National League for Nursing - Core Competencies
Competencies for Graduates of Associate Degree and Diploma Programs
Advocate for patients and families in ways that promote their self-determination, integrity, and ongoing growth as human beings.
Make judgments in practice, substantiated with evidence, that integrate nursing
science in the provision of safe, quality care and that promote the health of patients
within a family and community context.
Implement one's role as a nurse in ways that reflect integrity, responsibility, ethical
practices, and an evolving identity as a nurse committed to evidence-based practice,
caring, advocacy, and safe, quality care for diverse patients within a family and
Spirit of Inquiry
Examine the evidence that underlies clinical nursing practice to challenge the status
quo, question underlying assumptions, and offer new insights to improve the quality
of care for patients, families, and communities.
NLN Education Competencies Model includes core values, integrating
concepts, and program outcomes.
here to view a monograph providing comprehensive information about outcomes
and competencies and the model.
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