practice culturally congruent care that addresses health promotion and disease prevention
  • Assimilate ethical principles and professional standards into practice using evidence based clinical judgment
  • Applies age specific knowledge to provide safe, competent care across the life span; pursue lifelong learning as a means to enhance practice

Behavioral Health Counseling

  • Listen, communicate and collaborate effectively; establish and maintain a therapeutic relationship
  • Recognize differences in age, culture, ethnicity, religion, ability, gender and sexual orientation; understand and incorporate the person's frame of reference when developing and delivering services and supports.
  • Conduct a comprehensive bio-psychosocial assessment and collaboratively develop plans based on client choice and need
  • Understand the characteristics of behavioral health disorders across the lifespan; facilitate the recovery process by using client-centered, strengths-based approaches, motivational enhancement strategies, and stage-wise interventions
  • Understand current evidence-based and emerging best practices in the treatment of behavioral health disorders; understand important research terms and concepts; critically evaluate published behavioral health research
  • Understand the goals and methods associated with various types of groups; provide effective facilitation of group process to achieve therapeutic goals
  • Recognize the value of crisis prevention; perceive the potential for a crisis and responds appropriately, including seeking assistance as needed
  • Understand the unique needs of caregivers of people with serious behavioral health disorders; engage and support families in the recovery process.
  • Understand the role of agencies and programs across systems of care; advocate and facilitate utilization of the service system and natural community supports
  • Work collaboratively with other professionals to support an integrated treatment approach
  • Understand basic ethical standards and practices associated with community support work; understand personal abilities and limitations and identify personal values and biases; cultivate awareness of self in the counseling relationship
  • Adhere to the standards of APA style for professional writing; recognize the content and organization of the clinical record; make concise, grammatically correct and legible entries into the client record

Health Services Administration

  • Employ analytical and critical thinking skills to increase effectiveness and efficiency in the workplace and in the health care field
  • Explain in detail the various ways that health care is funded in the United States and major variables that affect that change
  • Give examples of and explain how socio-cultural, economic and political factors affect the health of a population
  • Identify and use strategies to influence the health policy making process and serve as an advocate for improving the health of a community
  • Identify basic management theories and principles and apply them to a health care setting
  • Identify ethical principles relevant to health care systems and analyze health care or health administrative issues based on these principles
  • Identify how policies, procedures and standards guide health care practice and professional behavior
  • Identify the major health issues and underlying determinates in the U.S. and how they vary among special populations
  • Name and be able to recognize in people some of the major characteristics, behaviors, and management practices that researchers have shown to be exhibited by effective leaders in the health care field
  • Name and explain the major components of the U.S. health care systems and public health services
  • Utilize various technologies to access and manage information in a variety of health care settings

Health Sciences (Pathways)

  • Apply new knowledge and skills appropriately in clinical research settings
  • Continue his/her education in post-baccalaureate and graduate programs leading to careers in nursing, cardiovascular perfusion, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, cardiac rehabilitation and/or clinical research.
  • Develop personal skills of leadership
  • Discuss the issues involved in the design and execution of clinical research studies for the development of new drugs, new medical devices and new medical procedures
  • Effectively utilize new technologies to access and manage information in a variety of health care settings
  • Employ analytical and critical thinking skills to improve the health outcomes of individuals, families, and communities across the spectrum of health care
  • Organize culturally-sensitive health education activities that enhance the health and wellness of the community
  • Participate in continuing educational activities to enhance personal and professional growth
  • Use effective verbal and written communications to contribute to the health care professions by sharing knowledge and skills with clients, peers, and other health care professional
  • Utilize the growing body of scientific knowledge to learn about health promotion, disease prevention, and health conservation


  • Communicate effectively in a variety of situations
  • Demonstrate understanding of the physical, biological, and social sciences as they apply to nutrition
  • Demonstrate an understanding of public health nutrition
  • Understand and utilize research and research techniques
  • Demonstrate an understanding of foods including food science, food preparation, food safety, nutrient composition of foods and recipe modification for modified diets
  • Understand and apply principles of nutrition and medical nutrition therapy
  • Demonstrate ability to use the techniques and tools for managing human and non-human resources in foodservice and other management areas
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of health care systems
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Exhibit professional attitudes and values

Radiologic Technology (Associate Degree)

  • Recruit and select qualified individuals with potential for success
  • Students/Graduates will demonstrate the knowledge and skills of a clinically competent radiographer
  • Students/Graduates will demonstrate effective communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Students/Graduates will recognize the significance of professional growth and development