Nursing Programs offer a path to rewarding employment with growing job opportunities. At Maine College of Health Professions, nursing students attend classes, train in state-of-the-art simulation labs, and take care of patients of all ages in a variety of clinical settings. Students gain in-depth and hands-on experience in the full spectrum of patient care, including maternity, long-term care, pediatrics, surgery, critical care, rehabilitation, mental health, post-surgery, and cardiac care. With options to pursue an Associate’s Degree, Bachelor of Science, or C.N.A. in Nursing, students at every career stage can advance within their field. The primary objective of an MCHP education is to graduate nurses who are well-trained and demonstrate the knowledge, concepts, and skills to become a Registered Nurse.
- Educate individuals to be competent, knowledgeable, and capable nurses who enhance positive patient outcomes;
- Offer education opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and communities;
- Guide individuals in the development of critical thinking skills;
- Kindle an ongoing desire to learn;
- Strengthen students’ capacity to reason and make effective decisions as members of health care teams.
In order to graduate from a nursing program at MCHP, students should expect to achieve the following:
Draft Associate Degree Program Learning Outcomes
- Apply sound clinical judgment to provide high-quality, safe, compassionate, patient-centered care across the lifespan.
- Communicate therapeutically with clients, families, and healthcare team members to assist in the achievement of desired healthcare outcomes.
- Educate culturally diverse patients and the community about health promotion, disease prevention, illness management, and adaptation.
- Operate effectively across healthcare disciplines and within the context of a healthcare system.
- Demonstrate professional nursing attributes and accountability.
- Integrate evidence-based information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision making.