FIRST LEVEL (PN) PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Graduates of the University of Hawai’i Maui College Career Ladder First Level (PN) nursing program are educated to provide nursing functions expected of beginning level Licensed Practical Nurses and are prepared to work under the supervision of a registered nurse or a physician in hospitals, extended care facilities, private nursing agencies, home health agencies, clinics, and physician offices with staff development opportunities and adequate supervision. They are primarily educated to function as members of the multidisciplinary health care team in direct nursing care roles with adult and pediatric clients on general medical/surgical, obstetrical and normal newborn nursery units under the supervision of a registered nurse. In addition, they have been introduced to the role of the licensed practical nurse in the physician’s office, clinics, long term care facilities and home health.

Graduates are eligible to take the National Council for Nursing Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) and, upon demonstration of satisfactory performance, will be awarded a license to practice as an L.P.N. The Maui Community College Career Ladder conceptual framework and curriculum are based on the Betty Neuman Systems Model.

  • The PN graduate will identify signs of physical and mental health, normal growth and development throughout the life cycle, including the etiology and gross manifestations of common diseases and abnormal conditions.
  • The PN graduate will demonstrate beginning critical thinking in using the nursing process to assess, diagnose, plan, implement, and evaluate the care provided to clients and client systems.
  • The PN graduate will demonstrate proficiency in implementing [(including medication administration)] or delegating basic nursing skills.
  • The PN graduate will demonstrate caring behaviors, cultural sensitivity and will communicate therapeutically to meet the psychosocial needs of clients, client systems, and others.
  • The PN graduate’s practice of nursing will demonstrate a basic understanding of health promotion and disease prevention, as well as restoration of health and management of chronic conditions.
  • The PN graduate will practice within the legal and ethical framework of nursing.
  • The PN graduate will function in a collaborative manner as a member of the multidisciplinary health care team in the provision of cost effective health care.
  • The PN graduate will demonstrate beginning skill in a variety of communication techniques, including written documentation, in the process of assessment, counseling, and therapeutic intervention with clients and client systems.
  • The PN graduate will provide appropriate basic health care instruction to clients, client systems, and others in a variety of settings.
  • The PN graduate will use quantitative reasoning, access and interpret information obtained using a variety of technologies.
  • The PN graduate will assume responsibility for maintaining current evidence-based practice, ongoing professional growth, and life-long learning.

 

SECOND LEVEL (ADN) PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

Graduates of the University of Hawai’i Maui College Career Ladder Second Level (ADN) nursing program are educated to provide nursing care in agencies that provide appropriate orientation, on-going staff development opportunities, and professional guidance. They are primarily educated to function as members of the multidisciplinary health care team in direct nursing care roles with adult and pediatric clients on general medical/surgical, obstetrical, newborn nursery and psychiatric nursing units. They have been introduced to the concepts of nurse leader/manager and the role of the Registered Nurse in the physician’s office, clinics, long term care facilities and home health.

 

Graduates are eligible to take the National Council for Nursing Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), and upon demonstration of satisfactory performance, will be awarded a license to practice as an R.N. The University of Hawai’i Maui College Career Ladder conceptual framework and curriculum are based on the Betty Neuman Systems Model.

 

  • The ADN graduate will synthesize knowledge of physiological, psychosocial, sociocultural and developmental functioning of clients and client systems in assessment, planning, delivering and evaluating nursing care.
  • The ADN graduate will exercise critical thinking in using the nursing process to assess, diagnose, plan, implement, and evaluate nursing care for clients and client systems throughout all stages of the life cycle.
  • The ADN graduate will demonstrate proficiency in implementing and/or delegating nursing skills used in the delivery of safe nursing care.
  • The ADN graduate will use a variety of communication techniques, including written documentation, in the process of assessment, counseling, and therapeutic intervention with clients and client systems.
  • The ADN graduate will develop and maintain therapeutic relationships that are based upon mutuality and respect, and take into consideration the health and healing practices, beliefs and values of the clients, client systems, and the community.
  • The ADN graduate’s practice of nursing will demonstrate professionalism, caring and compassion.
  • The ADN graduate will develop and implement a variety of teaching-learning strategies in teaching clients and client systems for health promotion and disease prevention, as well as restoration of health and management of chronic conditions.
  • The ADN graduate will collaborate with the multidisciplinary team to manage care for individuals, families and groups of individuals in hospital, long-term care and community based settings where specified policies, procedures and guidance are available.
  • The ADN graduate will utilize quantitative reasoning and technology in the provision of nursing care and information management in a cost effective manner.
  • The ADN graduate will practice within the legal and ethical framework of nursing.

The ADN graduate will assume responsibility for maintaining current evidence-based practice, ongoing professional growth, and life-long learning.