Graduate Program

MSN Program Learning Outcomes Aligned with the New AACN Essentials

Domain 1 Knowledge for Nursing Practice: Synthesize knowledge from nursing and related disciplines to inform clinical judgment and innovation in advanced nursing practice.

Domain 2 Person-Centered Care: Practice to the full scope of education using effective communication and a systematic approach to coordinate person-centered care, empower advanced decision making, and promote self-care management.

Domain 3 Population Health: Improve population health outcomes through partnerships, advocacy, and policies that improve health equity within systems and at local, regional, national, and global levels.

Domain 4 Scholarship for the Nursing Discipline: Advance the science of nursing through ethical scholarship and innovative and evidence-based approaches that advance the profession, improve health, and transform healthcare.

Domain 5 Quality and Safety: Apply quality improvement principles to establish a culture of patient, provider, and work environment safety to reduce and mitigate risk, safeguard care delivery, and improve nursing practice outcomes.

Domain 6 Interprofessional Partnerships: Facilitate a climate of mutual respect, improved communication, and quality collaboration within interprofessional teams that optimize care delivery. 

Domain 7 Systems-Based Practice: Lead and respond to changes in complex systems through policy and coordination of resources for diverse populations in an equitable and fiscally responsible manner.

Domain 8 Informatics and Healthcare Technologies: Evaluate and use information and communication technologies and informatics tools integrating best practices, regulatory standards, and ethical, legal, social implications in direct and indirect care roles.

Domain 9 Professionalism: Embody the core values and professional identity of nursing by advocating for social justice and integrating ethical, legal, regulatory, and professional standards.

Domain 10 Personal, Professional, and Leadership Development: Engages in personal and professional development to promote self-advocacy, resilience, and well-being to expand one’s own nursing leadership capacity and contribute to the advancement of the nursing profession.