Curriculum and End of Program Student Learning Outcomes
The Brookdale Community College Nursing Program offers a comprehensive and challenging curriculum that fulfills the requirements for an Associate Degree in Applied Science and prepares its graduates for entry-level nursing positions in hospitals or comparable facilities. The curriculum integrates clinical learning experiences each semester. Graduates of the program are eligible to take for the National Council Licensing Exam for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN). Passing the NCLEX-RN exam results in licensure as a Registered Nurse (R.N.) The Brookdale Community College Academic Catalog page for the Nursing AAS program (available here) provides additional information about all required courses and a suggested sequence for 5-semester program completion.
End of Program Student Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Use clinical reasoning to provide holistic patient-centered care to diverse patient populations across the lifespan.
- Assume accountability for own behavior and nursing practice based upon legal and ethical principles, regulatory guidelines, and professional standards.
- Manage patient care through effective communication, interdisciplinary collaboration and information technology to support decision making within systems-based practice.
- Participate in initiatives to minimize the risk of harm and optimize the quality and safety of patient care through individual performance and system effectiveness.
- Use the best current evidence coupled with clinical expertise and consideration of patients’ preferences, experience and values to make practice decisions.