Student Learning Outcomes
The goals of the MSN program flow from the GC core values. Upon graduation, the graduate demonstrates:
A life that is Christ-Centered with
- A faith that is active and reflective
- An understanding of ethical and moral issues to expand the advocacy role of the advanced practice nurse or clinical nurse leader.
- A sensitivity and responsiveness to the spiritual needs of self and others
A life of Passionate Learning, through
- Utilization of knowledge from nursing, natural and social science and the arts in the management of patient health/illness status or management of Microsystems of care.
- Interpretation and evaluation of research for the initiation of change, improvement of nursing practice, management of health outcomes, and provision of high quality health care
- Utilization of the research process for addressing clinical problems
- Development of a foundation for doctoral study in nursing
A life of Servant Leadership, based on
- A synthesis of knowledge into a personal leadership style that contributes to health for individual, family and community
- Promotion of policy development related to the emerging roles within nursing
- Assimilation of knowledge in providing health education and health promotion activities
A life of Compassionate Peacemaking with
- Contribution to health outcomes through advocacy within the profession, interdisciplinary healthcare team, and the care of individuals, families and communities
- Application of advanced knowledge in the discipline to specific and vulnerable populations
A life of Global Citizenship with
- Taking initiative in providing culturally sensitive care
- Exploring personal and professional values in light of growing health disparities in the community and world.
- Assimilating knowledge of conflict transformation and social justice issues that are responsive to diverse needs of the individual, family and community.