MSN and Post-Masters

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  • MSN and Post-Master's Purpose and Outcomes

    The purpose of the master's program is to prepare baccalaureate nurses for advanced practice and provide a solid foundation for additional graduate study. The purpose of the post-master's program is to provide additional specialized graduate education to nurses who have already earned a master's in nursing and who wish to practice as nurse practitioner, nurse educator or nurse administrator.

    Program outcomes


    Essential I: Background for Practice from Sciences and Humanities
    Essentials VIII: Clinical Prevention and Population Health for Improving Health
    Essentials IX: Master’s-Level Nursing Practice

    1. Apply broad, organizational, patient-centered, ethical, and culturally responsive concepts into daily practice.
    2. Demonstrate theoretical knowledge from nursing and other disciplines to advanced role practice in nursing for analysis of clinical problems, illness prevention and health-promotion strategies.
    3. Utilize quality processes to evaluate outcomes of aggregates and monitor trends in health care.

    Essential II: Organizational and Systems Leadership
    Essential III: Quality Improvement and Safety

    1. Analyze the impact of systems on patient outcomes.
    2. Demonstrate leadership in providing quality cost-effective care, with management of human, fiscal and physical resources.

    Essential IV: Translating and Integrating Scholarship into Practice
    1. Apply translational research in the practice setting through problem identification, systematic inquiry and continuous improvement processes.

    Essential V: Informatics and Health-Care Technologies
    1. Utilize current technologies to deliver, enhance and document care across multiple settings to achieve optimal outcomes.

    Essentials VI: Health Policy and Advocacy
    1. Articulate change within organizational structures of various health-care delivery systems to impact policy, financing and access to quality health care.

    Essentials VII: Interprofessional Collaboration for Improving Patient and Population Health Outcomes
    1. Lead and coordinate interdisciplinary teams across care environments to reduce barriers, facilitate access to care and improve health outcomes.