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Chairperson, Assistant Professor

Patricia Ricci-Allegra PhD
Henderson Hall 215 A

Phone: (973) 290-4570

Title IV Compliance

MSN Goals and Learning Outcomes

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MSN Program Goals

  1. Build upon baccalaureate education in nursing and prepare registered nurses for leadership roles in education and management.
  2. Prepare the registered nurses in a selected role within the advanced roles of nurse educator and nurse leader.
  3. Provide educational foundation for doctoral study in nursing.
  4. Integrate spiritual, social and ethical values and beliefs in the construction of a personal philosophy as a nurse educator or nurse leader.
  5. Retain students with positive programming through active support and flexible programming (Program Completion Goal – 80% MSN students will complete the program in six semesters).
  6. Utilize frequent feedback from course evaluations, advisory board feedback and graduation survey to monitor student and program satisfaction (Graduate Satisfaction Goal – 80% will report satisfaction on the graduate survey.)
  7. Enhance students' abilities as competent leaders and educators which will result in a minimum of 80% of employers reporting satisfaction with our graduates.

MSN Program Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the MSN program in nursing are prepared to:

  1. Integrate advanced knowledge from science, nursing, the humanities, and related disciplines into practice.
  2. Employ a variety of evolving technologies and modalities in leading nursing and the delivery of care across healthcare settings.
  3. Apply research findings in the development of evidence-based nursing practice.
  4. Design, analyze, implement, and evaluate practice outcomes using extant/emerging literature, research, theories, models, and ethical and legal principles.
  5. Synthesize selected nursing and health-related theories to prepare graduates for interprofessional practice in a complex, dynamic health care environment.
  6. Disseminate research findings in the advancement of evidence-based nursing practice and leadership strategies.
  7. Analyze trends and issues in nursing and health care, and exercise leadership in creating a preferred future for nursing in the care delivery environment, nursing education, and practice.
  8. Integrate spiritual, social, and ethical values and beliefs in the construction of personal philosophy as a nurse leader.
  9. Design, implement and evaluate strategies that recognize the multicultural, gender, and experiential influences on nursing care.
  10. Utilize acquired knowledge and skills in the pursuit of lifelong learning.