At the end of the Elms College Nursing Program, the graduate will be able to:

Patient-centered care:  Provide holistic care that recognizes an individual’s preferences, values, and needs and respects the patient or designee as a full partner in providing compassionate, coordinated, age and culturally appropriate, safe and effective care.

Professionalism:  Demonstrate accountability for the delivery of standard-based nursing care that is consistent with moral, altruistic, legal, ethical, regulatory, and humanistic principles.

Leadership:  Influence the behavior of individuals or groups of individuals within their environment in a way that will facilitate the establishment and acquisition/achievement of shared goals.

Systems-based practice:  Demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context of the health care system and demonstrate the ability to effectively call on micro system resources to provide care that is of optimal quality and value.

Informatics and technology:  Use advanced technology and to analyze as well as synthesize information and collaborate in order to make critical decisions that optimize patient outcomes.

Communication:  Interact effectively with patients, families, and colleagues, fostering mutual respect and shared decision making, to enhance patient satisfaction and health outcomes that reflect an awareness of ethical, legal, political, and economic factors.

Teamwork and collaboration:  Function effectively within nursing and inter-professional teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making, team learning, and development.

Safety:  Minimize risk of harm to patients and providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance.

Quality improvement:  Use data to monitor the outcomes of care processes and use improvement methods to design and test changes to continuously improve the quality and safety of health care systems.

Evidence-based practice:  Identify, evaluate, and use the best current evidence coupled with clinical expertise and consideration of patients’ preferences, experience, and values to make practice decisions.