Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the graduate will be expected to:

  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the physical and social sciences by recognizing health care issues and designing culturally sensitive change for improved health outcomes.
  • Provide collaborative leadership within systems and interprofessional groups, measuring and evaluating outcomes for continuous quality improvement, maximizing use of information and technology, and applying evidence based practice to improve care delivery.
  • Provide leadership in policy development and advocacy regarding clinical prevention and population health issues.
  • Integrate faith consistent with the Christian belief system into professional practice, demonstrating ethical integrity, legal accountability, and a commitment to respect and compassion for all. 

Upon completing the Education specialty track courses, the student should be able to: 

  1. Apply advanced discipline specific knowledge in both nursing and education to facilitate effective learning for diverse students in varied practice settings. 
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the structure and function of educational organizations and of collaborative leadership and interprofessional communication in educational settings. 
  3. Demonstrate skills in teaching strategy, information management, curriculum development and evaluation of learning. 
  4. Using an evidence-based, theory guided model, implement an advanced nursing role in an educational setting. 
  5. Integrate a Christian worldview and ethical perspective into the learning environment and the educational leadership role. 

Upon completing the Global Nursing specialty track courses, the student should be able to: 

  1. Identify communities within culturally diverse groups around the world and assess the health needs of those communities.
  2. Provide leadership with interprofessional teams to assist communities to prioritize needs and to empower locals to bring about holistic, sustainable change.
  3. Demonstrate cultural competency while addressing global health challenges using global nursing, health promotion, and community development theory, as well as mission strategy to facilitate change in communities.
  4. Interface with stakeholders using a socio-ecological-systems approach to reduce health disparities.
  5. Evaluate the effectiveness of programs and policies through collection and management of data.