Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Program Outcomes

Role Descriptions

The Nursing AAS is designed for the person intending to work as a registered nurse in the health care industry.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Learning experiences in this program are designed to assist the student in realizing the following outcomes:

  • Use a holistic approach to develop, implement, and evaluate plans of care for groups of patients that apply standard nursing care plans to meet individual needs.
  • Communicate effectively and collaboratively in a self-directed manner with patients, families, andmembers of the health care team.
  • Use first-level management skills in providing care for individuals and groups of patients.
  • Make decisions regarding patient care based on professional values and responsibilities at the associatedegree nurse level while complying with identified legal/ethical standards (scope of practice regulationsestablished by boards of nursing and Code of Practice guidelines established by the American Nurses Association).