The Master of Science in Nursing program consists of 39 credits. It is divided into two tracks--administration and education-each of which is comprised of three components: (1) nursing core courses, (2) administration or education track courses, and (3) a culminating practicum and study/project for administration or education track.
Students are expected to meet the program learning outcomes identified below:
- Model excellence in nursing leadership to improve nursing practice within the healthcare system.
- Function within an ethical-legal framework.
- Synthesize knowledge from nursing, biological, behavioral, social, administrative, educational, and communication sciences for application to area of specialty.
- Demonstrate scholarly inquiry and reflection that exemplifies clinical reasoning, critical, creative, and systems thinking.
- Frame problems, design interventions, specify outcomes, and maintain quality while balancing human, fiscal, and material resources.
- Use information technology and knowledge-based resources to inform practice.
- Articulate the effects of culture, diversity, values, and globalization in the design, delivery, and evaluation of health services.
- Engage in lifelong learning activities that contribute to the professional nursing development and advancement of the nursing profession.