SNAH Program Outcomes

Health Studies Program Outcomes

Fairleigh Dickinson University believes the goal of a college education is preparation for lifelong learning and a lifetime of thoughtful living. Health Studies student learning is embedded within an interdisciplinary core curriculum that strongly emphasizes global learning and personal/professional development, and supports student development of information literacy competencies. A robust general education curriculum guides students to develop the skills, intellectual orientation, and knowledge to achieve their educational, professional, and personal goals. Additional coursework focusing on health and health care further prepare Health Studies graduates to:

  1. Apply principles of social justice and strive for health equity.
  2. Effectively transmit basic health knowledge to the public.
  3. Engage in health-related service at the local, regional, and/or global levels.
  4. Interpret and apply ethical principles and values in the realm of health care.

Allied Health Program Outcomes

The faculty of the Henry P. Becton School of Nursing and Allied Health has articulated allied health program outcomes that are congruent with the mission and values of Fairleigh Dickinson University and guide the development of the curricular content and expected competencies required by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

  1. Communicate effectively and proficiently in providing health promotion and disease prevention interventions, and in conveying test information and other findings to other members the healthcare team.
  2. Use scientific reasoning and critical thinking to support decision-making and problem-solving.
  3. Display professional conduct that includes respecting the confidentiality and privacy of patients and displaying appropriate composure under stressful conditions.
  4. Synthesize knowledge from liberal arts, social sciences, and professional education to meet the health needs of a diverse patient population.
  5. Use current technology and appropriate evidence when planning, implementing, and evaluating allied health-related care across a variety of health care settings.
  6. Collaborate with members of a multidisciplinary health care team to optimize the health and health potential of clients.
  7. Exhibit leadership behaviors that are guided by ethical and legal principles and consistent with meeting our global health care challenges.
  8. Demonstrate appreciation for the importance of continuing professional development.

Nursing Program Outcomes

The faculty of the Henry P. Becton School of Nursing and Allied Health has articulated nursing program outcomes that are consistent with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing guiding document, The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education (The Essentials: Competencies for Professional Nursing Education ( Our program outcomes are congruent with the ten competency domains that are essential to nursing practice and guide the development of the necessary curriculum content and expected competencies of graduates from our baccalaureate, master’s, and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs.

Competence develops over time and is progressive. Learners progress through different competency expectations as they progress through different levels of education. For each of these program outcomes, learner expectations will vary between entry-level coursework and advanced-level coursework, as reflected in individual course curricula.


Essentials Domain

SNAH Nursing Program Outcome


Knowledge for Nursing Practice

 (Knowledge for Nursing Practice (

Integrate, translate, and apply established and evolving disciplinary nursing knowledge, as well as knowledge from the liberal arts, natural and social sciences, and other disciplines, as a basis for clinical judgment and innovation in nursing practice.


Person-Centered Care

(Person-Centered Care (

Engage in holistic, individualized, just, respectful, compassionate, coordinated, evidence-based, and developmentally appropriate person-centered care within multiple complicated contexts, including family and important others, regardless of specialty or functional area.


Population Health

(Population Health (

Manage and advance equitable population health across the healthcare delivery continuum, from emergency preparedness and disease prevention to disease management and crisis intervention, through education, advocacy, and collaborative activities with affected communities, industry, academia, health care, government entities, and others.


Scholarship for the Nursing Discipline

(Scholarship for the Nursing Discipline (

Generate, synthesize, translate, apply, and disseminate nursing knowledge to improve health and transform health care.


Quality and Safety

(Quality and Safety (

Employ established and emerging principles of safety and improvement science to promote system effectiveness and individual performance to enhance healthcare quality and minimize risk of harm to patients and providers.


Interprofessional Partnerships

(Interprofessional Partnerships (

Collaborate across professions and with care team members, patients, families, communities, and other stakeholders to optimize care, enhance the healthcare experience, and strengthen outcomes.


Systems-Based Practice

(Systems-Based Practice (

Respond to and lead within complex systems of health care, including proactive coordination of resources, to provide safe, quality, and equitable care to diverse populations.


Informatics and Healthcare Technologies

(Informatics and Healthcare Technologies (

Use informatics processes and communication technologies to manage and improve the delivery of safe, high-quality, and efficient healthcare services in accordance with best practice and professional and regulatory standards.



(Professionalism (

Form and cultivate a sustainable professional identity, including accountability, perspective, collaborative disposition, and comportment, that reflects nursing’s characteristics and values.


Personal, Professional, and Leadership Development

(Personal, Professional, and Leadership Development (

Participate in in activities and self-reflection that fosters personal health, resilience, and well-being; contribute to lifelong learning; and support the acquisition of nursing expertise and the assertion of leadership.