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NLN Competencies for Graduates of Nursing Programs

Competencies for Graduates of Nursing Programs
Addressing nursing programs across the academic spectrum – Practical/Vocational, Diploma, Associate Degree, Baccalaureate, Master's, Practice Doctorate, and Research Doctorate – and reflecting the NLN's core values, NLN competencies guide nurse educators to design curricula that position graduates for practice in a dynamic health care arena: practice that is informed by a body of knowledge and ensures that all members of the public receive safe, quality care.

  • Human Flourishing
  • Nursing Judgment
  • Professional Identity
  • Spirit of Inquiry