BSN Program Outcomes:
Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:
- Integrate the knowledge and science of nursing with the natural/behavioral sciences, the humanities and interprofessional education to provide holistic care for individuals, families, groups, communities or populations.
- Demonstrate the capacity to practice nursing using an evidence-based and theoretically guided framework.
- Model professional values as a nurse which reflect the integration of ethical and moral principles, social advocacy and legal standards in delivering quality care to all people.
- Utilize data from diverse sources with knowledge and skill in informatics and patient care technology to promote safety and optimal outcomes of care.
- Distinguish the components of nursing leadership and management as applied to healthcare organizations and healthy work environments.
- Model principles of self care while supporting the health and well being of diverse individuals, families, groups, communities or populations.
- Demonstrate basic knowledge of the issues concerning health care delivery to diverse individuals, families, groups, communities or populations.
MAINE NURSE CORE COMPETENCIES:
The Maine Nurse Core Competencies (2013) represent 11 core competencies that guide the transformation of academic curricula and professional practice standards across the state of Maine.
- Professionalism-Evaluates own practice that is consistent with ethical, moral, altruistic, humanistic, legal, and regulatory principles, and utilizes self-care to practice in a mindful manner.
- Leadership-Demonstrates leadership in the professional practice setting through accountability, influence, change management, and collaboration with others in a way that will facilitate the establishment and achievement of shared goals.
- Patient-Centered Care-Enters into a holistic, compassionate, respectful partnership with the patient and family that facilitates shared decision-making, recognizing consumer preferences, values, and needs in providing age and culturally appropriate, coordinated, safe, and effective care.
- Evidence-Based Practice-Identifies, integrates, and evaluates current evidence and research findings coupled with clinical expertise and consideration of consumers' preferences, experience, and values to make practice decisions for quality outcomes.
- Teamwork and Collaboration-Practices effectively with the healthcare consumer, family, and interprofessional teams, to build relationships and foster open communication, mutual respect, and share decision-making.
- Communication-Communicates effectively, fostering mutual respect and shared decision making to enhance knowledge, experience, and health outcomes.
- Systems-Based Practice-responsive and knowledgeable to the changing healthcare system and demonstrates the ability to access resources in a safe, effective, and financially responsible manner to provide value based care.
- Informatics and Technology-Demonstrates proficiency in the use of technology and information systems to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and to support decision making for safe practice.
- Safety-Utilizes clinical reasoning and critical thinking that drives a culture of safety to prevent risk of harm to healthcare consumers, families, colleagues, and the environment.
- Quality Improvement-Contributes to evidenced-based nursing practice by participating in improvement strategies/processes including the use of data to design, implement, and evaluate outcomes to improve the quality and safety of healthcare systems.
- Geriatrics-Values the unique psychosocial, physical, and cultural attributes of the older adult in order to promote healthy aging and provide safe and effective care.
CORE COMPETENCIES FOR INTERPROFESSIONAL COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE:
- Values and ethics for interprofessional practice.
- Roles and responsibilities for collaborative practice
- Interprofessional communication
- Interprofessional teamwork and team-based care