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MSN - Program Goals & Outcomes

Program Goals for the Family Nurse Practitioner - online nursing master's program

  • Goals Expand the integration of scientific findings from nursing, science, humanities, biopsychosocial fields, and organizational science in caring for individuals, families, groups, and communities across the lifespan and the continuum of healthcare environments
  • Promote application of research and foster advanced knowledge in translating and integrating scholarship into evidence-based nursing practice
  • Expand critical thinking, problem-solving, and ethical decision-making skills to include servant leadership and the ability to evaluate and improve the quality and safety of healthcare
  • Impact healthcare outcomes through development of collaboration skills, effective communication, and proficient data management through the use of nursing informatics and healthcare technologies
  • Develop nursing leaders who will meet the needs of the healthcare community as well as impact health policy through advocacy, promote clinical prevention and population health, and model interprofessional collaboration

​​Outcome Goals for the Online Nursing Master's Program

Upon successful completion of the online family nurse practitioner program, graduates from the online nursing master's program will be able to:

  • Integrate nursing theory, concepts from humanities, and related sciences into the delivery of advanced nursing care for diverse populations and the advanced practice role
  • Apply leadership skills and decision making in the provisions of culturally responsive, safe, high quality nursing care
  • Implement evidence-based plans based on data to quantify the impact of quality and safety and improve health outcomes across the continuum of care, system, and organization
  • Integrate theory, research, and interprofessional perspectives to improve practice, healthcare delivery and systems, and health outcomes for patient aggregates
  • Use information and communication technologies to support the organization, integrate and coordinate care, and improve health outcomes
  • Analyze how healthy policy and advocacy influence the structure of healthcare delivery, financing of health care, and health outcomes
  • Use effective communication strategies to develop, participate, and lead interprofessional teams to improve healthcare delivery and advance nursing practice
  • Integrate clinical prevention and population health concepts in the development of culturally competent care for improving health of patient aggregates
  • Demonstrate the professional standards of moral, ethical, and legal conduct of the advanced practice role
  • Collaborate with other healthcare professionals to improve systems of care and to optimize patient and population health outcomes
  • Conceptualize and incorporate an evolving personal nursing philosophy based on professional advanced nursing standards, practice, accountability and life-long learning