The Fairmont State University ASN graduate will be able to:
The following concepts reflect the faculty’s belief about the concepts that guide the ASN curriculum.
Five major concepts (nurse, human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity and spirit of inquiry), aid the ASN student in becoming a nurse generalist. The concepts are interwoven into program and course objectives, assignments, and program evaluation.
Nurse – A nurse uses nursing judgment, professional identity, and a spirit of inquiry in helping patients to attain human flourishing.
Human Flourishing - The nurse provides patient-centered care to assist patients in attaining on-going growth and self-determination in response to their changing health needs. A patient is defined as an individual, family, or community.
Nursing Judgment – The nurse integrates the use of evidence-based practice and clinical judgment to manage and provide safe, effective, quality patient-centered care and promote the patient’s health. Nursing judgment involves the use of the nursing process, information management systems, teamwork, and inter-professional collaboration in order to advocate for the patient’s needs.
Professional Identity –The nurse implements integrity, responsibility, ethical practices and an evolving identity as a nurse committed to compassionate patient-centered care. The nurse functions in the roles of care provider, manager, team leader, team member, educator, advocate, and professional. The nurse values a commitment to life-long learning.
Spirit of Inquiry – The nurse examines the evidence that underlies clinical nursing practice to challenge the status quo, questioning underlying assumptions, and offer new insights to improve the quality of patient-centered care and care outcomes.