MSN Learning Outcomes

All graduates of the program are prepared to:

  • utilize appropriate theories to provide high quality nursing care
  • provide cost-effective, ethical, and quality management of health care resources in diverse settings
  • apply knowledge of the Health Care Delivery System through utilization of appropriate system mechanisms
  • synthesize research findings for practice utilization
  • conduct and participate in nursing research studies

Upon successful completion of the MSN program, graduates are eligible to sit for national certification examinations. Once certified, graduates must apply for a Certificate of Authority to practice as an Advanced Practice Nurse in the State of Ohio or in the state in which they intend to practice.

Graduates of the Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist option are prepared to:

  • practice in advanced nursing roles and provide care to the entire adult/older-adult age spectrum across the continuum of care from wellness to acute care. The patient population of the Adult-Gerontology CNS practice includes young adults (including late adolescents and emancipated minors), adults, and older adults (including young-old, old, and old-old adults)
  • incorporate a variety of theories from nursing and related fields into adult-gerontological nursing practice and management roles.
  • analyze social issues related to the health care delivery system and advanced nursing practice.

Graduates of the School Nurse option are prepared to:

  • work in the clinical practice specialty of school health utilizing advanced practice nursing roles.
  • incorporate a variety of theories from nursing and related fields into nursing practice and management roles.
  • analyze social issues related to the Health Care Delivery System and advanced nursing practice.

Graduates of the Nurse Anesthetist option are prepared to:

  • administer anesthesia in a variety of practice settings to patients needing anesthesia care.
  • utilize advanced practice nursing roles within the Health Care Delivery System.

Graduates of the Nurse Education option are prepared to:

  • practice in advanced nurse educator roles within Academic, Health Care Delivery and Community settings.
  • incorporate a variety of theories from nursing and related fields into nursing practice and education roles.
  • analyze social issues related to Health Care Delivery Systems and nursing education.

Graduates of the Family Nurse Practitioner option are prepared to:

  • provide primary care to families and persons of all ages within the health care delivery system
  • incorporate a variety of theories from nursing and related fields into the nurse practitioner role
  • analyze social issues related to the health care delivery system and advanced nursing practice