This program will provide students with the opportunity to develop the following competencies:
- Integrate knowledge situated in nursing practice, health related sciences, and humanities when designing and providing patient-centered care.
- Manage care to patients across the lifespan in which the dignity, spirituality, cultural context and rights of the individual, family and community are respected.
- Promote nursing’s obligation to legal, ethical and moral standards in context with changes in health care, health care policy, regulation and financing.
- Communicate in a manner that fosters respectful and collaborative interdisciplinary decision making, thus enhancing patient satisfaction and health outcomes.
- Engage in the scholarship of evidence-based practice and research to support high quality health outcomes and safe nursing care.
- Employ critical thinking, technologic literacy and informatics to communicate, manage information, mitigate error, and support decision-making.
- Practice clinical prevention and population health based on understanding determinants of health and disease prevention.
- Apply basic organizational and systems leadership in pursuit of quality patient care across the health-illness continuum.
- Value lifelong learning to promote continuous professional development.