At the completion of the MSN program, the graduate will:
- Design, coordinate and evaluate care to individuals, families, groups,
communities, and populations; understand the rationale for care and competently
deliver this care to an increasingly complex and diverse population in multiple
- Provide care at the point of care to individuals across the
lifespan with particular emphasis on health promotion and risk reduction
- Synthesize data, information and knowledge to evaluate and
achieve optimal client outcomes.
- Ensure that clients, families and communities are well-informed
and included in care planning and is an informed leader for improving
- Advocate for the client by taking action if decisions or
activities are against the wishes or interests of the client; give the client
the opportunity to make informed decisions about healthcare before it is
provided. Serve as an advocate for the profession and interdisciplinary
- Use appropriate teaching principles and strategies as well as
current information, materials and technologies to teach clients, groups and
other healthcare professionals under their supervision.
- Use information systems and technology that put knowledge at
the point of care to improve healthcare outcomes.
- Participate in systems review to improve quality of client care delivery and at the individual level
to critically evaluate and anticipate risks to client safety with the aim of
preventing medical error.
- Delegate and manage the nursing team resources (human and
fiscal) and serve as a leader and partner in the interdisciplinary healthcare
- Assume accountability for the ongoing acquisition of knowledge
and skills to effect change in healthcare practice and outcomes and in the