ADN Program Details
The graduate of the Central Maine Medical Center College of Nursing and Health Professions has been prepared to demonstrate the knowledge, concepts, and skills necessary to function as an advanced beginner:
I. Professional Behavior:
Practice within the ethical and legal framework.
Promote high standards of nursing practice.
Assess and take action to meet the need for self-development and life-long learning.
Demonstrate accountability for nursing care given by self and/or delegated to others.
Protect confidential information.
Utilize therapeutic communication skills when interacting with clients and families
Communicate relevant, accurate and complete information in a concise and clear manner using appropriate channels.
Assess the impact of developmental, emotional, cultural, religious and spiritual influences on the client’s health status.
Assess the clients’s health status by performing a physical, cognitive, psychosocial and functional assessment.
Assess the strengths, resources and needs of clients within the context of their community.
IV. Clinical Decision-making:
Make clinical judgments and management decisions to ensure accurate and safe care.
Analyze and utilize assessment data to plan care.
Evaluate the effectiveness of care provided in meeting client outcomes.
Modify client care as indicated by the evaluation of outcomes.
Use evidence-based information, collected electronically or through other means, to support clinical decision-making.
V. Therapeutic Interventions:
Perform nursing skills competently.
Provide a safe physical and psychosocial environment for the client.
Demonstrate commitment toward the client, significant support person(s), peers and other members of the healthcare team.
Adapt care in consideration of the client’s values, customs, culture and/or habits.
Assist the client to achieve optimal comfort and functioning.
VI. Teaching and Learning:
Develop an individualized teaching plan based on assessed needs.
Teach the client and family the information and skills needed to achieve desired learning outcomes.
Evaluate the progress of the client and family toward achievement of identified learning outcomes and modify as needed.
Coordinate the decision-making process with the client, family and other members of the healthcare team.
Cooperate with others to achieve client and organizational outcomes.
Collaborate with the client, family and other members of the healthcare team to evaluate progress toward achievement of outcomes.
VIII. Managing Care:
Prioritize client care.
Coordinate the implementation of an individualized plan of care.
Adapt provision of care to changing healthcare environments and management systems.
Demonstrate knowledge of current technologies.