In the article, "Meeting the Terminal Functions of a Baccalaureate Curriculum: The Students' Perception," by Linda Moore, RN, EdD and Marlyn D. Boyd, RN, PhD (October 1985, Volume 24, Number 8, pages 321-325), the following text was omitted from the last column of page 321.
... and skills base needed to begin professional practice.
One school of nursing has listed twenty-five terminal functions for nursing practice which a graduate of the program would be expected to accomplish in his/her role as a professional nurse. The functions denote entry level knowledge and skills for the graduate.
Evaluation of these terminal functions may not be an easy task. Evaluation has been described as a "process through which a value judgment or decision is made from ..."