College of Nursing

B.S. in Nursing

  1. ​The ability to function in multidisciplinary teams
  2. The ability to apply ethical principles to provide leadership in promoting advocacy, collaboration and social justice within the health care system and to act in a manner reflective of professional values and value-based behavior
  3. The ability to use written, verbal, non-verbal, and emerging technology to communicate effectively and deliver quality patient care in a variety of health care settings
  4. The ability to apply basic organizational and systems leadership for quality health care and patient safety
  5. The ability to identify, evaluate and apply  scientific evidence, clinical judgment, interprofessional perspective and patient preference to the practice of nursing
  6. ​Knowledge of healthcare policies, both financial and regulatory, and how they impact nursing practice and the health care system
  7. ​Clinical reasoning within the context of patient-centered care across the lifespan, to diverse patients, that reflects ethical values

B.S. - RN to BS

  1. ​The ability to function in multidisciplinary teams
  2. ​The ability to apply ethical principles to provide leadership in promoting advocacy, collaboration and social justice within the health care system and to act in a manner reflective of professional values and value-based behavior
  3. ​The ability to use written, verbal, non-verbal, and emerging technology to communicate effectively and deliver quality patient care in a variety of health care settings
  4. ​The ability to identify, evaluate and apply  scientific evidence, clinical judgment, interprofessional perspective and patient preference to the practice of nursing
  5. ​Knowledge of healthcare policies, both financial and regulatory, and how they impact nursing practice and the health care system
  6. ​Clinical reasoning within the context of patient-centered care across the lifespan, to diverse patients, that reflects ethical values

M.S. - Adult/Gerontology Acute Care NP

  1. ​The ability to advance a culture of excellence through lifelong learning with a focus on adults in acute care settings.
  2. ​The ability to navigate and integrate care services across the healthcare system with a focus on adults in acute care settings.
  3. ​The ability to design innovative nursing practices with a focus on adults in acute care settings.
  4. ​The ability to translate evidence into nursing practice with a focus on adults in acute care settings.

M.S. - Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

  1. ​The ability to advance a culture of excellence through lifelong learning with a focus on adult health in primary care.
  2. ​The ability to navigate and integrate care services across the healthcare system with a focus on adult health in primary care.
  3. ​The ability to design innovative nursing practices with a focus on adult health in primary care.
  4. ​The ability to translate evidence into nursing practice with a focus on adult health in primary care.

M.S. - Family Nurse Practitioner

  1. The ability to advance a culture of excellence through lifelong learning with a focus on families in primary care settings.
  2. ​The ability to navigate and integrate care services across the healthcare system with a focus on families in primary care settings.
  3. ​The ability to design innovative nursing practices with a focus on families in primary care settings.
  4. ​The ability to translate evidence into nursing practice with a focus on families in primary care settings.

M.S. in Nursing

  1. ​The ability to advance a culture of excellence through lifelong learning.
  2. ​The ability to navigate and integrate care services across the healthcare system.
  3. ​The ability to design innovative nursing practices.
  4. ​The ability to translate evidence into nursing practice.

M.S. in Nursing Education

  1. ​The ability to advance a culture of excellence through lifelong learning with a focus on nursing education.
  2. ​The ability to navigate and integrate care services across the healthcare system with a focus on implications for nursing education strategies. 
  3. ​The ability to design innovative nursing practices and incorporate these practices into nursing education activities.
  4. ​The ability to translate evidence into nursing practice and apply the translation of evidence into practice to nursing education.  

M.S. in Nursing Health Systems Management

  1. ​The ability to advance a culture of excellence through lifelong learning with a focus onnursing health systems management. 
  2. ​The ability to navigate and integrate care services across the healthcare system and manage health care sysems. 
  3. ​The ability to design innovative nursing practices and integrate these into nursing health systems management.
  4. ​The ability to translate evidence into nursing practice with a focus on health systems management. 

M.S. - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

  1. ​The ability to advance a culture of excellence through lifelong learning with a focus on children/pediatric patients in primary care. 
  2. ​The ability to navigate and integrate care services across the healthcare system with a focus on children/pediatric patients in primary care. 
  3. ​The ability to design innovative nursing practices with a focus on children/pediatric patients in primary care. 
  4. ​The ability to translate evidence into nursing practice with a focus on children/pediatric patients in primary care. 

M.S. - RN to MS

  1. ​The ability to function in multidisciplinary teams.
  2. ​The ability to apply ethical principles to provide leadership in promoting advocacy, collaboration and social justice within the health care system and to act in a manner reflective of professional values and value-based behavior.
  3. ​The ability to use written, verbal, non-verbal, and emerging technology to communicate effectively and deliver quality patient care in a variety of health care settings.
  4. ​The ability to apply basic organizational and systems leadership for quality health care and patient safety.
  5. ​The ability to identify, evaluate and apply scientific evidence, clinical judgment, interprofessional perspective,and patient preference to the practice of nursing.
  6. ​Attain knowledge of healthcare policies, both financial and regulatory, and how they impact nursing practice and the health care system.
  7. ​Clinical reasoning within the context of patient-centered care across the lifespan, to diverse patients, and that reflects ethical values.

M.S. - Women's Health - Nurse Practitioner

  1. ​The ability to advance a culture of excellence through lifelong learning with a focus on women's health throughout the lifespan in a primary care setting.
  2. ​The ability to navigate and integrate care services across the healthcare system with a focus on women's health throughout the lifespan in a primary care setting.
  3. ​The ability to design innovative nursing practices with a focus on women's health throughout the lifespan in a primary care setting.
  4. ​The ability to translate evidence into nursing practice with a focus on women's health throughout the lifespan in a primary care setting.

D.N.P. in Nursing Practice

  1. ​The ability to evaluate, translate and disseminate research into nursing practice addressing complex needs of patients; the ability to develop clinical practice guidelines, design evidence-based interventions, and evaluate practice outcomes.
  2. ​The skills to facilitate meaningful organization-wide changes in health care delivery and to interface with government officials to shape initiatives in the health care agenda and health policy.
  3. ​The ability to participate in technological innovation, evaluate the appropriateness of healthcare consumer information, and participate in legal and ethical decision-making within the health care system.
  4. ​The ability to critically analyze health care policy with the goal of advocating for social justice and the nursing profession.
  5. ​The ability to provide leadership in the development and implementation of practice models, standards of care, and other scholarly projects.
  6. ​The ability to evaluate and interpret data for clinical prevention and population health; the ability to use epidemiological, biostatistical, occupational, and environmental information to improve health of individuals, communities and the ability to synthesize psychosocial dimensions and cultural impacts related to population health.
  7. ​Advanced levels of clinical judgment, systems thinking, and delivery of evidenced-based nursing care reflective of advanced nursing practice.

Ph.D. in Nursing Science

  1. ​The ability to be a master educator who contributes to the formal and informal education of future nurses through discovery, application, and integration.
  2. The skills to function as a nursing leader with the ability to integrate scholarship, research, teaching, mentoring, and service to advance the profession.
  3. The ability to be a proficient mentor with in-depth knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the professional nurse within the context of the health care system.
  4. ​The skills to be an interdisciplinary communicator and collaborator for effective delivery of health care and/or participation in scientific research teams.
  5. ​The ability to be an innovator and trend-setter with an appreciation of the history, philosophy, diversity, and evolving nature of the nursing profession to identify interprofessional solutions that transform health care and health systems in a global society.
  6. ​The ability to function as a professional nurse with the philosophical, ethical, and theoretical foundations to guide the generation of policy and standards for nursing and healthcare practice.

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