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The ADU graduate will be a caring professional. These individuals possess willingness to understand another's perspective on life, demonstrate concern for individuals they work for and with, and have the ability to engage in activities for the benefit of others.
A caring individual:
- Integrates the principles of caring
- Respects the dignity and wellbeing of others
- Demonstrates empathy
- Evaluates his or her own caring behaviors through reflection and peer evaluation.
The ADU graduate will be an effective communicator. Communication is characterized by appropriate verbal, nonverbal, and written skills.
The effective communicator:
- Demonstrates proficiency in the English language
- Recognizes and implements appropriate communication in a variety of settings
- Addresses communication barriers appropriately
- Maximizes opportunities to create a positive first impression
- Engages in active listening.
The ADU graduate will be a critical thinker. A critical thinker is one who can gather relevant information and analyze and use that knowledge appropriately.
The critical thinker:
- Engages in inductive and deductive reasoning, analysis, and decision-making
- Applies critical thinking skills in a variety of situations.
The ADU graduate will treat everyone with respect and equality, recognizing the value of each person. The graduate will demonstrate integrity by exhibiting the characteristics of a Christian professional.
The ethical/moral individual:
- Identifies the principles of ethical/moral decision making
- Possesses integrity that is evident in his or her professional relationships
- Exhibits ethical/moral standards in decision making
- Evaluates ethical/moral standards through reflection and peer evaluation.
The ADU graduate will be a lifelong learner. Lifelong learning is the pursuit of excellence through the ongoing acquisition of knowledge and professional expertise.
The lifelong learner:
- Seeks a variety of learning opportunities
- Integrates growth and improvement in learning experiences
- Reflects on learning experiences
- Demonstrates information literacy.
The ADU graduate will demonstrate professional expertise by passing appropriate professional examinations and exhibiting proficiencies within the healthcare environment.
The professional will be able to:
- Demonstrate an adequate knowledge base of his or her profession
- Perform skills appropriate to the clinical environment
- Advocate for the patient and the profession
- Function appropriately within a team.
Service to the Community
The ADU graduate will engage in socially responsible voluntary service to the community. These individuals will fulfill their social, civic, and environmental responsibilities through their involvement in service initiatives.
The serving individual:
- Addresses the needs of underserved populations
- Participates in the professional community
- Engages with civic entities
- Evaluates service opportunities through self-reflection and peer evaluations.