Competence in Provision of Care
- Provide safe, competent and evidence based nursing care to individuals, families, groups, communities and populations through promotion, maintenance and restoration of health; prevention of illness, and physical, emotional, and spiritual support throughout the life span, and across the continuum of health care environments.
- Formulate nursing practice decisions using evolving knowledge and research from nursing science, the biological and behavioral sciences, and the humanities.
- Use developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive teaching-learning principles to assist clients to achieve their health goals and to assist colleagues to improve the quality of their nursing care.
- Provide compassionate, ethical care to individuals of diverse cultures, values, beliefs, and lifestyles.
- Demonstrate the values central to nursing practice including: altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, advocacy, and social justice.
- Protect the rights of people to receive optimum care and make informed decisions affecting their health welfare.
- Uphold the standards and values of the profession including accepting responsibility for learning and personal growth.
- Interpret professional nursing using perspectives gained from past, present and future trends in nursing and society.
- Advocate for responsible, humane health care policies.
- Partner with clients, families, communities and inter-professional health care teams to design and provide quality health care.
- Participate in revision of health care policy and practice within a rapidly changing global environment.
Designer, Manager, Coordinator of Care
- Demonstrate leadership skills and knowledge of the management process in designing, managing and coordinating safe, quality and cost-effective patient-centered care.
- Use evolving information technology to monitor and improve the health care of clients.
- Demonstrate knowledge of fiscal dimensions within a variety of current and evolving health care systems.
Washington State University College of Nursing BSN Program Outcomes (Approved by the Faculty Organization 3/20/13)