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Nursing & Health Professions | OTA Expected Student Outcomes

The expected student outcomes reflect Trinity’s vision and mission, Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics and Ethics Standards, AOTA Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain & Process as well as AOTA Blueprint for Education.

Following completion of the OTA program in Trinity Washington University School of Nursing and Health Professions, the OTA graduate will:

  1. Demonstrate entry-level occupational therapy assistant clinical skills.
  2. Successfully pass the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy Exam.
  3. Effectively gather client information to collaborate with the OTR and other team members in all aspects of the OT process.
  4. Demonstrate strong communication skills to effectively communicate the occupational needs of clients, populations or organizations to the OTR, healthcare team, family, or community.
  5.  Identify and modify activities as interventions that support the needs and wants of the client in their pursuit to master occupations and the environment.
  6. Demonstrate professional behavior that reflects the standards and ethics of occupational therapy practice.
  7. Regard human life as a journey to find meaning, balance and a lifelong process to master and adapt for success in occupational performance.
  8. Advance principles of equity, justice and honor for all people in the practice of occupational therapy.
  9. Demonstrate value in lifelong learning, participate in individual state and national organizations, and seek leadership opportunities to promote “occupational therapy as a powerful, widely-recognized, science-driven, and evidence-based profession with a globally connected and diverse workforce meeting society’s occupational needs” (AOTA, 2006).
  10. Creatively apply the principles of health, well-being and life-satisfaction to serve as a resource for occupation-based program activities.
  11. Maintain professional competency through participation in professional development activities to provide evidence-based occupational therapy services to individuals, populations and organizations.

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