Program Objectives

The purpose of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is to prepare registered nurses for advanced practice in the areas of health systems leadership and nursing education.

The major objectives of the MSN program are to:

1. Integrate scientific findings from nursing, biopsychosocial fields, genetics, public health, quality improvement, and organizational sciences for the continual improvement of nursing care across diverse settings.

2. Utilize leadership skills to promote ethical and critical decision making and effective working relationships.

3. Apply quality improvement and safety principles within an organization to improve educational and practice outcomes.

4. Translate scholarship into practice by applying research outcomes within educational and practice settings.

5. Employ client care and communication technologies to deliver quality care.

6. Employ advocacy strategies to influence health and health care.

7. Serve as a member and leader of inter-professional teams to create caring and collaborative relationships.

8. Apply organizational, client-centered, and culturally appropriate concepts to enhance population based care for individuals, families, and aggregates.