MSN Program Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, the graduate student will be able to:
- Demonstrate research knowledge and skills essential for evidence-based practice.
- Evaluate research studies, applying selected findings to nursing practice or education.
- Examine and analyze current health care issues and communicate with health professionals to effect health care changes at institutional, local, regional, and/or national levels.
- Identify, analyze, and assume accountability for ethical dilemmas in practice.
- Demonstrate advanced competence in a specialized area of functional and/or clinical nursing practice in each of the advanced practice roles.
- Demonstrate critical thinking, accountability, and commitment to lifelong learning that characterizes a professional person.
- Implement leadership roles and participate in expanded professional nursing roles that are responsive to health needs of society.
- Utilize theoretical and empirical knowledge as foundational to advanced nursing practice roles.
- Demonstrate competency in serving a culturally and ethnically diverse society.
- Serve as an advocate for clients and families including the enhancement of access to and coordination of health care services.
- Acquire knowledge and skills foundational to doctoral studies.
* Based on the MSN Essentials (2011) and NONPF criteria (2012)
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:
- 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.