Student Educational Outcomes


Upon successful completion of the ADN Nursing Program, the graduate is expected to be:

    1. A competent provider of nursing care who uses the nursing process with individuals and groups to promote and maintain health, prevent illness, and facilitate adaptation to stressors.
    2. A respectful communicator who is able to listen and respond thoughtfully in a therapeutic and professional manner, both verbally and non-verbally.
    3. An efficient and effective manager of complex nursing care who utilizes appropriate resources and personnel for a group of patients.
    4. A critical thinker who uses knowledge and skill to solve problems and to make decisions.
    5. A culturally sensitive person who recognizes and respects diversity within and between groups of people.
    6. A responsible and accountable practitioner who functions within the legal and ethical boundaries of the nursing profession.
    7. A person who practices self-care activities and continuing personal and professional growth.



Patient-Centered Care
The KVCC ADN graduate will provide holistic care that recognizes an individual’s preferences, values, and needs and respects the patient as a partner in providing compassionate, coordinated, age and culturally appropriate, safe and effective care.

The KVCC ADN graduate will demonstrate accountability for the delivery of standard-based nursing care that is consistent with moral, altruistic, legal, ethical, regulatory, and humanistic principles.

The KVCC ADN graduate will influence the behavior of individuals or groups of individuals within their environment in a way that will facilitate the establishment and acquisition/achievement of shared goals.

Systems-Based Practice
The KVCC ADN graduate will demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context of the health care system, and will demonstrate the ability to effectively call on microsystem resources to provide care that is of optimal quality and value (Adapted from ACGME, n.d.).

Informatics and Technology
The KVCC ADN graduate will use information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision making (QSEN, 2007).

The KVCC ADN graduate will interact effectively with patients, families, and colleagues, fostering mutual respect and shared decision making, to enhance patient satisfaction and health outcomes.

Teamwork and Collaboration

The KVCC ADN graduate will function effectively within nursing and interdisciplinary teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, shared decision making, team learning, and development (Adapted from QSEN, 2007).

The KVCC ADN graduate will minimize risk of harm to patients and providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance (QSEN, 2007).

Quality Improvement
The KVCC ADN graduate uses data to monitor the outcomes of care processes, and uses improvement methods to design and test changes to continuously improve the quality and safety of health care systems (QSEN, 2007).

Evidence-Based Practice
The KVCC ADN graduate will identify, evaluate, and use the best current evidence coupled with clinical expertise and consideration of patients’ preferences, experience and values to make practice decisions (Adapted from QSEN, 2007).


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Marcia Parker
(207) 453-5167 

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