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Baccalaureate Graduates of the CSUC School of Nursing will:

1. Integrate liberal education to inform baccalaureate generalist nursing practice.

2. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills in leadership, quality improvement, and patient safety necessary to provide high quality healthcare.

3. Demonstrate professional practice grounded in current evidence and best practices.

4. Use knowledge and skills in information management and technology to the delivery of quality patient care.

5. Describe how financial and regulatory healthcare policies influence the nature and functioning of the healthcare system.

6. Demonstrate communication and collaboration among healthcare professionals to achieve quality and safe patient care.

7. Utilize clinical prevention at the individual and population level to improve health.

8. Demonstrate professional behavior as fundamental to the discipline of nursing.

9. Provide nursing care to patients, families, groups, communities, and populations across the lifespan.

10. Illustrate cultural awareness when caring for diverse patient populations.

11. Demonstrate the appropriate individualized application and use of the nursing process in all baccalaureate generalist nurse roles.

ANA Standards of Nursing Practice

The American Nurses Association has defined standards and codes by which all nurses are expected to practice. As a professional program it is expected that CSU Chico nursing students will demonstrate behaviors that reflect the defined standards of nursing throughout their academic experience.

Standard 1.  Assessment

The registered nurse collects pertinent data and information relative to the healthcare consumer’s health or the situation.

Standard 2.  Diagnosis

The registered nurse analyzes assessment data to determine actual or potential diagnoses, problems, and issues.

Standard 3.  Outcomes Identification

The registered nurse identifies expected outcomes for a plan individualized to the healthcare consumer or the situation.

Standard 4.  Planning

The registered nurse develops a plan that prescribes strategies to attain expected, measurable outcomes.

Standard 5.  Implementation

The registered nurse implements the identified plan.

Standard 5A.  Coordination of Care

The registered nurse coordinates care delivery.

Standard 5B.  Health Teaching and Health Promotion

The registered nurse employs strategies to promote health and a safe environment.

Standard 6.  Evaluation

The registered nurse evaluates progress toward attainment of outcomes.

Standard 7.  Ethics

The registered nurse practices ethically.

Standard 8.  Culturally Congruent Practice

The registered nurse practices in a manner that is congruent with cultural diversity and inclusion principles.

Standard 9.  Communication

The registered nurse communicates effectively in all areas of practice.

Standard 10. Collaboration

The registered nurse collaborates with the healthcare consumer and other key stakeholders in the conduct of nursing practice.

Standard 11. Leadership

The registered nurse leads within the professional practice setting and the profession.

Standard 12. Education

The registered nurse seeks knowledge and competence that reflects current nursing practice and promotes futuristic thinking.

Standard 13. Evidence-based Practice and Research

The registered nurse integrates evidence and research findings into practice.

Standard 14. Quality of Practice

The registered nurse contributes to quality nursing practice.

Standard 15. Professional Practice Evaluation

The registered nurse evaluates one’s own and others’ nursing practice.

Standard 16. Resource Utilization

The registered nurse utilizes appropriate resources to plan, provide, and sustain evidence-based nursing services that are safe, effective, and fiscally responsible.

Standard 17. Environmental Health

The registered nurse practices in an environmentally safe and healthy manner.