Upon completion of the Associate Degree Nursing Program at Oakton Community College, the graduate will be prepared to:
- Collaborate with family and health team to assist in meeting client’s health needs (Maslow) by using judgment and interventions appropriate to the client’s developmental level (Erickson).
- Integrate knowledge of general education, nursing, and science to provide nursing care for clients and their families, recognizing the need for cultural competency.
- Communicate independently in an effective therapeutic manner with clients, families, health team and members of the community.
- Utilize appropriate teaching learning principles for clients’ families in a variety of settings.
- Act as a patient advocate for client and families recognizing human dignity and cultural diversity.
- Utilize the nursing process in providing safe physical and psychosocial care for clients and families in a variety of settings.
- Demonstrate effective management skills in providing nursing care for clients and families (e.g. delegation, supervision, conflict resolution, decision-making, etc).
- Collaborate with clients, family, and health team members in making decisions to maintain and promote wellness.
- Demonstrate nursing competency by making appropriate decisions based on critical analyses.
- Utilize independently current technology in the implementation of safe nursing practice.
- Meet the accepted standards of practice and maintain professional ethics as Registered Nurses.
- Participate in professional activities.
- Utilize legal and ethical principles in the delivery of nursing care.
- Analyze health care economics and its impact on client care.
- Demonstrate a personal ethic of social responsibility and service.