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The unifying curriculum theme is an adaptation of the “Client Needs Model,” a comprehensive framework for identifying nursing actions and competencies necessary for client care in a variety of settings and throughout the life span. This model relies on meta-paradigm beliefs about the person, environment, health and nursing as outlined in the program’s philosophy. The client, defined as an individual, family, group or community, is the primary focus of care. Client needs for care are organized around five (5) key concepts: a) Safe and Effective Care Environment; b) Health Promotion and Maintenance; c) Physiological Integrity; d) Psychosocial Integrity and, e) Professional Role of the Nurse. These five (5) concepts form the foundation for the program’s student learning outcomes that culminate in the achievement of program outcomes. Critical thinking, nursing process, cultural sensitivity and caring are the processes that integrate the key concepts throughout the curriculum.