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Lehman College


Undergraduate Program Goals and Objectives

 Upon Completion of the undergraduate program. students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate competency in the practice of nursing by applying knowledge from nursing science, the physical and human sciences, and the humanities to promote, protect, maintain and restore optimal health.
  • Apply leadership and communication skills to affect change and effectively implement patient safety initiatives to improve and monitor the quality of healthcare delivery for diverse population.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic research process and evaluate nursing research outcomes in terms of applicability to professional nursing practice.
  • Integrate best practices, clinical judgment, inter-professional perspectives, and patient preference in planning, implementing, and evaluating outcomes of care.
  • Demonstrate skills in using patient care technologies, information systems, and communication devices that support safe nursing practice.
  • Uphold ethical standards related to data security, regulatory requirements, confidentiality,
    and client’s right to privacy.
  • Explore the impact of socio-cultural, economic, legal, and political factors influencing healthcare policy, delivery and practice.
  • Articulate the unique nursing perspective in collaboration with other disciplines to optimize patient outcomes.
  • Assess health/illness beliefs, values, attitudes, and practices of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations, using a human science perspective to promote health.
  • Access inter-professional and intra-professional resources to resolve ethical and other practice dilemmas and to prevent unsafe, illegal, or unethical care practices.
  • Demonstrate professionalism, including demeanor, respect for self and others, and attention to professional boundaries.
  • Implement holistic, patient-centered care across the health illness continuum, across the lifespan, and in a variety of healthcare settings.

Graduate Program Goals and Objectives

*Program Goals

  • Develop graduates with excellence in practice, research, scholarships and teaching
  • Optimize the university and college's resources for faculty and staff development in support of student learning and advancement
  • Recruit, retain and graduate a highly qualified, diverse student body prepared for successful professional practice.
  • Prepare alumnae who are engaged in continuous improvement and lifelong learning with a commitment to the college and the profession.
  • Engage in collaborative efforts with multiple stakeholders in improving the health and wellness of diverse populations and a commitment to community service.

 Graduate Program Objectives

The Lehman College Department of Nursing prepares graduates of Master of Science in FNP and PNP, and Post-Master's Certificate in FNP and PNP to:

  • Synthesize knowledge from nursing, natural, social, and human sciences as the foundation for improving practice outcomes and developing an evidence-based approach to professional practice.
  • Demonstrate ways of knowing through research, analysis, evaluation of nursing theory, reflective practice, and implementation of best practices.
  • Demonstrate leadership role development through clinical expertise, negotiation and collaboration with multiple stakeholders.
  • Develop inter-subjective awareness of health care systems in addressing the needs of culturally diverse populations, providers, and other stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the advancement of healthcare policy and practice through the analysis of large complex systems and collaboration with others using theory, research and clinical knowledge.
  • Collaborate with other healthcare professionals and community members to identify and analyze ethical, legal and social issues in health care practices, research, and policies.
  • Demonstrate specialized strategies and skills, including technology, in facilitating complex decision making in the delivery of quality care.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program Objectives

  • Demonstrate advanced levels of clinical practice, judgment, and scholarship in nursing based on scientific knowledge underpinning practice.
  • Assume leadership roles in the development of excellence in clinical care and health care delivery systems through advanced nursing roles in clinical practice, education, or management settings.
  • Analyze the cost-effectiveness of practice initiatives taking into account risks and improvements in health outcomes.
  • Implement analytical methodologies for the evaluation and formulation of health care policies and practices for the clinical situations, practice environment, and the health care delivery system.
  • Access, utilize, and manage information system technology and health care informatics systems for care delivery, systems operations and quality improvement.
  • Analyze the scientific, social, ethical, economic, political, legal, and policy components of health care systems which impact health care planning, access, and delivery.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams in the delivery, evaluation, and quality improvement of health care to create change in complex health care delivery systems.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate care delivery models and strategies to improve population health.
  • Demonstrate advanced levels of clinical judgment, systems thinking, and accountability in designing, delivering, and evaluating care in complex situations.
*Masters, Advanced Certificate and DNP

Mission of the Nursing Department

To prepare nursing professionals at the undergraduate and graduate levels who are able to engage humanistically, think critically, act ethically, and pursue life-long learning. Graduates of the program are prepared to be competent professional nurses who will contribute to the health needs of diverse cultural groups and promote social justice and equity in New York City, the region, and the world.

Voted on
May 18, 2021