MSN Graduate Student Learning Outcomes
Student Learning Outcomes for Classes Starting Fall 2015
Student Learning Outcomes for classes who initially enrolled in the program prior to Fall 2015 are listed below this section.
Leads interprofessional, culturally-sensitive, and evidence-based initiatives within organizations and systems to continuously improve the safety and quality of healthcare.
Research and Scholarship
Initiates use of theory and research to identify clinical problems or solutions, participates in scientific inquiry, and translates scholarship into practice
Nature of Practice
Assumes the direct and indirect roles and functions of advanced nursing practice to promote health, prevent illness, and improve the health of patients and populations.
Promotes implementation of the full scope of nursing practice and assumes leadership positions in employer, professional, or community organizations at the local/state/national level.
Incorporates ethical principles in complex situations of advanced nursing practice and clinical inquiry.
Collaborates with other health care professionals to initiate intra- and/or interprofessional teams to enhance practice and patient/population health outcomes.
Integrates information, technology, and practice guidelines to promote effective communication among patients and colleagues within health care systems.
Advocacy and Policy Development
Advocates for the development of health and social policy to improve health and practice by community engagement and participating in employer and professional organizations.
Student Learning Outcomes for Classes Prior to Fall 2015
Develops and teaches educational offerings and provides consultation with other professionals/populations and communities about health, illness and health-seeking behavior
Identifies clinical research problems, initiates utilization of research and participates in scientific inquiry
Nature of Practice
Assumes functions and role of the Advanced Practice Nurse
Assumes leadership positions in employment or community organizations at the local/state/national level
Applies ethical principals in Advanced Practice Nursing
Initiates interdisciplinary teams to enhance practice
Establishes effective communication systems among clients and colleagues
Contributes, implements and influences health policy development through work and professional organizations