At the completion of the program the student will:
- Integrate advanced theoretical, research-based, scientific, and clinical knowledge into clinical practice or at the point of care to provide nursing care to diverse clients.
- Practice independently while delivering direct and indirect care services in various types of health-care systems.
- Use research findings from nursing and other disciplines as a basis for clinical decision making to improve practice and to formulate health policy.
- Use ethical decision making to promote the well-being of individuals, families, health-care professionals, and in local, national, and international communities.
- Utilize evidence-based practice recommendations and professional standards of care to improve the health status of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations.
- Value life-long learning and continuing professional development.
- Demonstrate communication skills, including computing and health information management, that enhance the quality of care provided at the individual and aggregate level.
- Demonstrate safe, effective assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation skills in caring for individuals and groups.
- Provide culturally competent care to all persons regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, culture, health- care beliefs, and religion.
- Function as a leader and change agent in nursing and in health-care- delivery systems, particularly to insure quality care for vulnerable and under-served populations.