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Nursing Curriculum at Palm Beach State

Curriculum Framework 

The Nursing Program at Palm Beach State College has adopted the National League for Nursing (NLN, 2010) Education Competencies Model as its conceptual curriculum framework. At the foundation are the seven core-values that are central to nursing education: caring, diversity, ethics, excellence, holism, integrity and patient-centeredness. The throughputs are the integrated concepts as identified by the NLN: Context and environment; knowledge and science; personal/professional development; quality and safety; relationship-centered care; and spirit of inquiry. These integrating concepts are woven through the curriculum and increase in complexity as the student accrues knowledge. The outputs of the NLN model are the four outcomes essential for ADN graduates: human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry, which represent the “skills, knowledge, and attitudes that graduates should have achieved upon successful completion of a program of nursing” (NLN, 2010, p. 5).

 

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Implement one’s role as a nurse in ways that reflect integrity, responsibility, ethical practices, and an evolving identity as a nurse committed to evidence-based practice, caring, advocacy, and safe, quality care for diverse patients within a family and community context.
  • Examine the evidence that underlies clinical nursing practice to challenge the status quo, question underlying assumptions, and offer new insights to improve the quality of care for patients, families, and communities.
  • Make judgments in practice, substantiated with evidence, that integrate nursing science in the provision of safe, quality care and that promote the health of patients within a family and community context.
  • Advocate for patients and families in ways that promote their self-determination, integrity and ongoing growth as human beings.

 

Course Descriptions & Course Outcomes

 

Semester Three

Semester Four

 

End of Nursing Program: Student Learning Outcomes

  • Human Flourishing: Advocates for patients and families in ways that promote their self-determination, integrity, and ongoing growth as human beings.
    • Mean Score on the Exit HESI Exam – NLN Educational Competency Human Flourishing
      • Estimated Level of Achievement (ELA) 850 Score: 850
    • Students Performance on NUR 2712C Human Flourishing Clinical Objectives were met.
      • Estimated Level of Achievement (ELA) 95% Result: 100%
  • Nursing Judgment: Makes judgments in practice, substantiated with evidence, that integrate nursing science in the provision of safe, quality care and that promote the health of patients within a family and community context.
    • Mean Score on the Exit HESI Exam- NLN Educational Competency Nursing Judgment
      • Estimated Level of Achievement (ELA) 850 – Score: 847
    • Students Performance on NUR 2712C Nursing Judgment Clinical Objectives were met.
      • Estimated Level of Achievement (ELA) 95% Result 100%.
  • Professional Identity: Implements one's role as a nurse in ways that reflect integrity, responsibility, ethical practices, and an evolving identity as a nurse committed to evidence-based practice, caring, advocacy, and safe, quality care for diverse patients within a family and community context.
    • Mean Score on the Exit HESI Exam- NLN Educational Competency Professional Identity
      • Estimated Level of Achievement (ELA) 850 - Score 850 Professional Identity
    • Students Performance on NUR 2712C Professional Identity Clinical Objectives were met.
      • Estimated Level of Achievement 95% Result: 100%
  • Spirit of Inquiry: Examines the evidence that underlies clinical nursing practice to challenge the status quo, question underlying assumptions, and offer new insights to improve the quality of care for patients, families, and communities.
    • Mean Score on the Exit HESI Exam –NLN Educational Competency Spirit of Inquiry and Nursing Practice
      • Estimated Level of Achievement (ELA) 850 - Score: 850
    • Students Performance on NUR 2712C Spirit of Inquiry Clinical Objectives were met.
      • Estimated Level of Achievement (ELA) 95% - Result: 100%
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