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
  • Demonstrate knowledge, competencies, and skills in advanced nursing practice, teaching and/or leadership.
  • Serve as a leader and change agent in nursing and health care delivery systems to ensure quality care across the lifespan.
  • Utilize ethical decision-making, technology, and communication skills to provide culturally competent care.
  • Effectively practice advanced nursing roles in collaborative relationships, across diverse disciplines to improve patient and population health outcomes.
  • Synthesize nursing knowledge through translation, integration, and application of evidence-based practice.