CNHP Undergraduate Program Level Outcomes

Upon degree completion, graduates of our programs will be able to...


  • Utilize the growing compendium of current knowledge and information sources from nursing and other disciplines to learn, to teach, to heal the sick, and to conserve health
  • Contribute to the profession by sharing knowledge and skills with clients, peers, and other professionals in a variety of methods
  • Utilize multiple technologies to access and manage information to guide professional practice
  • Participate in culturally sensitive health promotion activities that contribute to the health and wellness of the community
  • Participate in ongoing educational activities related to personal growth, professional practice, and community service
  • Applies knowledge and skills appropriate to the selected area of career clinical practice.
  • Develops personal potential for leadership in a changing health care environment.
  • Integrates ethical concepts and principles, The Code for Nurses, and professional standards into practice within professional, academic, and community settings.
  • Utilizes critical thinking skills to improve the health outcomes of patients, families, and communities across the continuum of care.


Behavioral Health Counseling

  • Employ a client-centered strengths based approach to establish rapport, demonstrate empathy and earn trust.
  • Conduct a comprehensive bio-psychosocial assessment and collaboratively develop plans based on client choice and need.
  • Recognize differences in age, culture, ethnicity, religion, ability, gender and sexual orientation; understand and incorporate the client's frame of reference when developing and delivering services and supports.
  • Listen and communicate effectively use cognitive-behavioral counseling and related counseling techniques to develop client strengths and foster self-determination.
  • Understand the goals and methods of various types of groups; provide effective facilitation of group process to achieve therapeutic goals.
  • Understand the unique needs of caregivers of people with serious behavioral health disorders; engage and support families in the treatment and rehabilitation process.
  • Advocate for and facilitate client utilization of the service system and natural community supports; able to work collaboratively across the service system and disciplines.
  • Understand the nature of mental health and substance use disorders; able to identify various bio-psychosocial factors related to effective treatment and make use of appropriate counseling approaches in treatment.
  • Adhere to the standards of the APA style for professional writing; familiar with the content and organization of the client record; make concise, grammatically correct and legible entries into the client record.

Health Services Administration

  • Employ analytical and critical thinking skills to increase effectiveness and efficiency in the workplace and in the health care field
  • Explain in detail the various ways that health care is funded in the United States and major variables that affect that change
  • Give examples of and explain how socio-cultural, economic and political factors affect the health of a population
  • Identify and use strategies to influence the health policy making process and serve as an advocate for improving the health of a community
  • Identify basic management theories and principles and apply them to a health care setting
  • Identify ethical principles relevant to health care systems and analyze health care or health administrative issues based on these principles
  • Identify how policies, procedures and standards guide health care practice and professional behavior
  • Identify the major health issues and underlying determinates in the U.S. and how they vary among special populations
  • Name and be able to recognize in people some of the major characteristics, behaviors, and management practices that researchers have shown to be exhibited by effective leaders in the health care field
  • Name and explain the major components of the U.S. health care systems and public health services
  • Utilize various technologies to access and manage information in a variety of health care settings

Health Sciences (Pathways)

  • Apply new knowledge and skills appropriately in clinical research settings
  • Continue his/her education in post-baccalaureate and graduate programs leading to careers in nursing, cardiovascular perfusion, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, cardiac rehabilitation and/or clinical research.
  • Develop personal skills of leadership
  • Discuss the issues involved in the design and execution of clinical research studies for the development of new drugs, new medical devices and new medical procedures
  • Effectively utilize new technologies to access and manage information in a variety of health care settings
  • Employ analytical and critical thinking skills to improve the health outcomes of individuals, families, and communities across the spectrum of health care
  • Organize culturally-sensitive health education activities that enhance the health and wellness of the community
  • Participate in continuing educational activities to enhance personal and professional growth
  • Use effective verbal and written communications to contribute to the health care professions by sharing knowledge and skills with clients, peers, and other health care professional.
  • Utilize the growing body of scientific knowledge to learn about health promotion, disease prevention, and health conservation


  • Communicate effectively in a variety of situations
  • Demonstrate understanding of the physical, biological, and social sciences as they apply to nutrition
  • Demonstrate an understanding of public health nutrition
  • Understand and utilize research and research techniques
  • Demonstrate an understanding of foods including food science, food preparation, food safety, nutrient composition of foods and recipe modification for modified diets
  • Understand and apply principles of nutrition and medical nutrition therapy
  • Demonstrate ability to use the techniques and tools for managing human and non-human resources in foodservice and other management areas
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of health care systems
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Exhibit professional attitudes and values

AS-Radiologic Technology

  • Demonstrate clinical skills to meet and/or exceed minimum entry level requirements to perform radiologic technology
  • Demonstrate appropriate compassion as a radiologic health care provider.
  • Gain knowledge base to pass the JCERT examination
  • Recognize the significance of professional growth and development
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills to work in a health care setting
  • Demonstrate effective critical thinking and problem solving skills