Keiser University

Nursing Program Objectives & Learning Outcomes

The program defines the following as program objectives and intended student learning outcomes for students enrolled in the MSN program

Objective 1:  Critical thinkers who creatively engage in rational inquiry using nursing processes and current research to improve healthcare outcomes.

  • Demonstrate comprehensive professional knowledge of current research to improve health care outcomes:
    Competency:  Identify strategies of scientific and mathematical research principles for practical healthcare application.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive application of critical thinking using the nursing process:
    Competency:  Illustrate critical thinking to develop organized and systematic components of the nursing process.
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply comprehensive professional knowledge of the nursing process:
    Competency:  Use the nursing process as a purposeful and goal-directed guideline for quality, individually-centered care.

Objective 2:  Nursing professionals dedicated towards advancing a culture of professional excellence and achievement through lifelong learning.

  • Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of the culture of professional excellence in nursing:
    Competency:  Promote the nursing culture of excellence in professional nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive professional knowledge of nursing culture standards of excellence:
    Competency:  Integrate comprehension of nursing standards of excellence within the context of nursing skills and practice.
  • Demonstrate the culture of professional nursing excellence achieved through life-long learning:
  • Competency:  Recognize the need for the advancement of professional practice through contributions to education, administration, health care policy, and knowledge development.

Objective 3:  Caring, culturally responsive communicators capable of effectively leading interdisciplinary healthcare teams.

  • Demonstrate caring, culturally responsive leadership communication, capable of effectively leading interdisciplinary health care teams:
    Competency: Apply knowledge of professional nursing leadership roles in the healthcare system.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive professional leadership knowledge of efficient and effective interdisciplinary health care teams:
    Competency:  Articulate understanding of professional leadership in efficient and effective interdisciplinary healthcare teams.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of culturally responsive communication:
    Competency:  Employ the nursing process as a purposeful and goal-directed guideline for quality, individually-centered care.
  • Demonstrates effective communication using principles of disciplined writing:
    Competency:  Effectively communicates clearly and logically through written communication for professional delivery.

Objective 4:  Nursing leaders prepared to assume leadership roles in healthcare systems.

  • Demonstrate understanding of leadership roles for quality healthcare outcomes:
    Competency:  Cognizant knowledge of interprofessional healthcare leadership roles for quality healthcare outcomes.
  • Demonstrate nursing leadership to facilitate interpersonal collaborations, conflict resolution and team-building in health care systems:
    Competency:  Ability to actively engage in leadership activities through intro-and  inter-professional collaboration, conflict resolution and team-building in healthcare systems.

Objective 5:  Ethically responsive nursing leaders who advocate influencing policy decisions to improve healthcare that is effective, timely, efficient and equitable for all members of society.

  • Demonstrate understanding of competent ethical principles and values of nursing practice:
    Competency:  Translate a core set of competent nursing ethical values as a framework for healthcare practice.
  • Demonstrate understanding of culturally relevant diversity in healthcare:
    Competency:  Define, design and implement culturally relevant healthcare for diverse populations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of ethical healthcare policy decision-making of all components of nursing practice in healthcare organizational systems.
    Competency:  Condense knowledge of ethical principles and standards of healthcare policy to synthesize into nursing scholarship and practice.

Objective 6:  Effective collaborators of healthcare committed to improving best practices in health promotion, disease prevention, quality, safety and equality.

  • Demonstrate comprehensive professional knowledge of best practices in health promotion and disease prevention:
    Competency:  Synthesize comprehensive knowledge of best nursing practice in specialized areas of health promotion and disease prevention.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive professional nursing practice dedicated to lifelong scholarly collaboration and development for best practice:
    Competency:  Relate the comprehensive professional scholarly process through collaboration as a key component to the integration of best practice in healthcare.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive professional knowledge to champion quality, safety, and equality in healthcare:
    Competency:  Assimilate comprehensive knowledge to secure quality, safety, and equality in healthcare systems.

Graduate Masters Writing Program Objective

Students demonstrate professional communication skills in writing through organizing, thinking critically, and communicating ideas and information in documents and presentations.

  • Communicates clearly and logically through written communication for professional delivery.
  • Incorporates APA professional writing skills and standards including concise organization, grammar, references, and citations.
  • Shows evidence of higher level thinking skills including application, analysis, making predictions, drawing inferences, cause and effect relationships, comparing and contrasting, evaluation, and synthesis.

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