The following student learning outcomes are the outcomes which shape the curriculum and are the criteria for measurement of its success. They reflect the differentiated essential competencies of the graduates of Texas nursing programs as a member of the profession, provider of patient–centered care, patient safety advocate, and member of the healthcare team. The graduate will:
- Provide patient-centered nursing care using evidence-based outcomes and the nursing process to accommodate society / cultural differences and communicate the same to other members of the healthcare team.
- Respect the rights of patients to participate in decisions affecting their health by promoting patient-centered care and ensuring confidentiality.
- Act as a patient safety advocate by establishing compassionate, caring and therapeutic relationships in a physically and psychologically safe environment.
- Accept and make assignments and delegate tasks to other members of the healthcare team that take into consideration patient safety, organizational policies, and scope of practice and demonstrated abilities.
- Demonstrate professional responsibility as an associate degree nurse by assuming responsibility and accountability for quality of nursing care, maintaining continued competence, adhering to ethical and legal standards and promoting a positive image of professional nursing.
- Serve as an advocate for continuity of care and promote quality and access to healthcare for the patient and family.