Upon completion of the associate Degree level, the graduate nurse as a member of the profession should have the knowledge and skill to provide and coordinate care for clients (individuals and families) in a variety of settings by:
Demonstrating the use of clinical reasoning, nursing process and evidence based practice outcomes as a basis for decision making.
Exhibiting behaviors that reflect commitment to the growth and development of the role and function of nursing consistent with state and national regulations and with ethical and professional standards; aspires to improve the discipline of nursing and its contribution to society; and values self-assessment and the need for lifelong learning.
Accepting responsibility for the quality of nursing care and provides safe, compassionate nursing care using a systematic process of assessment, analysis, panning, intervention, and evaluation that focuses on the needs and preferences of patients and their families.
Promoting safety in the patient and family environment by: following scope and standards of nursing practice, practicing within the parameters of individual knowledge, skills and abilities; identifying and reporting actual and potential unsafe practices and implementing measures to prevent harm.
Providing patient centered care by collaborating, coordinating and/or facilitating comprehensive care with an interdisciplinary/ multidisciplinary healthcare team to determine and implement best practices for the patients and their families.