ACONHP Goals and Student Outcomes

  • Provide high quality, innovative student-centered nursing and health related programs built upon scientific disciplines.
  • Graduate nurses and health professionals who are prepared to practice person-centered care in diverse local, regional, and global healthcare environments.
  • Promote scholarship, scholarly activities, teaching, service, and practice that advances quality, safety, and knowledge in healthcare.
  • Develop professional partnerships across professions to enhance healthcare within complex systems.
  • Optimize the use of information processes and technologies in healthcare practices.
  • Foster a spirit of professional excellence and resilience amongst a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.


BSN Student Outcomes
  • Function in professional nursing roles.
  • Synthesize knowledge from a broad educational foundation upon which professional nursing practice is based. 
  • Collaborate with members of health team and other interested groups in identifying and meeting the health needs of individuals, families, and communities. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the need for continuous personal and professional growth. 
  • Acquire basic knowledge about research and the implementation of best evidence into practice. 
  • Develop interpersonal and technological skills necessary to assume leadership roles within the BSN scope of practice. 
MSN & Post-Masters Certificate Student Outcomes
  • Develop competencies in advanced nursing practice, teaching, and/or leadership.
  • Facilitate quality care across the lifespan utilizing a systems approach.
  • Integrate ethical decision-making to provide culturally competent care.
  • Cultivate collaborative relationships across diverse disciplines to improve patient and population health outcomes.
  • Integrate evidence-based practice to advance the profession of nursing.
  • Incorporate current and emerging technologies to improve health outcomes.
DNP Student Outcomes
  • Construct a scientific knowledge base for nursing practice.
  • Incorporate current healthcare delivery approaches that guide person-centered care.
  • Summarize principles of safety and quality into practice.
  • Assemble evidence-based nursing knowledge to improve population health outcomes.
  • Integrate present and emerging health technologies to deliver safe, high-quality healthcare.
  • Cultivate a healthcare system that advocates for equitable healthcare across all populations.
  • Facilitate interprofessional collaboration that enhances patient or population outcomes. 
  • Generate strategies that promote improved health outcomes for all populations. 
  • Relate nursing knowledge to practice for the promotion of the profession.