MSN (Advanced Practice NP) Program Outcomes

All students will be awarded a Master’s Degree in Nursing after successfully completing the required 48 hours of course work.

At the completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Use disciplined reasoning from sciences and the humanities to:
    • Integrate nursing and related sciences into the delivery of advanced nursing care to diverse populations.
    • Design nursing care for a clinical or community focused population based on biopsychosocial, public health, nursing, and organizationalsciences.
    • Apply ethical analysis and clinical reasoning to assess, intervene, and evaluate advanced nursing care delivery.
    • Analyze nursing history to expand thinking and provide a sense of professional heritage and identity.
  2. Incorporate current and emerging genetic/genomic evidence in providing advanced nursing care to individuals, families, and communities while accounting for patient values and clinical judgment through:
    • Synthesizing broad ecological, global and social determinants of health; principles of genetics and genomics; and epidemiologic data to design and deliver evidence based, culturally relevant clinical prevention interventions and strategies.
    • Designing patient-centered and culturally responsive strategies in the delivery of clinical prevention and health promotion interventions and/or services to individuals, families, communities, and aggregates/clinical populations.
    • Integrating clinical prevention and population health concepts in the development of culturally relevant and linguistically appropriate health education, communication strategies, and interventions.
  3. Support quality improvement and patient safety by:
    • Promoting a professional environment that includes accountability, peer review, advocacy for patients and families, reporting of errors, and professional writing.
    • Contributing to the integration of healthcare services to affect safety and quality of care to improve patient outcomes and reduce fragmentation of care.
    • Participating in, and leading when appropriate, in quality initiatives that integrate socio-cultural factors affecting the delivery of nursing and healthcare services.
  4. Demonstrate organizational and systems leadership that:
    • Emphasizes clinical practice.
    • Continually improves health outcomes.
    • Ensures patient safety.
  5. Analyze and evaluate evidence to integrate scholarship into practice through:
    • Integrating theory, evidence, clinical judgment, and interprofessional perspectives to improve practice and health outcomes for patient aggregates.
    • Articulating to a variety of audiences the evidence base for practice decisions, including the credibility of sources of information and the relevance to the practice problem.
    • Applying practice guidelines to improve practice.
    • Participating, and leading when appropriate, in collaborative teams to improve care outcomes and support policy changes through knowledge generation, dissemination, and implementation.
  6. Demonstrate proficiency in the analysis and use of information systems and technology to sustain improvements and promote transparency using high reliability and just culture principles through:
    • Analyzing current emerging technologies to support safe practice environments, and to optimize patient safety, cost-effectiveness, and health outcomes.
    • Using information and communication technologies, resources, and principles of learning to teach patients and others.
    • The use of current and emerging technologies in the care environment to support lifelong learning for self and others.