Program Goals

Baccalaureate Level Goals

 

The faculty of the School of Nursing believes that the nurse prepared at the baccalaureate level contributes to the betterment of humankind and the advancement of nursing. In order to help graduates achieve this mission, the goals of the baccalaureate program are to:  
 
  1.  Prepare professional nurses to provide care to individuals, families, and groups, within the context of community;
  2.  Prepare professional nurses who can effectively design, manage, and coordinate safe, quality care;
  3.  Prepare professional nurses to become active, engaged members of the profession;
  4.  Provide a foundation for graduate education.

 

 Master’s Level Goals

 

The faculty of the School of Nursing believes that the nurse prepared at the master's level contributes to the betterment of humankind and the advancement of nursing. In order to help graduates achieve this mission, the goals of the MSN and PMC programs are to:
 
  1.  Prepare graduates with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes for advanced nursing practice;
  2.  Prepare graduates to assume professional roles and responsibilities congruent with standards of advanced practice and leadership in the profession;
  3.  Prepare graduates to clarify and strengthen healthcare practice through inquiry and the application of evidence;
  4.  Prepare graduates to engage in the profession and contribute to society by using organizational, social, technological and political processes;
  5.  Prepare graduates for continued personal growth and professional development.

DNP Level Goals

The faculty of the School of Nursing believes that the nurse prepared at the master's level contributes to the betterment of humankind and the advancement of nursing. In order to help graduates achieve this mission, the goals of the DNP program are to:

  1. Educate professional nurses to translate evidence for interprofessional practice in advanced nursing roles across community and health care settings.
  2. Prepare advanced practice registered nurses and nursing leaders to meet the healthcare needs of diverse individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations through curricular and service activity.
  3. Provide leadership and clinical scholarship that informs quality and safety in healthcare systems.