Program Goals and OutcomesNova Southeastern University nursing programs prepare nurses at the baccalaureate (BSN), masters (MSN) and doctorate (Ph.D. and D.N.P.) levels.
- Integrate knowledge, theory, and evidence-based research into current nursing practice.
- Assume a leadership role as the registered professional nurse in healthcare systems and diverse community settings.
- Engage in activities for continued professional growth
- Exhibit leadership that support of healthcare policies that promote safe quality nursing care within complex health care systems.
- Integrate evidence-based practices that support decision-making in the delivery of nursing care.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of patient and family centered nursing care based on nursing theories and evidence-based practice.
- Incorporate the concepts derived from liberal education to build an understanding of the human experience.
- Incorporate technology and information management to promote a safe practice environment.
- Engage in inter-professional collaboration to improve population health while considering fiscal and material resources in the delivery of safe nursing care.
- Integrate legal, ethical and professional values within generalist nursing practice.
- Collaborate with the inter-professional health community to provide culturally and spiritually competent patient and family centered care in health promotion and disease/injury prevention.
MSN Program Goal
The graduate program builds on baccalaureate education and prepares graduates for advanced roles within the discipline of nursing.
MSN Program Outcomes
- Exhibit leadership through collaboration to promote quality and safety for improved patient outcomes.
- Transform clinical and educational practice through the integration of evidence.
- Design innovative strategies to improve practice environments.
- Incorporate knowledge of ethical and legal issues relevant to advanced nursing roles.
- Advocate for equitable healthcare policies that improve population health.
- Promote a culture of lifelong learning embracing professional nursing standards and values.
The student successfully completing the education track will be able to:
- Utilize evidence in educational design, implementation, and evaluation.
- Employ instructional strategies that recognize the diverse learner.
- Implement assessment and evaluation methods in a variety of learning environments.
- Analyze the teaching, scholarship and service roles of the nurse educator.
Health Systems Leadership Track Outcomes
The student successfully completing this track will be able to:
- Integrate leadership and systems theories to promote quality and safety within complex health systems.
- Utilize technology, evidence, and inter-professional collaboration to improve patient outcomes in complex health systems.
- Apply business principles and practices within a healthcare delivery model.
- Design change strategies to meet regulatory standards based on analysis of current trends and data.
Family Nurse Practitioner Outcomes
- Design evidenced based advanced nursing care for the target population.
- Integrate theory, evidence, clinical judgment and inter-professional perspectives to improve health care outcomes for the target population.
- Employ information systems technology and inter-professional collaboration to optimize safe and cost-effective health care outcomes.
- Develop, implement, and evaluate clinical prevention and population health activities within scope of practice.
Students who successfully complete the PhD in Nursing Education program will be able to:
- Conduct research that generates nursing and nursing education knowledge though testing and refining of theory.
- Integrate health care and educational policy advocacy and leadership into the role of a nurse educator.
- Assume the role of nurse educator with the ability to design learning opportunities in educational settings using instructional strategies to meet the needs of diverse populations.
- Collaborate with other disciplines in the developing of an integrated view of knowledge in order to educate competent health care providers responsive to the needs and concerns of society.