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Learning Outcomes from the B.S. Biology Degree

  1. Students will have a broad-based and integrative understanding of basic biological concepts that fosters an appreciation of the diversity of life and the processes by which life has evolved.
  2. Students will be able to effectively convey, both orally and in writing, a knowledge of biological content, methods, and issues.
  3. Students will be able to locate, critically analyze, interpret, and discuss primary research literature within the biological sciences.
  4. Students will have a knowledge of up-to-date scientific tools and techniques.
  5. Students will have an awareness of contemporary scientific issues including ethics and the impact of science on society.

Learning Outcomes for the M.A./M.S. Biological Sciences Degree

  1. Students will have a thorough understanding and/or competency in a specific area of biology in addition to a broad-based and integrative understanding of basic biological concepts.
  2. Students will demonstrate an ability to effectively convey, both orally and in writing, an advanced understanding of biological content, methods, and tools.
  3. Students will demonstrate an ability to locate, critically analyze, interpret, and discuss primary research literature within the biological sciences.
  4. Students will demonstrate an awareness of contemporary scientific issues.

Learning Outcomes for the DNAP Program

  1. Analyzes best-practice models for nurse anesthesia patient care management through integration of knowledge acquired from arts and sciences within the context of the scope and standards of nurse anesthesia practice.
  2. Undertakes complex leadership role and integrate critical and reflective thinking to facilitate intraprofessional and interprofessional collaboration.
  3. Uses evidence-based practice in clinical decision making, develop and assess strategies to improve patient outcomes and quality of care.
  4. Evaluates the impact of public processes on financing and delivery of healthcare.
  5. Assesses and evaluates health outcomes in a variety of populations, clinical settings, and systems.
  6. Completes and disseminates scholarly work, demonstrating knowledge with an area of academic focus.
  7. Uses information systems/technology and evaluate clinical and research databases to support and improve patient care and healthcare systems.
  8. Demonstrates ability to advocate for health policy change to improve patient care and advance the specialty of nurse anesthesia.
  9. Analyzes healthcare delivery systems, organizations, and risk management plans to improve outcomes for the patient, organization, and community.
  10. Demonstrates ethical decision-making; and communicates and represents themselves in accordance with the Code of Ethics for CRNAs.

Learning Outcomes for the Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification: Biology for Secondary Education

  1. Students should demonstrate a broad-based and integrative understanding of basic biological concepts that fosters an appreciation of the diversity of life and the processes by which life has evolved. 
  2. Students should be prepared for teacher certification at the secondary education level in Biology.

Learning Outcomes for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Pre-Health Studies (Official Certificate Program)

  1. Students should demonstrate a broad-based and integrative understanding of basic biological, chemical, and/or psychological concepts that prepare them for careers in health science.
  2. Students should gain an academic background that will meet the requirements for admissions to professional schools of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, etc.

 

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