Master of Science in Nursing - Learning Outcomes

Master of Science in Nursing - Learning Outcomes

Program outcomes are designed to meet the standards of professional organizations such as the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), etc.

1. Apply theoretical perspectives, scientific evidence, and visionary thinking to critically analyze and lead complex organizational systems and implement strategic and innovative change; 

  • AACN: Essential 1, 11, 1V, V11, 1X;
  • AONE/NEC: Leadership and Knowledge of Healthcare Environment;
  • AONE/NM: The Science;
  • ANA: Standards 1 - 6,  11, 13, 15;
  • QSEN: Quality Improvement (QI), Teamwork and Collaboration, Patient-centered Care, Evidence-Based Practice)  

2. Use interpersonal, interprofessional and organizational communication and relationship building skills to create and lead highly functioning, reliable and healthy teams; 

  • AACN: Essential 1, 11, V11, 1X;
  • AONE/NEC: Communication and Relationship building, Leadership, Professionalism;
  • AONE/NM: The Art;
  • ANA: Standards 8 - 11, 15;
  • QSEN: Teamwork and Collaboration, Patient-centered Care)

3. Combine business skills and principles, evidence-based practice, informatics, and quality and safety strategies and metrics to lead care improvement processes, outcomes and systems; 

  • AACN: Essential 111, 1V, V, V111, 1X;
  • AONE/NEC: Business Skills and Principles;
  • AONE/NM: The Science;
  • ANA: Standards 7, 14, 15, 16;
  • QSEN: Quality Improvement (QI), Safety, Patient-centered Care, /Evidence Based Practice, Informatics

4. Employ state, federal and global health policy(ies) to advocate for healthcare reform and improve health outcomes for all; and, 

  • AACN: Essential 11, 1V, V1, V111, 1X;
  • AONE/NEC: Knowledge of Healthcare Environment;
  • AONE/NM: The Science, The Art;
  • ANA: Standard 7, 16, 17;
  • QSEN: Quality Improvement (QI), Safety, Teamwork and Collaboration, Patient-Centered Care

5. Model professionalism, integrity, faith-in-action, consistency and respect for differing viewpoints and with diverse populations. 

  • AACN: Essential 11, 1V, V11, V111, 1X;
  • AONE/NEC: Professionalism;
  • AONE/NM: The Art, The Leader Within;
  • ANA: Standard 8, 9, 10, 11, 16;
  • QSEN: Teamwork and Collaboration, Patient-centered Care