Student Learning Outcomes


End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes

 Upon completion of the Associate Degree Nursing Program at Coahoma Community College, the graduate will be prepared for professional nursing practice role to:

Core Concepts

End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes (EPSLO)


Patient-Centered Care

1. Perform a focus and/or comprehensive assessment on assigned client and develop a holistic plan of care that is priority-based using the nursing process as well as recognizes an individual’s preferences, values, and needs and respects the client or designed as a full partner in providing compassionate, coordinated, age and culturally appropriate, safe and effective care.


2. Demonstrate accountability for the delivery of own nursing practice that is consistent with moral, altruistic, legal, ethical, and humanistic principles, incorporate American Nursing Association Code of Ethics into daily practice, and participate in life-long learning.


3. 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 by using critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills to meet client care needs.

System-Based Practice


4. Plan, organize, and deliver client care in the context of the work unit using available resources to achieve quality client outcomes and recognizing interrelationships among nursing, the nursing work unit, and organizational goals.

Informatics & Technology


5. Organize information and use technology to communicate effectively with the interdisciplinary team, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision making to improve client outcomes and nursing practice. 



6. Use clear, concise, and effective written, electronic, and verbal communication skills with clients, families, and colleagues, fostering mutual respect and shared  decision making to enhance client satisfaction and health outcomes.

Teamwork & Collaboration


7. Function effectively within own scope of practice, fostering open communication, mutual respect, shared decision making, team learning, and development of all health team members, integrate contributions of others in assisting  client/family to achieve health goals.


8. Minimize risk of harm to clients, colleagues, and providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance; participate in analyzing errors and designing systems to improvements.

Quality Improvement

9. Use 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 (Adopted from QSEN, 2007).

Evidence-Based Practice

10. Identify, evaluate, and use the best current evidence coupled with clinical expertise and consideration of client’s preference, experience and values to make practice decisions and value the need for continuous improvement in clinical practice based on new knowledge (Adopted from QSEN, 2007).