Graduates of the Master of Science in Nursing will:
1. Translate and integrate scholarship as a foundation for nursing and healthcare.
- Address ethical issues related to scholarship.
- Build on clinical expertise focusing on a population of interest.
- Demonstrate use of the research process.
- Integrate theory and research outcomes into nursing administration, education, informatics or practice.
- 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, informaticist, or care coordinator to facilitate learning and change.
- Develop a personal philosophy as a nurse educator, executive, informaticist, or care coordinator.
- Develop the capacity for recognizing and reflecting on problems that fall outside current knowledge.
- Serve in the role of educator, executive, informaticist, or care coordinator and role model when working with students, staff, peers, and other constituencies.
- Promote critical thinking in those that they educate and serve.
- Engage in professional development as a nurse educator, executive, informaticist, or care coordinator.
- Foster professional role development through leadership, collaborative skills, and relationship development with peers, students/personnel, clients, colleagues, and members of the interprofessional team.
- Model self-reflection and lifelong learning.
- 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.
- Evaluate the process of ethical decision making.
- Apply ethical principles in the role of educator, executive, informaticist, or care coordinator.
- Advocate for public policy that promotes and protects the health of the public.
- Formulate strategies that respond to policy changes that impact health and education.
- Analyze the impact of access on the health of populations.
4. Appreciate the impact of diversity within nursing and the global community
- Examine personal thinking for clarity, objectivity and bias.
- Demonstrate behaviors and attitudes that support respect, reciprocal learning, and advocacy related to human differences.
- Coach others to improve sensitivity and acceptance of diverse individuals and groups.
- Develop culturally competent educational/workplace practices.
5. Demonstrate competency in developing an effective professional nursing environment.
- Analyze the issues related to the use of advanced technology.
- Integrate informatics and current and emerging technologies into practice enhancing patient outcomes.
- Communicate effectively based on the context of the situation.
- Develop networks, collaboratives, partnerships, and interprofessional relationships to enhance nursing's influence within the academic/healthcare community and the broader community.
- Develop skills for working within an institution and a system of governance.