Student Outcomes of the BSN Program
The baccalaureate program prepares the graduate to:
- Apply leadership and decision-making skills to create a safe, caring environment necessary
for the delivery of quality care within dynamic health systems.
- Translate current clinical and research-based evidence into practice to improve patient
- Incorporate patient care technologies with information and communication systems to
provide evidence-based care that is safe and cost effective.
- Participate in healthcare policy and political processes to positively influence socio-cultural,
economic, legal and political factors that shape healthcare delivery and professional
- Communicate and collaborate effectively both interprofessionally and intraprofessionally
to optimize patient health outcomes.
- Implement clinical prevention and health promotion strategies to improve patient health
- Emulate professional values and ethical behaviors in all dimensions of nursing practice.
Student Outcomes of the MSN Program:
- Demonstrate knowledge and competencies in advanced nursing practice, teaching (in
the classroom and in clinical settings), and administration.
- Integrate specialized knowledge and theories from nursing and related disciplines
into advanced nursing roles.
- Use research to validate and refine knowledge relevant to advanced nursing roles.
- Practice advanced nursing roles in collaborative relationships across disciplines
and in partnership with communities (i.e. nursing education, nursing administration,
nursing informatics, and advanced clinical practice).
- Manage the health care of clients within legal, ethical, and professional standards.
- Improve the health of clients among diverse population groups.
- Promote positive changes in health care delivery, health policies, and nursing practice.