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Program Outcomes

BSN Program Outcomes

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MS(N) Program Outcomes

The master’s nursing graduate will:

I. Synthesize concepts and theories from nursing and related disciplines to form the basis for advanced practice.

II. Analyze socio-cultural, ethical, economic and political issues that influence patient/client and community outcomes.

III. Utilize the process of scientific inquiry to validate and refine knowledge and research relevant to advanced practice nursing.

IV. Demonstrate expertise in a defined area of advanced practice.

V. Integrate health promotion and disease prevention concepts in advanced practice nursing.

VI. Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and an understanding of human diversity in delivery of health care across the lifespan.

VII. Demonstrate proficiency in the use and management of advanced technology related to a defined area of advanced practice nursing.

VIII. Demonstrate the ability to engage in multidisciplinary professional relationships in the conduct of advanced practice.

DNP Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the DNP program, graduates will:

I.  Analyze and integrate evidence from nursing science with evidence from other relevant scientific disciplines to form a scientific foundation for advanced practice in nursing.
II.  Apply clinical scholarship, scientific evidence, and analytical methods to improve health care outcomes.
III.  Develop and evaluate systems to enhance safety and quality of health care.
IV.  Advocate and participate in collaborative interdisciplinary efforts to improve health outcomes at the practice/organization, community, state and national levels.
V.  Engage in culturally competent and ethically sound advanced nursing practice.
VI.  Demonstrate leadership in the improvement of patient outcomes and transformation of health care delivery.
VII.  Directly manage complex health problems of clients or develop and implement organizational systems to facilitate access and navigation of the health care system.

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