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Post-RN Bachelor of Nursing - Learning outcomes

Career options

You may wish to work with patients or in administration in:

  • acute, community or long-term care
  • clinics
  • health promotion

The skills you gain in the Post-RN Bachelor of Nursing program will also help you to succeed in the following roles:

  • leadership and management
  • advanced clinical practice
  • education
  • research

Further education options

Athabasca University

Program learning outcomes

When you successfully complete the Post-RN Bachelor of Nursing program, you will achieve the following learning outcomes:

  1. engage in baccalaureate registered nursing practice compliant with the Canadian Nursing College and/or Association of Registered Nurses with which students hold active licensure, while demonstrating registered nursing practice consistent with the current:
    • CNA Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses
    • applicable Health Professions Act (HPA)
    • applicable common law, provincial and federal legislation that directs practice
  2. integrate concepts of population health, primary health care and health promotion while working with individuals, families and communities with complex alterations in health
  3. synthesize theory, evidence-based practice and research while working with individuals, families and communities with complex alterations in health
  4. model leadership behaviours such as reflection, advocacy and integrity to influence self and others toward goal achievement
  5. function effectively as a baccalaureate RN using critical inquiry processes to act in situations of uncertainty and ambiguity
  6. work collaboratively with other disciplines and across health care sectors
  7. incorporate personal integrity, responsibility and accountability in employment, community activities and further study
  8. demonstrate commitment to scholarship and lifelong learning that includes self-reflection, self-direction and technological innovation


  • Canadian Nurses Association. (2008). Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses. Ottawa, ON: Author.
  • College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta. (2003). Nursing Practice Standards. Edmonton, AB: Author.
  • Council of Ministers of Education, Canada. (2007). Ministerial Statement on Quality Assurance of Degree Education in Canada: Canadian Degree Qualifications Framework. Retrieved from

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