The internship year will prepare the Nurse Intern to provide competent, safe, and ethical professional practice in a variety of health care contexts to a diverse client population.
By the end of the program the Nurse Intern will:
- Assess, and evaluate clients’ health conditions, in order to plan and implement a holistic plan of care with the ultimate goal of preventing or providing enabling resolutions utilizing nursing process framework.
- Utilize critical thinking skills necessary for the application of the nursing process.
- Utilize basic clinical leadership skills as problem-solving, decision making, advocacy, priority setting and quality monitoring to enhance holistic multidisciplinary patient care delivery.
- Utilize principles of adult teaching and education in the teaching of patients, families, staff members, and significant others.
- Integrate theoretical and research based knowledge into clinical practice.
- Establish collaborative roles within the multidisciplinary team.
- Utilize nursing informatics and technology in day-to-day nursing care.
- Demonstrate ability to establish, maintain, and terminate therapeutic relationship with clients.
- Recognize, develop, and maintain the personal characteristics associated with professionalism such as; awareness of area of strength and limitation, accountability for own action, commitment to search for new knowledge, and commitment to self-directed life long learning.