We are not currently accepting new applications for this program. Please contact the Center for Adult and Graduate Studies at 630-844-8955 for additional information.
Upon completion of the program, MSN graduates will be able to:
- Synthesize nursing and scientific theories, concepts and theoretical models to strategically manage micro- or macro-health systems, and/or to develop and implement educational curricula and teaching strategies.
- Understand and analyze the social justice, economic, ethical, legal and cultural sensitivity influences on nursing practice and education.
- Champion ethical decision-making and social justice in all aspects of practice with self, patient, family, community, groups, health-care delivery systems and educational systems.
- Demonstrate expanded expertise within the area of clinical specialization, including the application of advanced pathophysiological, pharmacological and physical assessment knowledge and skills to improve patient outcomes.
- Demonstrate competence within the areas of nursing administration or nursing education and plan for continued life-long learning and professional growth for self and others.
- Critically utilize research to effect evidence-based nursing practice and/or evidence-based nursing education with the intention to improve the quality of patient care, patient safety and patient outcomes.
- Utilize collaborative skills as a leader and change agent in the health-care, educational and professional arenas, enhancing the delivery of health care and influencing health policy.
- Develop and implement transformational leadership and teaching strategies for the improvement of health-care and nursing education.
- Exhibit an understanding of complex organizational systems and demonstrate the ability to use relevant theory to design, deliver and evaluate health care and/or education at the micro-system level.
- Expand one's philosophy of nursing to include a well-developed philosophy of nursing administration or nursing education.
- Develop a level of scholarship that lays the foundation for doctoral study.