MSN Program Outcomes
MSN-FNP Program Outcomes
These guiding concepts/strands are foundational to all courses. The MSN FNP program outcomes are based on integration of the concepts derived from the:
- University and College of Nursing and Health Sciences Mission and Vision (2012)
- National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty Core Competency (2012)
- American Association of Colleges of Nursing Essentials of Masters in Nursing Education (2011)
- Quality and Safety Education for Nursing Graduate Competency (2012)
All course outcomes are linked directly to these program outcomes. Some courses may not include all elements.
The MSN-FNP graduate will demonstrate:
- Advanced Clinical Practice
- demonstrate and apply the knowledge, skill, and judgment to independently provide direct patient care that incorporates assessment, diagnosis and treatment across the life span (geriatrics, adult, women's and pediatrics) within a variety of settings.
- Evidence-Based Practice
- synthesize the evidence based practice guidelines, critical thinking, and reflection to provide appropriate care as the foundation to practice.
- Transformational Leadership
- demonstrate transformational leadership in the nursing profession.
- practice as an independent provider ethically bound to operate within the guidelines, standards and scope of practice.
- Quality Improvement and Safety
- integrate current evidence to improve the quality of clinical practice and promote safe care.
- Health Care Informatics
- incorporate knowledge of clinical decision support tools to assist in charting, decision making, research and scholarship.
- Health Policy and Advocacy
- appraise the interdependence of health policy to act as an advocate of policy that promotes access to care, equity, quality and cost efficancy.
- Interprofessional Collaboration
- collaboratively practice with other professionals in the health care system.
- Transcultural Care
- maximize the client's health and wellbeing within the parameters of the client's own cultural traditions and beliefs.
Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner (50 Credits)
Sample Course Sequence Degree Plan (24-Month)
For students entering Fall 2014
2014 - 2015 Academic Year:
|Fall 2014 - Nine Semester Credits|
|NUR||6010||Advanced Pathophysiology (3 CR)|
|NUR||6015||Community Health Care Policy and Program Planning (3 CR)|
|NUR||6025||Advanced Pharmacology (3 CR)|
|Spring 2015 - Eleven (11) Semester Credits|
|NUR||6000||Introduction or Advanced Practice Roles (3 CR)|
|NUR||6005||Epidemiology (2 CR)|
|NUR||6020||Advanced Nursing Research (3 CR)|
|NUR||6030||Advanced Physical Assessment (3 CR)|
2015 - 2016 Academic Year:
|Fall 2015 - Nine (9) Semester Credits|
|NUR||6964||Advanced Theory: Primary Care of Adults (3 CR)|
|NUR||6962||Advanced Theory: Primary Care of Women (3 CR)|
|NUR||6966||Advanced Theory: Primary Care of Geriatric Adult (3CR)|
|Spring 2016 - Twelve (12) Semester Credits (25 hrs/week practicum x 15 weeks)|
|NUR||6960||Advanced Theory: Primary Care of Children (3 CR)|
|NUR||6961||Practicum 1 (3 CR)|
|NUR||6963||Practicum II (3 CR)|
|NUR||6965||Practicum III (3 CR)|
|Summer 2016 - Nine (9) Credits (21 hrs/week practicum x 12 weeks)|
|NUR||6967||Practicum IV (3 CR)|
|NUR||6969||Practicum V (3 CR)|
|NUR||7000||Project proposal/Professional Paper ( 3 CR - variable credit)|