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Learning Outcomes

After you successfully complete the Post-LPN BN program, you will achieve or exceed the following program learning outcomes:

  1. Engage in baccalaureate registered nursing practice compliant with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) current Entry-to-Practice Competencies for the Registered Nurses Profession while demonstrating registered nursing practice consistent with the present:
    • CARNA Nursing Practice Standards and all other CARNA standards and guidelines
    • CNA Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses
    • Health Professions Act (HPA), the practice statement in Schedule 24 of HPA, and the Registered Nurses Profession Regulation
    • Common law, provincial and federal legislation that directs practice
  2. Integrate concepts of population health, primary health care and health promotion while working with individuals, families and communities with complex alterations in health.
  3. Synthesize theory, evidence-based practice and research while working with individuals, families and communities with complex alterations in health.
  4. Model leadership behaviours such as reflection, advocacy and integrity to influence self and others toward goal achievement.
  5. Function effectively as a baccalaureate registered nurse utilizing critical inquiry processes to act in situations of uncertainty and ambiguity.
  6. Work collaboratively with other disciplines and across health care sectors.
  7. Incorporate personal integrity, responsibility and accountability in employment, community activities and further study.
  8. Demonstrate commitment to scholarship and lifelong learning that includes self-reflection, self-direction and technological innovation.

References

Canadian Nurses Association. (2008). Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses. Ottawa, ON. Retrieved from https://www.cna-aiic.ca/~/media/cna/files/en/codeofethics.pdf

College & Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta. (2013, May). Entry-to-practice competencies for the Registered Nurses profession. Edmonton, AB. Retrieved from http://www.nurses.ab.ca/content/dam/carna/pdfs/DocumentList/Standards/RN_EntryPracticeCompetencies_May2013.pdf

College & Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (2013, January). Practice Standards for regulated members. Edmonton, AB. Retrieved from http://www.nurses.ab.ca/content/dam/carna/pdfs/DocumentList/Standards/PracticeStandards_CNA_Ethics_2008.pdf

College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta. (2006). Entry-to-Practice Competencies. Edmonton, AB: Author.

College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta. (2003). Nursing Practice Standards. Edmonton, AB: Author.

Council of Ministers of Education, Canada. (2007). Ministerial Statement on Quality Assurance of Degree Education in Canada: Canadian Degree Qualifications Framework. Retrieved from http://www.cmec.ca/Publications/Lists/Publications/Attachments/95/QA-Statement-2007.en.pdf

Updated February 09 2016 by Student & Academic Services

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