College of Nursing

Online Master of Science in Nursing Program Outcomes

Scholarly Inquiry

  • Research Methodology: Formulate research questions and hypotheses and determine appropriate research methods that support reliable findings and valid conclusions.
  • Informatics as a Lens: Search available data sets for trends and associations that guide the formulation of effective and efficient health care initiatives.
  • Focused Clinical Exploration: Demonstrate clinical competence rooted in study of the assessment, physiology, pathophysiology, research, and clinical guidelines of a nursing clinical area of focus.

Servant Leadership

  • Ethical Debate: Write and provide a scholarly defense for a set of personal ethical and spiritual guidelines for servant leadership in an array of settings and moral dilemmas.
  • Cultural Humility: Integrate cultural understanding and sensitivity into health communications, assessments, interventions, programs, and policy in order to lead diverse groups toward the achievement of optimal health outcomes.
  • Educational Expertise: Lead others toward wellness and social good through the employment of curriculum development and pedagogical approaches that are sensitive to the developmental, cultural, and motivational characteristics of the target audience.
  • Policy and Advocacy: Conceptualize and lead efforts to enhance health-related, public policy.

Outcome Orientation

  • Quality and Safety Improvement: Identify opportunities for quality improvement, safety promotion, and risk management and propose systematic approaches to implement continuous quality improvement efforts.
  • Evidence-Based Practice: Be adept at finding evidence and applying research recommendations that produce healthy outcomes.


  • Research Utilization: Apply research recommendations to health care delivery situations and subsequent research agendas.
  • Concept Adaptation: Assess the applicability of innovations from different settings and disciplines to current health care delivery opportunities and propose means by which to adapt innovations to new health care settings.
  • Technology Utilization: Apply and evaluate the efficacy of technology to the achievement of health goals.