MCHP Nursing Program Objectives
The objective of CMMC's Maine College of Health Professions' Nursing Program is to graduate nurses who are well-trained and demonstrate the knowledge, concepts and skills required to be a Registered Nurse.
I. Professional Behavior:
- Practice nursing within prescribed ethical and legal frameworks.
- Promote high standards of nursing practice.
- Assess and take action to meet the need for self-development and life-long learning.
- Demonstrate accountability for nursing care given by self and/or delegated to others.
- Protect confidential information.
- Utilize therapeutic communication skills when interacting with clients and families.
- Communicate relevant, accurate and complete information in a concise and clear manner, using appropriate channels.
- Assess the impact of developmental, emotional, cultural, religious and spiritual influences on the client's health status.
- Assess the client's health status by performing a physical, cognitive, psychosocial and functional assessment.
- Assess the strengths, resources and needs of clients within the context of their community.
IV. Clinical Decision-making:
- Make clinical judgments and management decisions to ensure accurate and safe care.
- Analyze and utilize assessment data to plan care.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of care provided in meeting client outcomes.
- Modify client care as indicated by the evaluation of outcomes.
- Use evidence-based information to support clinical decision-making.
V. Therapeutic Interventions:
- Perform nursing skills competently.
- Provide a safe physical and psychosocial environment for the client.
- Demonstrate commitment toward the client, significant support person(s), peers and other members of the healthcare team.
- Adapt care in consideration of the client's values, customs, culture and/or habits.
- Assist the client to achieve optimal comfort and functioning.
VI. Teaching and Learning:
- Develop an individualized teaching plan based on assessed needs.
- Teach the client and family the information and skills needed to achieve desired learning outcomes.
- Evaluate the progress of the client and family toward achievement of identified learning outcomes and modify as needed.
- Coordinate the decision-making process with the client, family and other members of the healthcare team.
- Collaborate with the client, family and other healthcare professionals in evaluating client's progress.
VIII. Managing Care:
- Prioritize client care.
- Coordinate the implementation of an individualized plan of care.
- Adapt care to changing healthcare environments and management systems.
- Demonstrate knowledge of current technologies.
IX. Program Outcomes:
- Eligible to take the Registered Nurse Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN).
- Prepared to enter the field as a qualified healthcare professional.