West Coast University has established the following Program Learning Outcomes, which flow directly from the College of Nursing's mission and philosophy. In short, this is what you, as a student of WCU's nursing program, can expect to have learned when you graduate.
- Support professional nursing practice decisions with concepts and theories from the biological, physical and social sciences.
- Plan preventive and population focused interventions with attention to effectiveness, efficiency, cost, and equity.
- Support therapeutic nursing interventions for patients and families in a variety of healthcare and community settings using evidence based practice.
- Apply nursing process and critical thinking when providing holistic, patient centered nursing care to diverse populations.
- Design health care education for individuals, families, and communities.
- Comply with the professional standards of moral, ethical, and legal conduct in practice.
- Develop an effective communication style to interact with patients, families, and the interdisciplinary health team.
- Model leadership with providing safe, quality nursing care; coordinating the healthcare team; and when tasked with oversight and accountability for care delivery.
- Use patient care technology and information systems when providing nursing care in a variety of settings.