Master of Science in Nursing | Mercy College

Master of Science in Nursing

Program Information

Program Goals
The program aims to:
  1. Promote excellence in the education of nurses for the advanced role as leaders in healthcare.
  2. Cultivate Christian values of compassion, excellence, human dignity, justice, sacredness of life and service in the profession of the nurse leader.
  3. Prepare graduates for the advanced role in nursing leadership through the application of nursing theory and evidence-based practice.
  4. Foster self-direction in pursuit of lifelong learning and personal and professional development.
  5. Prepares graduates to address top priorities in global health based on needs and emerging health issues.
Program/Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the MSN program at Mercy College of Ohio, the graduate will:
  1. Demonstrate the core values of compassion, excellence, human dignity, justice, sacredness of life, and service within the advanced nursing practice role.
  2. Employ holistic critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning to guide nursing actions in advanced nursing practice situations.
  3. Develop articulate communication skills for use in client care, teambuilding, advanced practice, education, research, and leadership.
  4. Function as a leader in advanced nursing practice. 
  5. Integrate scholarship into advanced professional practice through intellectual inquiry, generating scholarly activities, and unique nursing knowledge through research, and applying new knowledge to advanced nursing practice.
  6. Demonstrate professional expertise in knowledge development, clinical practice, research, systems leadership, and communication technologies.
  7. Synthesize and integrate knowledge from nursing and relevant sciences to influence quality care in advanced nursing practice that affects healthcare outcomes across varied populations.

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