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Nursing and Public Health

Master of Science (MSN) Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of the program of study, it is expected that the graduate will:

  1. Propose evidence-based solutions to practice dilemmas through synthesizing advanced theories from nursing and other disciplines that contribute to nursing knowledge
  2. Design interventions, projects, and programs that assure safe and quality health outcomes to meet the diverse and complex needs of individuals, families, and communities, accessing health care technologies as appropriate.
  3. Incorporate theories of nursing, leadership, and education into quality and performance initiatives within multidisciplinary settings.
  4. Advocate for the profession of nursing in the local, regional, national and global community to influence health care through cultural sensitivity, ethical behavior and civic engagement.
  5. Promote a culture of inquiry that transforms nursing practice through evidence-based and research initiatives.
  6. Demonstrate leadership grounded in a social justice framework to guide practice and impact health outcomes.
  7. Engage in moral and ethical decision making through adherence to professional standards of practice and codes of ethics and accountability

Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program Objectives

The AG-AC NP Program graduate is prepared to:

  1. Use evidence-based interdisciplinary best practices for acute care when assessing, diagnosing, and treating patients, including young adults, adults and old adults.
  2. Meet the diverse and complex needs of adults across the adult lifespan spectrum, from young adults to old-old adults, through fostering interpersonal, intraprofessional, and collaborative relationships aimed at effecting therapeutic outcomes of acute care, accessing health care technologies as appropriate.
  3. Provide leadership in the education of adults, adult patients, patients’ caregivers, and other professionals to promote quality and safety in acute care.
  4. Adhere to professional standards for ethical decision-making, interprofessional and intraprofessional collaboration, and engagement in strategic initiatives in acute care, that promote optimal care health adult patients.
  5. Continuously monitor and assure one’s own practice competency and initiate approaches that improve the quality of acute care delivered to adults of all ages.
  6. Apply principles of leadership, social justice, and cost-effective management in provision of acute health care for adults of all ages.
  7. Provide direct acute heath care services that respect individuals’ cultural and spiritual beliefs and their impact on health behavior and use of health resources.

 

Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program Objectives

The AG-PC NP Program graduate is prepared to:

  1. Use evidence-based interdisciplinary best practices for primary care when assessing, diagnosing, and treating patients, including young adults, adults and old adults.
  2. Meet the diverse and complex needs of adults across the adult lifespan spectrum, from young adults to old-old adults, through fostering interpersonal, intraprofessional, and collaborative relationships aimed at effecting therapeutic outcomes of primary care, accessing health care technologies as appropriate.
  3. Provide leadership in the education of adults, adult patients, patients’ caregivers, and other professionals to promote quality and safety in primary care.
  4. Adhere to professional standards for ethical decision-making, interprofessional and intraprofessional collaboration, and engagement in strategic initiatives in primary care, that promote optimal health in the adult.
  5. Continuously monitor and assure one’s own practice competency and initiate approaches that improve the quality of primary care delivered to adults of all ages.
  6. Apply principles of leadership, social justice, and direct care management for cost-effective use of clinical therapies and resources in providing direct primary care health care services for adults of all ages. 
  7. Provide direct primary heath care services that respect individuals’ cultural and spiritual beliefs and their impact on health behavior and use of health resources.