The objectives for the Master of Science in nursing program are to develop graduates who shall:
- Synthesize interdisciplinary research.
- Evaluate a broad range of change, leadership, teaching and management strategies for influencing health policy, improving nursing practice and health care systems.
- Analyze the ethical, legal, financial, social, political and spiritual issues impacting diverse client populations, health care, nursing practice and education, with an emphasis on identifying and implementing strategies for enhancement or resolution.
- Synthesize interdisciplinary theoretical foundations.
- Apply knowledge, concepts, strategies, and evidence-based research findings to promote health, prevent disease, enhance the quality of health care and improve the environment in which health care is provided.
- Synthesize interdisciplinary knowledge to facilitate application in an MSN graduate nursing role.
- Function effectively in an MSN graduate nursing role through collaboration and communication within the healthcare environment to establish a climate that fosters the development of others and facilitates a commitment to excellence in nursing and lifelong learning.
- Demonstrate general MSN and role specific competencies