Conceptual Framework and Program Learning Outcomes

Associate of Applied Science

Jackson College Department of Nursing
Conceptual Framework
Jackson College Department of Nursing
Program Learning Outcomes
Nurses enhance Human Flourishing by the strategic application of evidence-based nursing knowledge and skills to meet the diverse health care needs of their clients, communities and themselves throughout the life span. Human Flourishing
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.
The nurse recognizes environmental and personal conditions associated with the holistic well-being of clients using Nursing Judgment. The nurse factors these conditions into plans that assist the individual to utilize learned coping mechanisms while positively enhancing their ability to interact with the environment. Nursing Judgment
a. 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.b. Demonstrate competency in nursing health care technology and informatics to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support organizational reimbursement.
The faculty/instructor, staff and College at large share in the individual and collective responsibility to create and facilitate the development of a Professional Identity within an environment in which learners can positively experience and actualize success. Professional Identity
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.
Through the Spirit of Inquiry, the student is an active participant in applying critical reasoning to practice. Critical reasoning in this context is derived from evidenced-based practice which allows the student to respond autonomously and collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams to meet the ongoing challenges associated within the changing healthcare environment. Spirit of Inquiry
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.

Practical Nursing

Jackson College Department of Nursing
Conceptual Framework
Jackson College Department of Nursing – PN-C
Program Learning Outcomes
Nurses enhance Human Flourishing by the strategic application of evidence-based nursing knowledge and skills to meet the diverse health care needs of their clients, communities and themselves throughout the life span. Human Flourishing
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.
The nurse recognizes environmental and personal conditions associated with the holistic well-being of clients using Nursing Judgment. The nurse factors these conditions into plans that assist the individual to utilize learned coping mechanisms while positively enhancing their ability to interact with the environment. Nursing Judgment
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.
The faculty/instructor, staff and College at large share in the individual and collective responsibility to create and facilitate the development of a Professional Identity within an environment in which learners can positively experience and actualize success. Professional Identity
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.
Through the Spirit of Inquiry, the student is an active participant in applying critical reasoning to practice. Critical reasoning in this context is derived from evidenced-based practice which allows the student to respond autonomously and collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams to meet the ongoing challenges associated within the changing healthcare environment. Spirit of Inquiry
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.