Student Outcomes - Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program | Briar Cliff University

MSN Program: Student Outcomes

Student learning outcomes of the Master of Science in Nursing program and Post-Master’s Nurse Practicitioner Certificate program are as follows:

  1. Sustain caring, wholistic relationships with multiple individuals in an advanced practice through being, knowing, acting with compassion and respecting cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity in the global society.

  2. Harmonize the breadth and depth of knowledge from the humanities and natural and social sciences in the application of the art and science of advanced practice nursing to multiple individuals.

  3. Exercise the art and science of nursing to determine interventions to promote the health of all individuals in the advanced practice.

  4. Assimilate nursing theory into the art and science of nursing at the advanced practice level.

  5. Interface, using a variety of communication skills including informatics, with individuals  and inter/intraprofessionals to promote optimal health outcomes for all individuals.

  6. Synthesize decision-making processes based on legal, ethical, political, sociocultural, and spiritual dimensions while demonstrating leadership in an advanced and in the delivery of health care.

  7. Blend responsibility and accountability for the ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of one’s own nursing practice and the practice of others.

  8. Appraise the teaching/learning needs of self and of all individuals in the provision of advanced practice nursing interventions.

  9. Orchestrate evidence from nursing research into the art and science of nursing.

  10. Ascertain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to continuously improve the quality and safety of the health care systems in which they practice. 


    Student learning outcomes noted above will be measured through direct and indirect measurements, according to the rubrics established for each course and the program as a whole.