MSN Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Science in Nursing will:

1. Translate and integrate scholarship as a foundation for nursing and healthcare.

a) Address ethical issues related to scholarship.

b) Build on clinical expertise focusing on a population of interest.

c) Demonstrate use of the research process.

d) Integrate theory and research outcomes into nursing administration, education, informatics or practice.

e) Contribute to quality improvement and population health by embracing change and innovation through evidence-based nursing and interprofessional collaboration.

2. Embrace the roles of the nurse educator, executive, or  informaticist to facilitate learning and change.

a) Develop a personal philosophy as a nurse educator, executive, or informaticist.

b) Develop the capacity for recognizing and reflecting on problems that fall outside current knowledge.

c) Serve in the role of educator, executive, or informaticist and role model when working with students, staff, peers, and other constituencies.

d) Promote critical thinking in those that they educate and serve.

e) Engage in professional development as a nurse educator, executive, or informaticist.

f) Foster professional role development through leadership, collaborative skills, and relationship development with peers, students/personnel, clients, colleagues, and members of the interprofessional team.

g) Model self-reflection and lifelong learning.

h) Effectively participate in curriculum/program design and evaluation of outcomes.

3. Value social, political, legal and ethical influences that impact nursing practice and nursing education.

a) Evaluate the process of ethical decision making.

b) Apply ethical principles in the role of educator, executive, or informaticist.

c) Advocate for public policy that promotes and protects the health of the public.

d) Formulate strategies that respond to policy changes that impact health and education.

e) Analyze the impact of access on the health of populations.

4. Appreciate the impact of diversity within nursing and the global community

a) Examine personal thinking for clarity, objectivity and bias.

b) Demonstrate behaviors and attitudes that support respect, reciprocal learning, and advocacy related to human differences.

c) Coach others to improve sensitivity and acceptance of diverse individuals and groups.

d) Develop culturally competent educational/workplace practices.

5. Demonstrate competency in developing an effective professional nursing environment.

a) Analyze the issues related to the use of advanced technology.

b) Integrate informatics and current and emerging technologies into practice enhancing patient outcomes.

c) Communicate effectively based on the context of the situation.

d) Develop networks, collaboratives, partnerships, and interprofessional relationships to enhance nursing's influence within the academic/healthcare community and the broader community.

e) Develop skills for working within an institution and a system of governance.