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Program Goals & Outcomes

  • Goal

    Demonstrate competence in techniques, concepts and knowledge specific to the area of study.

  • Outcome
    1. Show understanding of advanced level nursing.

     
  • Goal

    Demonstrate the ability to access, analyze, synthesize and evaluate information effectively.

  • Outcome
    1. Integrate scientific findings for the continual improvement of nursing care across diverse settings.

     
  • Goal

    Demonstrate research skills and methods through the ability to gather, document, investigate, analyze, interpret and evaluate information.

  • Outcome
    1. Employ performance measures and standards related to quality.

    2. Apply research outcomes within the practice setting to resolve practice problems.

    3. Employ advocacy strategies to influence healthcare.

     
  • Goal

    Disseminate and communicate information effectively in oral and written form.

  • Outcome
    1. Promote safe and quality patient care, emphasize ethical and critical decision making.

    2. Use communication technologies to coordinate care.

    3. Use effective leadership skills to promote interprofessional collaboration.

     
  • Goal

    Demonstrate knowledge of the implications of a diverse society to the profession and demonstrate the skills to address the moral and ethical challenges within the profession.*

  • Outcome
    1. Demonstrate ability to assess the influence of multiple patient variables on health. 

     

*For graduate professional program

The Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist track in the MSN program conforms to the California Board of Registered Nursing’s requirements for California Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Certification. For students who wish to practice in a state other than California, you may or may not have additional requirements you must complete prior to applying for your license. Mount Saint Mary’s University is in the process of researching program professional licensure standards in other states.  Contact Dr. Madeleine Bruning at mbruning@msmu.edu to discuss additional requirements that may be needed to obtain CNS certification in a state outside of California.