• The Greater Lowell Practical Nurse will:

    1. Patient Centered Care
      Provide holistic care that recognizes an individual’s preferences, values and needs and respects the patient or designee as a full partner while providing compassionate, coordinated, age appropriate, safe and effective care.

    2. Professionalism
      Demonstrate personal accountability for the delivery of standard-based nursing care consistent with legal, ethical, and humanistic principles in order to influence the behavior of individuals or groups of individuals in a way that will facilitate the achievement of shared goals.

    3. Quality Improvement
      Collect data to monitor the outcomes of care and use data to continuously improve the quality and safety of health care systems and its practice.

    4. Informatics and Technology
      Use information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision making.

    5. Communication
      Interact with clients, families, colleagues, and interdisciplinary health care team, fostering mutual respect and shared decision making, to enhance client satisfaction, health outcomes, and team collaboration.

    6. Safety
      Minimize risk of harm to patients and designees through both system effectiveness and individual performance.

    7. Evidence-Based Practice
      Identify the value of using clinical expertise, critical thinking, and consideration of client’s or designee’s preferences, supported by the best current evidence to make practice decisions.

    Upon completion of Term III, the student must meet the Student Learning Outcomes in order to graduate. 

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