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BSN Program Outcomes

All graduates of the undergraduate nursing program will be able to:

  1. Incorporate science, theoretical and empirical knowledge from the liberal arts, basic sciences, and nursing to promote health, risk reduction, disease prevention, and, illness and disease management for the welfare of others.
  2. Utilize an evidence based approach in the delivery of health care to individuals, families, groups, and communities within the global society.
  3. Use critical thinking skills and the nursing process to design, provide, manage, and coordinate nursing care.
  4. Participate with patients and interdisciplinary team members to improve quality patient care.
  5. Incorporate knowledge of leadership management principles in professional role development.
  6. Provide safe, humanistic nursing care to patients in a variety of settings by demonstrating respect for patient rights, professionalism, and ethical decision-making.
  7. Demonstrate information literacy and utilization of healthcare technologies used to support the delivery of health care.

MSN Program Outcomes

The MSN program at Misericordia University is designed to assist graduates to:

  1. Demonstrate competence in advanced practice nursing core competencies and skills used to provide health promotion, illness prevention, and disease management in a variety of settings for diverse individuals, families, and communities (Concepts: Majority of health care needs, context of family).
  2. Critically and accurately assess, diagnose, and manage health problems in outpatient and inpatient settings, using integrated evidence-based advanced practice nursing care healthcare services in a variety of settings to improve outcomes for individuals, families and communities (Concept: Integration).
  3. Articulate and interpret the certified nurse practitioner role to policy-makers, third-party payers, consumers, and other health care providers (Concept: Clinical)..
  4. Work in collaborative and interprofessional relationships, communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and assume accountability in the context of social, political, and legal considerations of health care (Concept: Accountability).
  5. Critically evaluate and apply theories and research from nursing and related fields to provide high quality, cost-effective, culturally-sensitive, accessible advanced practice nursing care in a variety of health care settings (Concept: Accessibility).
  6. Demonstrate critical thinking, information management, leadership and ethical decision making in the care of individuals, families, and population in a variety of health care settings (Concepts: Majority of health care needs, context of family and lifespan).

DNP Program Outcomes

  1. Influence the scientific underpinnings of advanced clinical nursing practice through strategic decision-making and change implementation.
  2. Apply organizational and system leadership skills to affect systematic changes in thinking and development of high quality improvement activities to improve health care outcomes.
  3. Utilize analytic methods to critically appraise evidence based literature and other data to improve health care outcomes for diverse populations.
  4. Integrate current information systems and technologies to promote effective methods of care to improve the transformation of health care.
  5. Develop health care policies that facilitate advocacy for equitable health care and social justice to vulnerable and diverse populations.
  6. Collaborate with inter-professional team members to enhance prevention and health promotion of patient and population health.
  7. Synthesize the concepts of community, environment, culture, and socioeconomic dimensions of health into advanced practice for improvement of the nation’s health.
  8. Model advanced level of clinical judgment, systems thinking and accountability in designing, implementing and evaluating evidence based care to improve health care outcomes.