Program Goals

FOR THE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING DEGREE

The graduate, upon program completion, will be able to:
 
Knowledge
  • Apply knowledge of the concepts and theories from nursing and related disciplines to guide practice in an advanced role.
  • Apply knowledge of information systems and effective communication skills to promote quality nursing practice. 
 
Proficiency
  • Provide leadership in clinical practice, education, research utilization, and service.
  • Use the process of scientific inquiry to foster best practices, validate and translate evidence into practice, and promote life-long learning.
 
Culture Care Values
  • Demonstrate caring that recognizes the uniqueness and cultural diversity among individuals, families, and the community.
  • Practice nursing within the framework of professional standards, values and codes, with ethical and legal considerations.
 

Nursing Education

The Master of Science in Nursing Education specialty track prepares licensed, registered nurses who have completed baccalaureate nursing studies, and at least one year of clinical experience for a successful career as a nurse educator in a clinic, hospital, or college/university setting. Selected courses will use a combination of teaching methodologies such as, online learning and face-to-face classroom discussion. 
 

Program Goals:

  • Apply knowledge of the concepts and theories from nursing and related disciplines to guide practice in the role of nurse educator.
  • Apply knowledge of technology and effective communication skills to promote quality nursing education. 
  • Provide leadership in clinical practice, education, research utilization, and service.
  • Use the process of scientific inquiry to provide educational best practices.
  • Demonstrate caring that recognizes the uniqueness and cultural diversity among learners.
  • Practice the role of nurse educator within the framework of professional, ethical, and legal standards, values and codes .
 

Nurse Leadership in Health Care Systems

The Master of Science in Nurse Leadership in Health Care Systems prepares licensed, registered nurses who have completed baccalaureate nursing studies, and at least one year of clinical experience for a successful career as a leader in health care systems. This specialty track provides a broad base of leadership and management coursework that can be effective across multiple health care settings. This program is offered entirely online.
 

Program Goals:

  • Apply knowledge of the concepts and theories from nursing and related disciplines to guide practice in the role of nurse leader.
  • Apply knowledge of technology and effective communication skills to promote quality nursing care. 
  • Use appropriate data to make decisions regarding human and financial resources.
  • Use evidence-based practices to improve the quality of health care and its delivery. 
  • Demonstrate caring that recognizes the uniqueness and cultural diversity across health care disciplines.  
  • Practice the role of nurse educator within the framework of professional, ethical, and legal standards, values and codes .