Nursing Master's Core Competencies

Nursing Master's

Program Information

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:

  1. Apply advanced knowledge in the science of a specialty area of advanced nursing practice.
  2. Use emerging information and health technologies to access current research and health care data to improve patient care.
  3. Make sound, culturally appropriate, and ethically grounded clinical judgments based on critical analysis of the best available evidence.
  4. Demonstrate the leadership skills that are essential for influencing policy and organizational systems for improving patient outcomes.