Program Outcomes

BSN Program

The graduate will:

  1. Utilize critical thinking strategies to synthesize knowledge from the humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, biological sciences, mathematics, and nursing as the base for baccalaureate generalist nursing practice.
  2. Integrate leadership concepts, skills, and decision making in the achievement of safety and high quality outcomes as a member of the interprofessional healthcare team in a variety of settings.
  3. Appraise and synthesize current evidence to guide clinical decision-making.
  4. Participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of patient care technologies,
  5. information systems, and communication devices to support safe clinical practice.
  6. Appraise the delivery of healthcare in micro and macro systems, and articulate to key decision
  7. makers issues that affect the nursing profession and clinical outcomes.
  8. Foster communication between and among professional healthcare teams to optimize quality patient outcomes.
  9. Appraise the healthcare needs of vulnerable populations and collaborate with interdisciplinary groups to develop and manage intervention plans in various settings.
  10. Assume accountability for personal and professional behaviors, while upholding professional standards of moral, ethical, and legal conduct.
  11. Integrate, translate, and apply the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to improve patient outcomes and foster a culture of safety across the lifespan.

MSN Program

Nursing Administration

The graduate will:

  1. synthesize knowledge from nursing and related sciences to fully analyze, design, implement, and evaluate nursing care.
  2. select and implement appropriate advanced leadership skills and critical decision making in the provision of healthcare team coordination, and the oversight and accountability for care delivery and outcomes.
  3. appraise and recommend quality improvement methods, tools, performance measures, and standards to ensure patient safety within an organization.
  4. integrate theory, evidence, clinical judgment, research, and interprofessional perspectives to improve patient outcomes.
  5. analyze current and emerging healthcare information systems and patient care technology to optimize patient safety, cost-effectiveness, and quality health outcomes.
  6. interpret the effect of legal and regulatory processes, and ethical principles on nursing practice, healthcare delivery, and quality patient outcomes.
  7. collaborate directly with other healthcare professionals to improve patient and population health outcomes.
  8. evaluate the effectiveness of health promotion and disease prevention interventions that affect individual and population-based health outcomes.
  9. synthesize leadership theories and evidence-based knowledge in leading the healthcare team in the delivery of quality patient care.

Nursing Education

The graduate will:

  1. synthesize knowledge from nursing, related sciences, and education to fully analyze, design, implement, and evaluate nursing care.
  2. select and implement appropriate advanced leadership skills and critical decision making in the provision of healthcare team coordination, and the oversight and accountability for care delivery and outcomes.
  3. appraise and recommend quality improvement methods, tools, performance measures, and standards to ensure patient safety.
  4. integrate theory, evidence, clinical judgment, research, and interprofessional perspectives to improve patient outcomes.
  5. analyze current and emerging healthcare information systems and patient care technology to optimize patient safety, cost-effectiveness, and quality health outcomes.
  6. interpret the effect of legal and regulatory processes, and ethical principles on nursing practice, healthcare delivery, and quality patient outcomes.
  7. collaborate directly with other healthcare professionals to improve patient and population health outcomes.
  8. evaluate the effectiveness of health promotion and disease prevention interventions that affect individual and population-based health outcomes.
  9. synthesize learning and teaching theories and principles to design, implement, and evaluate health education programs for individuals or groups in a variety of settings

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

The graduate will:

  1. synthesize knowledge from nursing and related sciences to fully analyze, design, implement, and evaluate advanced professional nursing care.
  2. select and implement appropriate advanced leadership skills and critical decision making in the provision of healthcare team coordination, and the oversight and accountability for advanced professional nursing care delivery and outcomes.
  3. appraise and recommend quality improvement methods, tools, performance measures, and advanced professional nursing standards to ensure patient safety.
  4. integrate theory, evidence, clinical judgment, research, and interprofessional perspectives to improve patient outcomes.
  5. analyze current and emerging healthcare information systems and patient care technology to optimize patient safety, cost-effectiveness, and quality health outcomes.
  6. interpret the effect of legal and regulatory processes, and ethical principles on advanced professional nursing practice, healthcare delivery, and quality patient outcomes.
  7. collaborate directly with other healthcare professionals to improve patient and population health outcomes.
  8. evaluate the effectiveness of health promotion and disease prevention interventions that affect individual and population-based health outcomes.
  9. synthesize leadership theories and evidence-based knowledge in leading the healthcare team in the delivery of quality patient care.
  10. provide the full spectrum of health care services to include health promotion, disease prevention, health protection, anticipatory guidance, counseling, disease management, palliative, and end of life care to clients across lifespan. 

DNP Program

Leadership

The graduate will:

  1. synthesize knowledge gained from the humanities, the social sciences, the sciences, and mathematics as the base for advanced professional nursing.
  2. select and implement appropriate advanced concepts, principles, and theories necessary for application in the delivery of quality health care.
  3. synthesize and disseminate evidence to effect practice change that will contribute to the nursing profession and safe, cost-effective health care delivery.
  4. provide leadership in the evaluation of healthcare information systems and patient care technology.
  5. demonstrate nursing leadership for outcome improvement through strategies for change in policy and practice guidelines.
  6. collaborate as a member of the health care team to influence health care policy changes that will improve patient and population health outcomes.
  7. foster change in health care practice that will improve the health and status of individuals and communities through equitable and ethical distribution of resources.
  8. demonstrate advanced skills in physical assessment, pharmacology, and therapeutic nursing interventions.

FNP

The graduate will:

  1. synthesize knowledge gained from the humanities, the social sciences, the sciences, and mathematics as the base for advanced professional nursing.
  2. select and implement appropriate advanced concepts, principles, and theories necessary for application in the delivery of quality health care.
  3. synthesize and disseminate evidence to effect practice change that will contribute to the nursing profession and safe, cost-effective health care delivery.
  4. provide leadership in the evaluation of healthcare information systems and patient care technology.
  5. demonstrate nursing leadership for outcome improvement through strategies for change in policy and practice guidelines.
  6. collaborate as a member of the health care team to influence health care policy changes that will improve patient and population health outcomes.
  7. foster change in health care practice that will improve the health and status of individuals and communities through equitable and ethical distribution of resources.
  8. demonstrate advanced skills in physical assessment, pharmacology, and therapeutic nursing interventions.
  9. demonstrate advanced skills in physical assessment, pharmacology, and therapeutic nursing interventions in advance practice nursing.
  10. provide the full spectrum of health care services to include health promotion, disease prevention, health protection, anticipatory guidance, counseling, disease management, palliative, and end of life care to clients across lifespan.