Master Entry Program in Nursing Student Learning Outcomes

MEPN Pre-licensure Learning Outcomes:

  1. Synthesize theoretical and empirical knowledge derived from the physical and behavioral sciences and the humanities with nursing theory as a basis for professional nursing practice.
  2. Use current research findings in promoting the health and welfare of people.
  3. Apply clinically and culturally appropriate information technology to promote quality health care.
  4. Collaborate with consumers and colleagues in the delivery of health care services.
  5. Identify and influence factors that affect health care delivery.
  6. Assume responsibility and accountability for ethical and legal nursing practice.
  7. Assume and develop generalist nursing roles to meet the changing needs of clients (individuals, families, and populations).
  8. Demonstrate awareness of global factors, including global environments and human cultures, as they influence health and health care delivery.
  9. Use the nursing process, in collaboration with clients and colleagues, to meet the health-promotive, illness-preventive, restorative, rehabilitative, and end-of-life needs of individuals, families, and population groups; incorporating culturally sensitive primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions as needed.
  10. Integrate strategies for risk anticipation and risk assessment to design, implement, and evaluate safe medical and nursing care.

MEPN-CNL Track Outcomes

  1. Integrate knowledge about social, political, cultural, economic, environmental and historical issues into the analysis of and potential solutions to professional and healthcare issues.
  2. Use systems theory in the assessment, design, delivery, and evaluation of health care at the micro-,meso-, or macro- system level within complex organizations.
  3. Use evidence to design and direct system improvements that address trends in safety and quality.
  4. Lead change initiatives to promote safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable, and patient-centered care.
  5. Analyze current and emerging technologies to support safe practice environments, and to optimize patient safety, cost-effectiveness, and health outcomes.
  6. Examine the effect of health policy on legal and regulatory processes of nursing practice, healthcare delivery, and outcomes.
  7. Advocate for the value and role of the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) as a leader and member of interprofessional healthcare teams for diverse populations across the lifespan.
  8. Synthesize broad ecological, global and social determinants of health; principles of genetics and genomics; and epidemiologic data to design and deliver evidence based, culturally relevant clinical prevention interventions and strategies.
  9. Apply the best available evidence from nursing and other sciences, incorporating knowledge of illness and disease management, to provide evidence-based care to populations, perform risk assessments, and design plans or programs of care.