Program Outcomes

The following educational outcomes are based on the mission, goals, and philosophy of Appalachian State University's Department of Nursing. They will:

  • Provide holistic nursing care to individuals, families, groups, and communities across the lifespan based on professional nursing standards.
  • Engage in evidence-based practice through the utilization of critical thinking skills and state-of-the art knowledge for persons with varying health promotion, health maintenance, health restoration, and end-of-life care needs.
  • Participate in formal and informal experiences that promote both personal and professional growth and lifelong learning.
  • Employ effective communication skills (listening, verbal, nonverbal, written and electronic) with individuals, families, groups, and communities as well as members of the interprofessional health care team.
  • Identify, access, evaluate, and disseminate health information resources for self, colleagues, individuals, families, groups, and communities.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills such as coordinating, collaborating, delegating, and supervising nursing care provided by others.
  • Empower persons to function at their highest level of ability through mutual goal-setting, advocacy, and education.
  • Fulfill the roles of Provider of Care, Designer, Coordinator, and Manager of Care, and Member of a Profession appropriately and competently.
  • Exhibit a patient centered approach that reflects the professional values of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, and social justice.
  • Adhere to economic, ethical, legal, and professional nursing standards in nursing practice.