Graduate Competencies

Upon completion of the Associate Degree Nursing Program at Coahoma Community College, the graduate will be prepared to practice as follows:

Core Concepts

Role Specific Graduate Competencies

Nursing Process/Clinical Reasoning

Exercising clinical reasoning skills as the basis for carrying out the nursing process to meet the physiological, psycho-social, and cultural needs of the client.

Safe and Effective Care Environment

Providing and directing safe client care to protect the client and health care personnel from health and environmental hazards.


Health Promotion

Utilizing various strategies in implementing and evaluating methods to assist clients in meeting their self-care needs to promote health and prevent health disorders throughout the life span.


Psychosocial Care

Demonstrating therapeutic communication, caring and professionalism in interpersonal interactions with clients and documentation of client care.

Pharmacological Management

Providing pharmacological management to ensure a safe and effective client care environment.

Evidence-Based Practice

Managing client care to incorporate evidence-based practice for the improvement of nursing care delivery and client safety.

Reduction of Potential Risk

Reducing potential risk through reassessment and recognition of changes in the client’s condition that requires intervention.


Demonstrating leadership behaviors consistent with the roles and responsibilities of the registered nurse.

Revised 12/10, 03/11, 04/11, 05/11, 05/13