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Academic Programs

Undergraduate

Undergraduate students within the School of Nursing are able to complete the Bachelor of Science program in 16 months.

Graduate

Graduate students have options for master’s degrees, advanced graduate certificates, doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) and doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degrees. Please consult the State Authorization Reciprocity information for online degree programs.

Degrees

Certificates

Program Outcomes

Master of Science in Nursing

Upon completion of the program the graduate will complete the following core outcomes:

  • Integrate scientific findings from health and educational fields to include but not limited to nursing, social sciences, and humanities.
  • Assimilate leadership at the organizational and systems level to advance safe high quality outcomes in clinical or educational settings.
  • Apply continuous quality improvement measures to achieve positive outcomes in clinical or educational settings.
  • Utilize a systematic, scholarly approach to translate, apply, and disseminate evidence based research in clinical or educational settings.
  • Incorporate health related technologies to deliver, coordinate care, and analyze data to improve outcomes.
  • Practice advocacy to improve education, the health of the public, and the profession of nursing.
  • Employ culturally appropriate skills in communicating and collaborating with interdisciplinary teams to achieve positive outcomes in clinical or educational settings.
  • Synthesize social, cultural, financial, legal, ethical, and political influences to advance nursing practice, healthcare, and education.
  • Model the professional role of an advanced practice nurse or nurse educator in daily practice.

Master of Science in Nursing; Family Nurse Practitioner

Upon completion of the program the graduate will complete the following core outcomes:

  • Competently assess, diagnose, prescribe, evaluate and create a holistic plan of treatment.
  • Articulate the professional role, which includes the ethical code of conduct and scope of advanced practice.
  • Develop and monitor comprehensive, holistic plans of care that address the health promotion and disease prevention needs of diverse client populations.
  • Assess and monitor teaching/learning needs in a diverse client population. Practice ethically in the conduct of research, management and clinical professional practice.

Master of Science in Nursing; Nurse Educator

Upon completion of the program the graduate will complete the following core outcomes:

  • Utilize education research to continually improve teaching strategies/skills.
  • Develop a teaching-learning style that facilitates learner development that meets the educational outcomes of the learner.
  • Assess and evaluate at both the course and program level
  • Function as a leader and change agent in nursing education settings.
  • Participate in scholarship to further knowledge and abilities in nursing education.

Advanced Graduate Certificate; Family Nurse Practitioner

Upon completion of the program the graduate will complete the following core outcomes:

  • Competently assess, diagnose, prescribe, evaluate and create a holistic plan of treatment.
  • Articulate the professional role, which includes the ethical code of conduct and scope of advanced practice.
  • Develop and monitor comprehensive, holistic plans of care that address the health promotion and disease prevention needs of diverse client populations.
  • Assess and monitor teaching/learning needs in a diverse client population. Practice ethically in the conduct of research, management and clinical professional practice.

Advanced Graduate Certificate; Nurse Educator

Upon completion of the program the graduate will complete the following core outcomes:

  • Utilize education research to continually improve teaching strategies/skills.
  • Develop a teaching-learning style that facilitates learner development that meets the educational outcomes of the learner.
  • Assess and evaluate at both the course and program level
  • Function as a leader and change agent in nursing education settings.
  • Participate in scholarship to further knowledge and abilities in nursing education.

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