Nursing Program Outcomes and Framework
At the completion of the Nursing Program, the graduate competently performs in the following areas.
Graduates of the Evergreen Valley College Associate of Science
Degree Nursing Program function in the common domain of nursing practice
after licensure. Completing program outcomes will enable graduates,
following registered nurse licensure, to give direct patient care in
collaboration with other health care professionals, and to perform
independent, dependent and interdependent nursing interventions.
Graduates are prepared and empowered to practice successfully within the
rapidly changing health care systems of a multicultural society.
Faculty recognize the role of the nurse is changing due to influences
internal and external to the nursing profession. Therefore, graduates
will continue learning through the process of experience and ongoing
curriculum theme is an adaptation of the "Client Needs Model," a
comprehensive framework for identifying nursing actions and competencies
necessary for client care in a variety of settings and throughout the
life span. This model relies on meta-paradigm beliefs about the person,
environment, health and nursing as outlined in the program's philosophy.
The client, defined as an individual, family, group or community, is
the primary focus of care. Client needs for care are organized around
five (5) key concepts: a) Safe and Effective Care Environment; b) Health
Promotion and Maintenance; c) Physiological Integrity; d) Psychosocial
Integrity and, e) Professional Role of the Nurse. These five (5)
concepts form the foundation for the program's student learning outcomes
that culminate in the achievement of program outcomes. Critical
thinking, nursing process, cultural sensitivity and caring are the
processes that integrate the key concepts throughout the curriculum.
Evergreen College Nursing Program: Organizing
Framework for Curriculum, Adaptation of the "Client Needs" Model (as
Level 4: Health | Person | Nursing | Environment
Level 3: Critical Thinking | Nursing Process | Cultural Sensitivity | Caring
2: Professional Role of the Nurses | Health Promotion & Maintenance
| Physiological Integrity | Psychosocial Integrity | Safe &
Effective Care Environment
Level 1: Client