Program Learning Outcomes

Associate of Applied Science (AAS-N)

The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AAS-N) program consists of integrated lectures, labs and clinicals conducted in approved clinical education affiliates. The program prepares students to demonstrate competency in providing nursing care in a variety of health care settings and for employment in the field of registered nursing.

Candidates successfully completing the AAS-N program are eligible to apply for the licensing examination (NCLEX-RN) required for licensure as a registered professional nurse (RN). The Jackson College’s Associate in Applied Science Nursing Degree is approved by Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) located at 511 W Ottawa, P.O. Box 30004, Lansing, MI 48909, 517-373-1820, and is in pre-accreditation candidacy status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA), located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, 8th Floor, Washington DC, 20037, 202-909-2500.


Program Learning Outcomes

Human Flourishing

AAS-N Program Learning Outcome

The graduate will advocate for culturally diverse clients, families, significant others, and members of the healthcare team in ways that promote self-determination, integrity, and ongoing growth as human beings to reach their maximum potential in various healthcare environments throughout the lifespan.

Level 1 Outcome

Advocate for stable, culturally diverse adult clients through the provision of evidence based care in ways that promote self-determination, integrity, and ongoing growth

Level 2 Outcome

Advocate for culturally diverse clients and families through the provision of evidence based care for varied client populations in ways that promote self-determination, integrity and ongoing growth.

Level 3 Outcome

Advocate for culturally diverse, increasingly complex, critically ill and/or multiple clients and their families while providing culturally responsive, evidence-based care in ways that promote self-determination, integrity, and ongoing growth.

Nursing Judgment

AAS-N Program Learning Outcome

The graduate will:

  1. Make judgments in practice, substantiated with evidence, that integrate nursing science into the provision of safe and quality care that promotes the health of clients throughout the lifespan.
  2. Demonstrate competency in nursing health care technology and informatics to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support organizational reimbursement.

Level 1 Outcome

Prioritizes and provides safe, quality client-centered care for stable clients utilizing Maslow’s Hierarchy and the nursing process.

Level 2 Outcome

Using the nursing process and evidence-based practice, prioritizes and provides safe, quality client-centered care for varied client populations.

Level 3 Outcome

  1. Using the nursing process and evidence-based practice, prioritizes and provides safe, quality, client-centered care for increasingly complex, critically ill, and/or multiple clients.
  2. Evaluate quality improvement and analysis of aggregate data for the increasing complex, critically ill and/or multiple clients.
Professional Identity

AAS-N Program Learning Outcome

The graduate will implement one’s role as a nurse in ways that reflect integrity, responsibility, legal and ethical practices, and an evolving identity as a nurse committed to evidence-based practice, caring, advocacy and safe quality care for culturally diverse clients throughout the lifespan.

Level 1 Outcome

Apply legal, ethical, and practice standards while evolving within a professional nursing environment.

Level 2 Outcome

Demonstrate legal, ethical and practice standards in the care of varied client populations and advancing one’s professional identity.

Level 3 Outcome

  1. Integrate legal, ethical and practice standards into the care of increasingly complex, critically ill, and/or multiple clients.
  2. Transition from the role of student to that of a graduate nurse while developing leadership characteristics.
Spirit of Inquiry

AAS-N Program Learning Outcome

The graduate will evaluate 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 clients throughout the lifespan.

Level 1 Outcome

Describe evidence based practice in nursing including the rationale for its use.

Level 2 Outcome

Apply evidence based practice standards to guide care of varied client populations.

Level 3 Outcome

Translate, question and challenge the status quo of research findings in collaboration with inter-professional healthcare teams to manage increasingly complex, critically ill, and/or multiple clients.

Practical Nursing Certificate PN-C

This program prepares students to provide direct nursing care, under supervision, to individuals in a variety of health care settings. The program consists of integrated lectures, labs, clinical experiences, and simulations.

Students who successfully complete the curriculum receive the certificate in practical nursing and are eligible to take the state licensing examination (NCLEX-PN) required for licensure as a practical nurse (LPN). The Jackson College’s Practical Nursing Certificate is approved by Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) located at 511 W Ottawa, P.O. Box 30004, Lansing, MI 48909, 517-373-1820.


Practical Nursing – Program Learning Outcomes

Human Flourishing

PN-C Program Learning Outcome

The graduate will advocate for human dignity, integrity, self-

determination, and personal growth of culturally diverse clients, oneself, and members of the health care team.

Level 1 Outcome

Recognize the importance of individualized care that promotes human dignity, integrity, self- determination, and personal growth of culturally diverse clients, oneself, and members of the health care team.

Level 2 Outcome

Provides individualized care that embraces human dignity, integrity, self-determination, and personal growth of culturally diverse clients, oneself, and members of the health care team.

Level 3 Outcome

Advocate for individualized care that enhances human dignity, integrity, self- determination, and personal growth of culturally diverse clients, oneself, and members of the health care team.

Nursing Judgment

PN-C Program Learning Outcome

The graduate will function within their scope of practice, utilize the

health care delivery system guidelines, and the predefined, individualized plan of care to provide safe, quality client centered care within a defined family unit

Level 1 Outcome

Demonstrate the role of the practical nurse in providing geriatric client

centered care utilizing Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and the nursing process to develop a fundamental understanding of the art and science of nursing.

Level 2 Outcome

Apply the role of the practical nurse in providing client-centered care to the medical surgical, obstetric, and pediatric populations utilizing Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, and the nursing process to embed the art and science of nursing into practice.

Level 3 Outcome

Execute the role of the practical nurse in providing client- centered care to multiple clients in varied healthcare settings utilizing Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and the nursing process to integrate the art and science of nursing into practice.

Professional Identity

PN-C Program Learning Outcome

The graduate will assess how one’s personal strength and values affect one’s identity as a nurse through reflective practice and lifelong learning to become a contributing member of the interdisciplinary health care team.

Level 1 Outcome

Demonstrates the role of the practical nurse according to defined legal and ethical standards at a fundamental level and identify the need for lifelong learning.

Level 2 Outcome

Assumes the role of practical nurse according to professional standards and legal scope of practice at a developing level and demonstrate the accountability for own learning while caring for the medical-surgical, obstetric, and pediatric populations.

Level 3 Outcome

Demonstrates accountability for own practice by following legal, ethical, and professional standards and prepares a plan to evolve in the nursing profession through lifelong learning.

Spirit of Inquiry

PN-C Program Learning Outcome

The graduate will question the basis for nursing actions and traditions, participate in Quality improvement initiatives, and consider research and evidence-based practice to improve client centered care.

Level 1 Outcome

Describe evidence-based practice in nursing including the rationale for its use.

Level 2 Outcome

Demonstrates the role of Practical Nurse as an innovative thinker to improve quality standards and yield best

practices.

Level 3 Outcome

Uses evidence to make practice decisions when faced with new workforce trends.