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