The LPN to ASN Program prepares graduates for entry-level nursing practice in hospitals, clinics, and other health care settings. An RN with an ASN Degree practices the art and science of nursing by utilizing the nursing process and functions interdependently within the health care team. Nursing is a dynamic profession that contributes significantly to the health and well-being of individuals and communities.
LPN to ASN Program Objectives
- Graduate future nurses who will improve individual, family, and community health and wellness by applying best-demonstrated, evidence-based skills and knowledge in their practice.
- Facilitate career mobility of graduates and help meet the demand for professional nurses.
- Increase the availability of nursing education opportunities for qualified learners.
- Improve access to nursing education, course scheduling flexibility, and learning efficacy through the utilization of a variety of innovative instruction delivery methods and learning modalities, including asynchronous online engagements, blended distance learning, course structure, and high-fidelity case-based experiential learning.
LPN to ASN Program Outcomes
LPN to ASN Program Outcomes are aligned with the Institutional Effectiveness Plan and measure the degree to which the Program achieves its stated mission. For current LPN to ASN Program Outcomes benchmarks, see the
LPN to ASN Program Outcomes Benchmarks Catalog Insert
Program-Level Learner Outcomes
At Program completion, as measured by evaluation activities throughout the Program, the graduate will
1. Demonstrate quality, competent, client-centered care—always bearing in mind the physical, psychological, spiritual, emotional, cultural, and environmental aspects of the clients’ needs.
2. Demonstrate skills of intentional learning, critical thinking, and reflection in order to purposefully perform their duties and provide holistic care to the clients they serve.
3. Use current research and nursing’s identified best practices; graduates will demonstrate the ability to practice based on evidence in their profession.
4. Make decisions demonstrating clinical reasoning, taking into consideration ethical, moral, legal, and evidence-based principles.
5. Demonstrate leadership and management skills and attributes appropriate for their role as registered nurses.
6. Demonstrate effective communication—therapeutically and professionally—with and without the use of technology.
7. Demonstrate the ability to assess, improve, and assure quality and safety situations in their work as nurses.
8. Collaborate effectively with others and function as valuable team members of an interdisciplinary team.
LPN to ASN Program Core Competencies
1. Client-Centered Care
2. Intentional Learning with Reflection
3. Evidence-Based Practice
4. Decision-Making and Clinical Reasoning
5. Organizational, Local, and Global Leadership
6. Communication and Informatics
7. Quality and Safety Assurance
8. Teamwork and Collaboration