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Intended Learning Outcomes – Competencies

Program Goals

The bachelor’s degree program in nursing at Philadelphia University aims to:

G1. Graduate highly qualified and well-trained nurses who can take decisions, solve problems, trace all developments with the aim of promoting public health, preventing diseases and improving methods of their treatment at all levels of health care.

G2. Promote and develop students communication skills and incorporate career ethics in the academic programs.

G3. Enhance students scientific thinking and problem-solving skills to ensure graduating professional nurses who know the connection between scientific theory and research and practice.

G4. Encourage students to be self-motivated learners, and develop skills that would enable them to keep abreast of the rapid developments in the field of nursing.

G5. Enable students to improve their capabilities in dealing with all fields of nursing care.

G6. Qualify students to be able to take responsibility for their practices and to be positive towards change and leadership in order to contribute to promoting the nursing care.

G7. Maximize cooperation with local, regional and international institutions with the purpose of ensuring nursing care development. 


Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

Knowledge & Understanding Skills

K1. Highlight nursing as a unique profession through understanding the historical context, as well as critical reflection of contemporary nursing practice.

K2. Identify appropriate professional nursing behavior in practice. 

K3. Appraise current theoretical practical perspectives.

K4. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of bio-psycho-social sciences and their critical application to the care of service users all through lifespan.

K5. Recognize through application of assessment skills, the essential care needs of all client groups and demonstrate an ability to respond appropriately.

K6. Enhance service quality for beneficiaries with complex health care needs, through employing appropriate assessment approaches, evaluating evidence base and effectiveness to plan and deliver appropriate care.

K7. Evaluate legal and ethical frameworks applied to health and social care that critically assess their application to services delivered to beneficiaries.

K8. Evaluate the impact of current health and social care policy on Services provided to beneficiaries through knowledge and understanding mechanisms adopted to generate policies.

K9. Demonstrate principles of evidence based practice and research process, as well as their application to providing services to beneficiaries.

K10. Utilize knowledge and understanding of individual and collective beliefs and cultural practices to promote equality, respect diversity and recognize and challenge discriminatory practice.

K11. Realize public health data significance in developing responsive strategy and interventions.

Intellectual skills

I1. Develop strategies to confidently ask appropriate questions and access contemporary evidence from a variety of sources.

I2. Provide evidence through critical evaluation of problem solving and decision making, in support of care decisions.

I3. Analyze complex health and social care scenarios in order to identify further required evidence.

I4. Apply a range of intellectual skills to the critical analysis of an identified area of professional practice through independent study, concluding with new relevant insight.

I5. Aware of various approaches to adult learning and study skills, and their application to learning situations


Professional and Practical Skills

P1. Provide evidence-based care compassionately, sensitively, cost-effectively and efficiently.

P2. Ability to think critically fosters reflection, self-confidence, interest and open-mindedness.

P3. Acquired adequate information and communications technology (ICT), writing, reading, note-taking, proofreading.

P4. Apply good communication and interpersonal skills.

P5. Apply good communication skills to conduct presentations in a manner that is convincing and easy to understand.

P6. Demonstrate excellent time management skills to deal with matters quickly and prioritise them according to their importance.

P7. Apply cost management strategies which enable the nurse to devise a plan of action and set realistic goals.

P8  Demonstrate good consultation and negotiation skills with patients to help them feel they are partners in their own care.

Transferable skills

T1. Use appropriate communication skills to promote relationships that enhance health care in a variety of settings.

T2. Use principles of scientific inquiry and professional processes, including problem solving, decision-making and critical thinking in providing healthcare.

T3. Base practice on the fundamental nursing values of responsibility, accountability, advocacy human dignity and justice.

T4. Partner with patients and members of the inter professional team to achieve optimal outcomes of care.

T5. Practice in the role of the licensed professional nurse.

T6. Apply ethical analysis and clinical reasoning to assess, intervene and evaluate nursing care delivered.

Program Goals and student learning outcomes (SLOs)



Program Goals















Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)