End Of Program Student Learning Outcomes

End of Program Student Learning Outcomes (EPSLOs) embody the knowledge, skills, behaviors, and attitudes necessary of the student, upon graduation, to display readiness for the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN) and entry level practice as a Registered Nurse in California.  The EPSLOs also reflect the mission and philosophy of the nursing program.  They frame a curriculum that supports diversity, culture, and inclusivity and prepares a graduate who is able to serve the healthcare needs of a culturally and ethnically diverse population, in a sensitive manner.  The EPSLOs also reflect readiness for furthering one's education in a bachelor program of study to attain a Bachelor Degree in Nursing (BSN).

End of Program Student Learning Outcomes (EPSLOs) are the impetus from which the nursing courses develop Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs).  Faculty design weekly learning activities and modules to assist students in meeting Course Student Learning Outcomes each nine weeks.  These CSLOs are leveled, from simple to more complex, as the student progresses through the 2-year curriculum.  At the final exit course in the nursing program, Nursing 242, students participate in a number of assignments, clinical performance testing, projects, and standarized examinations to demonstrate competencies and provide aggregated data to determine to what level of achievement the End of Program Student Learning Outcomes were met. 

EPSLOs embody elements from the:

  1. National League of Nursing (NLN) Educational Competencies of the ADN Nurse  
  2. Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN)
  3. National Patient Safety Goals
  4. NCLEX-RN Test Blueprint
  5. Nursing Process / Clinical Judgment Model


  • The graduate will integrate physiological and psychosocial concepts, along with clinical judgment to apply nursing process and provide quality, safe, patient centered care.
  • The graduate will promote and maintain a safe environment by integrating current evidenced based practice, information technology, and skill competency to deliver quality health care. 
  • The graduate will therapeutically communicate and collaborate with culturally diverse patients, families, and the interprofessional health care team to achieve quality patient centered care. 
  • The graduate will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required of the professional nurse, embracing lifelong learning to improve the quality of health care.