BSN Learning Outcomes

University of Maine
School of Nursing
BS in Nursing (BSN) Program Outcomes

The mission of the UMaine BSN program is to provide leadership to improve health care and advance the discipline of nursing through education, scholarship and service.  School of Nursing faculty and students value participation in the broader academic community which fosters excellence, self-reflection, accountability, respect for diversity and lifelong learning.

BSN program outcomes are consistent with professional standards and they are congruent with the program’s mission, goals, and objectives.

Upon completion of the baccalaureate nursing program, the UMaine School of Nursing graduate:

Demonstrates effective communication with patients, families, and colleagues by fostering mutual respect and shared decision making to enhance knowledge, experience, and health outcomes.

Provides patient-centered holistic, compassionate, respectful care of patient populations, families, and communities that is age and culturally appropriate.

Applies clinical reasoning and critical thinking to promote a culture of safety and prevent risk of harm to populations, families, colleagues, and the community.

Evaluates and integrates current evidence with clinical expertise and consideration of consumers’ preferences, experience, and values to make practice decisions for quality outcomes.

Demonstrates open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making with the healthcare consumer, family, and inter-professional team(s).

Recognizes the changing healthcare system and demonstrates the ability to access resources in a safe, effective, and financially responsible manner to provide value based care.

Recognizes a commitment to quality improvement by understanding the value of data, design, implementation, and evaluation strategies to improve the quality and safety of healthcare


Demonstrates professionalism through consistent application and self-reflection of moral, legal, altruistic, humanistic, legal, regulatory principles, and self-care.

Demonstrates leadership through accountability, influence, and collaboration with others in a way that will facilitate the establishment and achievement of shared goals.

Demonstrates proficiency in the use of technology and information systems to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and to support decision making for safe practice.

Values the unique psychosocial, physical, and cultural attributes of older adults, promotes healthy aging, and provides safe and effective care.

Click on the link below to view the BSN program level objectives ( years 1-4). The objectives are also be found on page 24 of the School of Nursing Undergraduate Student Handbook.