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MSN Program Outcomes

At the completion of the MSN program the student will be able to:

  • Synthesize knowledge from the graduate nursing core, concentration, and specialty areas as a basis for advanced nursing practice. (Essentials I, AACN, 2011)  
  • Link theory, research, and clinical practice to promote, maintain and/or restore optimum health and wellness across the lifespan to diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities in a variety of settings. (Essentials IV, IX, AACN, 2011)  )  
  • Assume leadership roles, in their specialty, as appropriate for advanced nursing practice and as a member of the interdisciplinary care team. (Essentials II and VII, AACN, 2011) 
  • Apply critical thinking strategies, advanced assessment, ethical decision making, and advanced communication skills to develop, implement, and evaluate interventions and/or management strategies that improve health outcomes. (Essentials VIII, AACN, 2011)     
  • Contribute to improvements in the quality and safety of healthcare systems within the context of historical, political, and economic forces. (Essentials III and VI , AACN, 2011)  
  • Integrate information technology in care management, collaboration, education, and decision-making. (Essential V, AACN, 2011)