Master of Science in Nursing
The program aims to:
- Promote excellence in the education of nurses for the advanced role as leaders in healthcare.
- Cultivate Christian values of compassion, excellence, human dignity, justice, sacredness of life and service in the profession of the nurse leader.
- Prepare graduates for the advanced role in nursing leadership through the application of nursing theory and evidence-based practice.
- Foster self-direction in pursuit of lifelong learning and personal and professional development.
- 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:
- Demonstrate the core values of compassion, excellence, human dignity, justice, sacredness of life, and service within the advanced nursing practice role.
- Employ holistic critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning to guide nursing actions in advanced nursing practice situations.
- Develop articulate communication skills for use in client care, teambuilding, advanced practice, education, research, and leadership.
- Function as a leader in advanced nursing practice.
- 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.
- Demonstrate professional expertise in knowledge development, clinical practice, research, systems leadership, and communication technologies.
- Synthesize and integrate knowledge from nursing and relevant sciences to influence quality care in advanced nursing practice that affects healthcare outcomes across varied populations.