Graduate Programs

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Fairfield University's Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies offers the Doctor of Nursing Practice as well as the Master of Science in Nursing. Small classes, a highly skilled and respected faculty, and a personalized approach to education provide you with the best possible foundation to advance your career in healthcare. 

 

 

Information Session

Twice a year, the Office of Admission hosts an Information Session to meet the Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies dean and faculty and to learn more about our graduate programs. Our next session will be held in Spring 2019.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

BSN-DNP

Fairfield University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a practice-focused degree that prepares graduates to apply existing evidence to improve practice. Taught as a cohort program, students are educated in the fundamental skills necessary to make a difference in healthcare: population-level health care, organizational systems leadership, healthcare finance, clinical scholarship, information technology, and policy-making.

Family Nurse Practitioner

Fairfield University’s BSN-DNP program for Family Nurse Practitioners prepares students to manage the healthcare needs of individuals and their families, emphasizing health promotion and disease prevention, as well as diagnosis and management of acute and chronic diseases.


Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Across the Lifespan

Fairfield University’s BSN-DNP program for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners Across the Lifespan prepares students to assess, diagnose, and provide primary mental health care. Students work in multiple modalities to provide mental health care for people of all ages from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic groups suffering from psychiatric disorders and mental health problems.


Nurse Anesthesia

In partnership with the Bridgeport Hospital Nurse Anesthesia Program, Fairfield University's BSN-DNP program for Nurse Anesthesia prepares students as expert clinicians for every stage and setting in which anesthesia is delivered to patients. Students gain hands-on experience in a variety of regional (neuraxial and peripheral block) and general anesthesia techniques under the supervision of certified registered nurse anesthetists and MD faculty. From routine surgical cases, to trauma, to major burn situations, you'll work on a variety of scenarios to expertly prepare you for the challenges that lie ahead.


Nurse Midwifery

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Nurse Midwifery concentration prepares students as expert nurse midwives for every stage and in every setting in which midwifery care is delivered to women. The program is designed to meet the competencies for the practice doctorate in midwifery set forth by the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) and to meet the ACNM Core Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice.

 

MSN-DNP

Post Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice

Fairfield University's MSN-DNP program prepares both advanced practice nurses and nurse administrators/executives with the enhanced leadership and evidence-based skill sets needed to meet the demands of the healthcare systems of the future. Students will acquire the knowledge to create and evaluate innovations to improve healthcare, analyze and apply evidence to improve outcomes, use advocacy skills to affect policy that reduces health inequities, and integrate technology into patient care.

Master's of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Nursing Leadership

Fairfield University's MSN program in Nursing Leadership prepares students as advanced education nurse generalists with skills to respond to the urgent call for better patient outcomes and improved coordination in the delivery of healthcare services. Students learn to address the future demands in the field, such as needs of an aging population, chronic illness management, health promotion and disease prevention, and integrated healthcare leadership.

 

Family Nurse Practitioner

Fairfield University's MSN program for Family Nurse Practitioners prepares students to manage the healthcare needs of individuals and their families, emphasizing health promotion and disease prevention, as well as diagnosis and management of acute and chronic diseases. With a curriculum based on theory and practice, you’ll learn how to provide cost-effective, holistic care, address women’s health issues, and care for individuals of all ages, from newborn babies to the elderly.

 

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Across the Lifespan

Fairfield University's MSN program for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners prepares students to assess, diagnose, and provide primary mental health care. Students use multiple modalities to provide mental health care for people of all ages from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic groups suffering from psychiatric disorders and mental health problems.

Program Outcomes

Master of Science in Nursing Program Outcomes

A graduate of the Fairfield University Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies Master of Science in Nursing program will be able to:

  1. Provide advanced nursing assessment, diagnosis, management, and evaluation 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, facilitate sustainable healthcare solutions, and advocate for patients, families and communities.
  4. Negotiate a role within the healthcare delivery system that provides for interprofessional collaboration, interdependence, and a professional identity as an advanced nursing professional with specialized knowledge.
  5. Lead interprofessional teams by initiating and maintaining effective working relationships using mutually respectful communication and collaboration.
  6. Provide advanced nursing care, management and evaluation of healthcare delivery systems using research, evidence-based protocols, care models, and scholarly debate.
  7. Consistently demonstrate critical reasoning at an advanced level of practice and in the management and evaluation of healthcare systems, using the tenets of social responsibility, truth, and justice.
  8. Demonstrate continuous self-growth through reflection and active participation in professional activities.
  9. Influence the quality of healthcare delivery through local, regional, and national policies.

 

Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program Outcomes

  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 the management 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.

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