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Mission & Goals


Piedmont College dedicates itself to the transformative power of education through reciprocal learning, the development of compassionate leaders, and the stewardship of our local and global communities.

Credentialing Examination Results
Job Placement Results


The R.H. Daniel School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Piedmont College shall be recognized as an exemplary professional academic program.  The arts & sciences are the foundation upon which the students’ intellectual endeavors are built, contributing to the provision of holistic care to clients that includes physical, psychosocial, spiritual, and environmental care. The School of Nursing and Health Sciences is dedicated to respect for diversity and to community outreach.


The cardiovascular technology program seeks to prepare undergraduate students for careers in cardiovascular diagnostics by providing exemplary classroom and clinical education to develop their cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning abilities relevant to non-invasive adult echocardiography. Furthermore, the program is dedicated to respecting individual diversity and engaging the community by exposing students to a variety of healthcare settings, practitioners, and patient populations.

PROGRAM GOALS (2017-18 Assessment Report)

  1. The Program is committed to recruiting eight quality students into each cohort and graduating them one year after program admission.
    1. Piedmont Goal Reference:  GOAL 8.  Piedmont College will provide students the resources to achieve their academic goals in a timely fashion and meet learning outcomes expected in their degree programs.
    2. Outcome (non-student learning):  The number of students who matriculate into each cohort and persist.
  2. The Program seeks to have an 100% passing rate on the Certification Examination. 
    1. Piedmont Goal Reference:  GOAL 4. Piedmont College will offer traditional and innovative academic programs that are rigorous in content and flexible in real-world application.
    2. SLO 1: Students will integrate knowledge, skills, and values from the arts and sciences to engage in critical and creative dialogue through discovery, analysis, and communication.
    3. Adapt evidence-based practice concepts when making business, organizational, and healthcare decisions and critically examining cardiovascular technology practice.
    4. Demonstrate oral, written, and visual communication strategies that are organized, coherent, accurate, and professionally prepared and delivered.
    5. Critically evaluate research findings to develop holistic, patient-centered cardiovascular care plans.
    6. Demonstrate knowledge of healthcare policy, law, finance, and regulatory environments, including local, national, and global trends and adapt this information to best serve the client’s needs.
  3. The Program seeks to provide high quality instruction that integrates cognitive and psychomotor skills into active problem solving abilities that will culminate in 90% of students with post-graduate placements (employment or graduate school) within three months of graduation.
    1. Piedmont Goal Reference:  GOAL 1. Piedmont College will attract and retain students, faculty, and staff, and engage alumni and friends, by providing
    2. SLO 2: Students will work collaboratively through interprofessional teams to provide or accommodate quality care to clients across the lifespan in a variety of settings, while respecting  the diversity of individuals, groups, and communities
    3. Provide safe, competent cardiovascular care in a variety of settings for patients across the life span.
    4. Demonstrate the appropriate use of technology to provide holistic, patient-centered care.
    5. Implement, evaluate, and modify cardiovascular care decisions for both healthy and at-risk individuals through collaboration with allied healthcare providers.
    6. Demonstrate cultural competence in the care of clients from diverse backgrounds.
  4. The Program is committed to providing quality clinical sites and preceptors for experiential learning.
    1. Piedmont Goal Reference:  GOAL 6. Piedmont College will educate the whole student through co-curricular programs, extra-curricular activities, and experiential learning endeavors.
    2. SLO 3:  Through civic engagement, personal growth, and ethical reasoning,  students will demonstrate responsible, global citizenship by upholding high professional standards.
    3. Demonstrate professional moral, legal, and ethical judgment when delivering patient-centered decisions.
    4. Maintain oversight and accountability for patient care through the application of management and leadership strategies in the context of a healthcare system (i.e. risk management, healthcare delivery mechanisms, documentation, client privacy, and financial analysis).
    5. Use appropriate professional guidelines to develop, implement, evaluate, and modify client care strategies in the changing healthcare environment.
    6. Demonstrate a commitment to professional growth and development. 

Summary of assessments on target for each Student Learning Outcome (goal ≥ 75%)

Summary of Credentialing Examination & Job Placement:

Updated:  August 8, 2018
                *one or more additional exams will be taken in the next 30 days
                *5 students had offers upon graduation