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College of Nursing and Health Professions Program Level Outcomes

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

Bachelor of Science - Nursing.

  • Apply concepts from liberal arts to nursing practice
  • Demonstrate leadership behaviors that enhance patient safety and quality care
  • Utilize multiple technologies to access and manage information to guide professional practice
  • Apply research-based evidence to nursing practice
  • Integrate technology to support clinical decision making in patient-centered care
  • Examine health care policy and financial/regulatory environments that influence the delivery of health care
  • Foster caring and collaborative relationships with self, patient, and the health care community that provide positive outcome
  • Practice culturally congruent care that addresses health promotion and disease prevention
  • Assimilate ethical principles and professional standards into practice using evidence based clinical judgment
  • Apply age-specific knowledge to provide safe, competent care across the life span
  • Pursue life-long learning as a means to enhance practice

Behavioral Health Counseling

  • Listen, communicate and collaborate effectively; establish and maintain a therapeutic relationship
  • Recognize differences in age, culture, ethnicity, religion, ability, gender and sexual orientation; incorporate the person's frame of reference when developing and delivering services and supports.
  • Conduct a comprehensive bio-psychosocial assessment and collaboratively develop treatment plans based on client choice and need
  • Assess the characteristics of behavioral health disorders across the lifespan; facilitate the recovery process by using client-centered, strengths-based approaches, motivational enhancement strategies, and stage-wise interventions
  • Explain current evidence-based and emerging best practices in the treatment of behavioral health disorders and the importance of advocacy for continuing improvements.
  • Identify the goals and methods associated with various types of groups; provide effective facilitation of group process to achieve therapeutic goals
  • Summarize the value of crisis prevention; assess the potential for a crisis and respond appropriately, including seeking assistance as needed
  • Evaluate the unique needs of caregivers of people with serious behavioral health disorders; engage and support families in the recovery process.
  • Describe the role of agencies and programs across systems of care; advocate and facilitate utilization of the service system and natural community supports
  • Work collaboratively with other professionals to support an integrated treatment approach
  • Explain the basic ethical standards and practices associated with community support work;  analyze personal abilities and limitations and identify personal values and biases; cultivate awareness of self in the counseling relationship
  • Adhere to the standards of APA style for professional writing; recognize the content and organization of the clinical record; make concise, grammatically correct and legible entries into the client record

Culinary Arts & Science

  • Demonstrate an operational understanding of a range of basic to advanced culinary principles to operate successfully and profitably in the food industry
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills for active and integrated learning
  • Apply knowledge, skills, and ethics necessary to begin or to grow professionally in a global marketplace
  • Develop culinary and professional skills to be effective in commercial environments
  • Demonstrate the techniques and recognize the contributions of global cuisines to the modern culinary world
  • Foster strong work ethics and teamwork skills appropriate for a diverse business environment in culinary related fields
  • Assess food quality based on food safety and pathogen reduction as well as composition and nutritional quality.

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 

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the physical, biological and social sciences as they apply to health-related professions.
  • Implement a career goal plan.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrate culture/language sensitivity in community health and wellness.
  • Demonstrate professionalism regarding ethical issues.
  • Engage in lifelong learning by consuming and utilizing scientific knowledge
  • Communicate effectively in all settings
  • Understand and utilize research design and techniques.

Hospitality Management

  • Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of hospitality management theory and applied topics
  • Develop high order skills in analysis, critical evaluation and/or professional application in hospitality through the planning and execution of project work, scholarship or research
  • Apply creativity and flexibility in the application of knowledge and skills gained in hospitality to new situations
  • Develop the ability to solve complex problems in hospitality and think rigorously and independently

Nutrition Sciences

  • 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 food service and other management areas
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of health care systems
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Exhibit professional attitudes and values