The MSN Program offers three degree tracks: Nurse Educator, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. While NE, FNP, and PMHNP Program Outcomes are assessed separately, for the purposes of General Education Assessment, the programs are assessed together as the MSN Department. The program outcomes are as follows:

MSN Graduate Outcomes

At the conclusion of the MSN program, graduates will be able to demonstrate the following track- specific graduate outcomes:

  1. The graduate will demonstrate ethical conduct and decision making within their specific healthcare practice
  2. The graduate will integrate role specific practice expertise in the advancement of nursing
  3. The graduate will communicate effectively with multidisciplinary professionals within healthcare and educational systems, while adhering to the ethical use of communication
  4. The graduate will implement team-building strategies that utilize evidence-based research to create partnerships, improve patient care, and fully collaborate within nursing and across
  5. The graduate will be able to analyze current and emerging technologies to support safe practice environments and to optimize quality care
  6. The graduate will recognize cultural diversity and create a climate of patient-centered care (within the context of family and community), built upon mutual respect, empathy and
  7. The graduate will understand the role of health policy and integrate that knowledge in improving the health of the public and the profession of

Below is the schedule of assessment for the MSN Program.

MSN 502 Leadership

  • Discussion Boards (all) – meets all
  • Group Project – C, IA, PE, and CT

MSN 504 Advanced Pathophysiology

  • Discussion Boards – C, CT, SI, RC, ad IA
  • Case Studies – C, CT, SI, and RC

MSN 508 Role of APN I

  • DB #1 meets ALL, except Scientific Inquiry (SI).
  • DB #2 meets ALL, except SI.

MSN 508 Role of APN I

  • DB #1 meets ALL, except Scientific Inquiry (SI).
  • DB #2 meets ALL, except SI.
  • APRN Presentation meets ALL 7—but rubric is quite lengthy so I haven’t added it yet (I have it on paper but not electronic form thus far)—will do that tomorrow.
  • APRN Brochure meets Communication, Reading with Comprehension, IA, Philosophical/Ethical and LL.
  • Other 4 DBs in this class meet most, if not all of the outcomes and I’ll add them in after Sept 1—just wanted to get my 2-3 per class out to you guys now.

MSN 510 Advanced Pharmacology

  • All discussion boards meet–communication, thinking critically, scientific inquiry, reading with comprehension, philosophical/ethical, and intellectual awareness.

MSN 512/513 Advanced Physical Assessment

  • DB #1 meets Communication, IA and LL– (again, prob a few others but didn’t want to stretch it and have to explain the others that are loosely covered).
  • Comprehensive H&P and PE Video meets ALL 7—but the rubric is quite lengthy so I haven’t added it yet (I have it in paper form but not in electronic)—will do that tomorrow.
  • DB #2 meets Communication, IA and LL.

MSN 525 EBP in Healthcare

  • Discussion boards x 7-CT, SI
  • PICOT Question – C, SI, CT
  • Evidence Consideration Table – RC, SI, CT
  • Project Protocol – IA and LL
  • Lit Review-SI, CT

MSN 528 EBP Project Design

  • Project Protocol – IA and LL
  • Logic Model – PE, RC, CT
  • Literature Review – C, SI

MSN 529 EBP Project Design

  • DB-Spreading Change-CT, SI
  • DB-Interprofessional Collaboration- CT, SI
  • DB-Measuring Outcomes- CT, SI
  • DB-Model for Healthcare Improvement- CT, SI
  • Project Protocol-IA, LL
  • Poster Presentation-IA, LL, C
  • Timeline-LL, CT

MSN 620/621 Adult to Aging

  • DB #1 meets Communication, Intellectual Awareness (IA), and Lifelong Learning (LL) – (probably a few others, but didn’t want to stretch it on that one).
  • EBP Presentation meets ALL 7.
  • Case Study #1 meets ALL, except LL.
  • Case Study #2 meets ALL, except LL.
  • DB #2 meets Communication, IA and LL.

MSN 622/623 Women’s Health

  • Case Studies (Unit 1, 2, 4, 5, & 7) – C, CT, SI, and RC
  • Week 3 Discussion Board – C, CT, SI, RC, ad IA
  • Week 6 Health Promotion and Prevention Presentation C, CT, SI, RC, ad IA

MSN 624/625 Newborn to Adolescent

  • Discussion board 1 and 2 meet–communication, critical thinking, scientific inquiry, intellectual awareness, and reading with comprehension
  • Case Study meets–all components

MSN 626 Role of APN II

  • DB #1
  • CPA/Contract of Employment*
  • DB #2
  • Health Policy Project
  • DB #3
  • DB #4
  • DB #5
  • DB #6

MSN 628 Advanced Practice Practicum & Research

Pass/Fail clinical course only

MSN 608 Instructional Strategies

Second 8-week course

MSN 616 Nurse Educator Practicum II