Upon completion of the program, the MSN graduate is able to:
Contribute to the science of nursing in one’s specialty area of practice by analyzing underlying
disparities in knowledge or evidence; formulating research questions; and systematically
evaluating the impact on quality and disseminating evidence-based solutions to nursing
Implement one’s advanced nursing role in ways that foster best practices, promote the personal
and professional growth of oneself and others, demonstrate leadership, promote positive
change in people and systems, and advance the profession.
Synthesize specialty knowledge and skills unique to one’s area of advanced nursing practice to
deliver safe, high-quality care to diverse populations in the context of facilitating human
Implement one’s advanced nursing role through effective interprofessional collaboration,
relationship centered caring, cultural competency, proficiency in a range of communication
techniques and individual, population-focused and system-wide thinking so that safe, high-
quality care is achieved.
Model excellence as a nursing leader who effects needed change in one’s specialty area of
practice and helps shape a preferred future for nursing and healthcare.
Integrate knowledge of socio-cultural-political contexts and determinants of health to improve
the health of diverse populations within one’s specialty area of practice.
Use information management skills to synthesize knowledge from nursing and related
disciplines in the ethical practice of one’s advanced practice nursing role.