School of Nursing

Graduate Program Outcomes

School of Nursing Masters Programs



1.    Provide advanced nursing assessment, diagnosis, and management to achieve individual and system identified outcomes with respect for cultural diversity and the unique characteristics of the individual, family, and community.
2.    Develop cost-effective holistic patient care including information systems for healthcare delivery.
3.    Use an ethical framework to guide the integration of nursing science and theory to inform clinical judgments, resolve dilemmas in healthcare, and serve as a patient care advocate.
4.    Negotiate a role within the healthcare delivery system that provides for collaboration, interdependence, and a professional identity as an advanced nursing professional with specialized knowledge.
5.    Communicate effectively in the provision of comprehensive care and leadership in a variety of settings.
6.    Provide advanced nursing care and management of healthcare delivery systems using research, evidence-based protocols, care models, and scholarly debate.
7.    Consistently demonstrate critical thinking at an advanced level in clinical practice and in the management of healthcare systems, using the tenets of social responsibility, truth, and justice.
8.    Demonstrate continuous self-growth as evidenced by active participation in professional activities.
9.    Assume a leadership role within the healthcare system to influence the quality of healthcare delivery through local, regional, and national policies.


School of Nursing DNP Program


1.    Independently provide culturally sensitive and evidence-based care to individuals and populations in a defined area of advanced nursing practice.
2.    Demonstrate critical thinking at the highest level of practice and accountability in themanagement of healthcare systems, considering ethical, legal, and socially just patient-centered care.
3.    Translate research into practice through critique of existing evidence, evaluation of outcomes, and implementation of projects that contribute to the development of best practices.
4.    Integrate science and theory from nursing and related disciplines within a reflective practice framework to inform clinical judgments, resolve dilemmas in healthcare, and serve as a patient care advocate.
5.    Evaluate patient, population, and health care system outcomes using fiscal analysis and cost-effective strategies to achieve quality improvement.
6.    Analyze the use of health care information systems and patient care technology to assure quality health care outcomes.
7.    Lead collaborative interprofessional relationships and partnerships to transform health care delivery systems and improve health.
8.    Assume a leadership role in the analysis, development, implementation, and evaluation of policies to improve health care delivery and outcomes at the local, regional, national, and international levels.