Nursing Program Outcomes

The objective of the program is to prepare registered nurses with a master of science degree with a major in nursing who will practice in advanced roles as nurse educators, leaders and managers. Master's-prepared nurses are professionals with specialized knowledge and skills that are applied within a broad range of patient populations in a variety of practice settings.

Upon completion of the program, all graduates will be able to

  • Advance the scholarship and discipline of nursing through the acquisition and dissemination of new nursing knowledge.
  • Demonstrate advanced mastery of nursing theory, evidence-based practice, service, and research based upon a multidisciplinary theoretical foundation.
  • Analyze advanced roles in nursing as educators, leaders, and managers in a variety of settings: academic environments, health care agencies, political systems, and in the public and private sectors.
  • Advocate for the nursing profession through demonstration of personal accountability, responsibility for advanced nursing practice and professional role modeling and mentoring.
  • Synthesize knowledge of decision-making skills and change theory to promote excellence in nursing practice within a dynamic and global health care system.