Nursing Master's Core Competencies
These competencies apply to all programs within the School of Nursing that award Master's of Nursing degrees.
Program/Department Chair: Gail Houck
Program length: Varies depending on program pathway
Authorized Award: MN
Minimum number graded credit hours: Varies depending on program pathway
Minimum acceptable GPA: 3.0 GPA
Student Learning Outcomes
The general competencies that must be met for the Master of Nursing for the Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse-Midwifery, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and Health Systems & Organizational Leadership programs are:
- Apply advanced knowledge in the science of a specialty area of advanced nursing practice.
- Use emerging information and health technologies to access current research and health care data to improve patient care.
- Make sound, culturally appropriate, and ethically grounded clinical judgments based on critical analysis of the best available evidence.
- Demonstrate the leadership skills that are essential for influencing policy and organizational systems for improving patient outcomes.