Core Competencies

At Xavier University School of Nursing, you will learn core competencies to ensure your successful career in nursing!

  1. Patient centered care
    Provide holistic care recognizing individual patient’s preferences, values and needs, that is compassionate, coordinated, age and culturally appropriate safe and effective care.
  2. Professionalism
    Demonstrate accountability for the delivery of standard-based nursing care as per international standards that is consistent with moral, altruistic, legal, ethical, regulatory and humanistic principles.
  3. Leadership
    Influence the behavior of individuals and groups within their environment and facilitate establishment of shared goals.
  4. System-based practice
    Demonstrate awareness and responsiveness to the context of healthcare system and ability to manage resources essential to provide optimal quality of care.
  5. Health informatics and Technology
    Use technology and synthesize information and collaborate to make critical decisions that optimize patient outcomes.
  6. Communication
    Interact effectively with patients, families and colleagues fostering mutual respect and shared decision making to enhance patient satisfaction and health outcomes.
  7. Teamwork and Collaboration
    Function effectively within nursing and interdisciplinary teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, shared decision making, team learning and development.
  8. Safety
    Minimize risk of harm to patients and providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance.
  9. Quality improvement
    Use data to monitor the outcomes of care processes and utilize improvement methods to design and test changes to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare system.
  10. Evidence-based practice
    Identify, evaluate and use the best current evidence coupled with clinical expertise and consideration of patient’s preferences, experience and values to make practical decisions.