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Program Goals

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Goals

Graduates of the Program will:

  1. Engage in continuous education in the arts and sciences to inform decision making as a professional nurse and member of a global society.
  2. Apply concepts of leadership, quality and safety to improve health care outcomes in a cost-effective, safe and caring organizational environment.
  3. Demonstrate critical thinking in evaluating and integrating evidence and interprofessional perspectives to improve health care outcomes.
  4. Use patient care technologies, information systems and communication systems to facilitate safe, efficient and effective nursing practice.
  5. Promote professional nursing practice that addresses policy development, legislative process, health care financing and reimbursement and political activism within an ethical framework.
  6. Perform in the autonomous and collaborative role of the professional nurse to enhance the interprofessional team.
  7. Participate in activities that promote health, prevent illness and injury and provide population-focused interventions that provide effective, efficient and equitable health care.
  8. Demonstrate professional behaviors that encompass accountability, responsibility, adherence to standards of moral, ethical and legal conduct and the pursuit of life long learning.
  9. Possess the knowledge, skills and attitudes to provide nursing care in a variety of settings to a diverse group of patients of all ages, cultures, genders and religious backgrounds.

Master of Science in Nursing Program Goals

Master's Program Goals

Master's Program Expected Outcomes

Apply scientific knowledge from nursing and related disciplines to plan, direct, and evaluate health care Competency in Background for Practice: Sciences & Humanities
Assume leadership responsibilities to shape nursing practice in adult/older adult care or public health nursling Competency in Organizational/Systems Leadership
Implement quality and safety initiatives to assure positive individual and population health outcomes Competency in Quality & Safety
Promote translation and integration of scholarship, research, and evidence based practice Competency in Translation and Integration of Scholarship, Research, Evidence Based Practice
Incorporate innovative healthcare technologies and informatics to improve care management and enhance outcomes Competency in Innovative Health Care Technologies and Informatics
Promote policies that assure quality, cost effective and equitable care within a dynamic health care system Competency in Health Policy and Advocacy
Engage in interdisciplinary, collaborative practice to improve individual and population health outcomes Competency in Interdisciplinary, Collaborative Practice
Analyze population health needs of a diverse society for preventive health strategies Competency in Clinical Prevention and Population Health.
Competency in Cultural Sensitivity and Diversity
Demonstrate ethical practice, professional responsibility, and continued professional growth Competency in Ethics
Demonstrate master's level nursing practice Competency in Master's Level Nursing Practice
Assume advanced practice roles in adult/gerontology acute care or public health nursing Competency in Advanced Practice Role

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