MSN Program Goal
To prepare leaders who value lifelong learning and use evidence-based practice, information technology and skills to improve healthcare outcomes by assuming leadership in interprofessional healthcare delivery systems, providing and managing point of care at the microsystem, population or individual patient level.
Program Learning Outcomes
At the completion of the program the student will demonstrate:
- Clinical leadership for patient-care practices and delivery, including the design, coordination, and evaluation of care for individuals, families, groups, and populations;
- Participation in identification and collection of health care outcomes;
- Accountability for evaluation and improvement of point-of-care outcomes, including the synthesis of data and other evidence to evaluate and achieve optimal outcomes;
- Risk anticipation for individuals and cohorts of patients;
- Lateral integration of care for individuals and cohorts of patients;
- Design and implementation of evidence-based practice(s);
- Team leadership, management and collaboration with other health professional team members;
- Information management or the use of information systems and technologies to improve health care outcomes;
- Stewardship and leveraging of human, environmental, and material resources;
- Advocacy for patients, communities, and the health professional team; and,
- Leadership in delivering competent and safe patient care to individuals and groups in a variety of settings based in liberal arts and the natural sciences.
Based on The American Association of College of Nurses. (2011). The Essentials of Master's Education in Nursing. Retrieved from: http://www.aacnnursing.org/Education-Resources/AACN-Essentials