The University of San Francisco: School of Nursing and Health Professions

Program Outcomes

At the completion of the MSN program, the graduate will:

  1. 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 environments.
  2. Provide care at the point of care to individuals across the lifespan with particular emphasis on health promotion and risk reduction services.
  3. Synthesize data, information and knowledge to evaluate and achieve optimal client outcomes.
  4. Ensure that clients, families and communities are well-informed and included in care planning and is an informed leader for improving care.
  5. 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 healthcare team.
  6. 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.
  7. Use information systems and technology that put knowledge at the point of care to improve healthcare outcomes.
  8. 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.
  9. Delegate and manage the nursing team resources (human and fiscal) and serve as a leader and partner in the interdisciplinary healthcare team.
  10. Assume accountability for the ongoing acquisition of knowledge and skills to effect change in healthcare practice and outcomes and in the profession.