Master of Nursing Informatics

Program learning outcomes: What Will I Learn?

  1. Integrates nursing's scope of practice, professional standards, and specialty knowledge to implement the role of the master's prepared nurse across healthcare settings.
  2. Applies concepts and theoretical frameworks to guide thinking, improve performance, analyze policy, and allocate resources.
  3. Establishes collaborative partnerships with diverse constituencies and interprofessional teams to address needs and influence change.
  4. Translates research evidence to promote safe, cost-effective, quality practice.
  5. Develops approaches to the delivery of healthcare that address the ethical, legal, cultural, social and policy needs of diverse stakeholders and populations.
  6. Designs strategies using information technology to inform decisions and improve outcomes.
  7. Uses effective communication strategies with multiple stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes.
  8. Integrates principles and concepts of leadership in professional practice environments.

Evidence of Student Learning - Internal: How will the program measure what I have learned?

Outcome 1: Integrates nursing's scope of practice, professional standards, and specialty knowledge to implement the role of the master's prepared nurse across healthcare settings.

Assessment Method: In NUR514: Professional Role Development, students complete a professional portfolio and self-marketing plan. Part of the assignment relates to students having to create a professional position description for a master's prepared nurse. Components of the assignment include the required competencies, scope of practice standards, and the specialty knowledge needed to implement the role of the master's prepared nurse across healthcare setting.

Results: Since the launch 91.14% (144/158) of students achieved a grade of "B" or better on the professional portfolio and self marketing plan. The criterion is highly achieved.

Outcome 2: Applies concepts and theoretical frameworks to guide thinking, improve performance, analyze policy, and allocate resources.

Assessment Method: In NUR502 students participate in a graded assignment in which they write a Concept Analysis paper. In this paper the student selects a nursing theory, focusing on one specific concept in the theory, analyzes the concept and applies the concept to a specific practice situation.

Results: For the past year 83% (160/193) of students achieved a grade of "B" or better on the Concept Analysis paper. The criterion is met.

Outcome 3: Establishes collaborative partnerships with diverse constituencies and interprofessional teams to address needs and influence change.

Assessment Method: In NUR541, students participate in a graded assignment that involves a community needs assessment. Part of the assessment includes the student's selection of health related problem, issue or risk involving a selected aggregate followed by a discussion of how a master's prepared nurse would establish collaborative partnerships with the diverse community and interprofessional team in order to address the identified need and influence change.

Results: In this course 95.43% (167/175) of students achieved a grade of "B" or better on the Community Needs Assessment assignment. The criterion is highly achieved.

Assessment Method: In NUR 680, student identify collaborative partnerships with diverse constituencies and intra-professional teams to address needs and influence change around the decision support systems in place in health care facility.

Results: In the course NUR 680 94.62% (88/93) of students achieved a grade of "B" or better on the individual graded assignment: Executive Presentation Paper for Decision Support System (DSS). The criterion is highly achieved.

Outcome 4: Translates research evidence to promote safe, cost-effective, quality practice.

Assessment Method: In NUR513, students complete a graded assignment that involves Evidence-Based Practice. Part of the assignment relates to how students would implement the EBP change and how the change promotes safe, cost-effective, quality practice.

Results: In this course 89.03% (138/155) of students achieved a grade of "B" or better on the graded assignment Evidence-Based Practice. Criterion is met.

Outcome 6: Designs strategies using information technology to inform decisions and improve outcomes.

Assessment Method: In NUR531, students participate in a graded assignment that involves an analysis of two different healthcare delivery systems. Part of the analysis includes a discussion of strategies that can be used to make performance improvements (improve outcomes) including allocation of resources such as the use of information technology.

Results: 95.7% (156/163) of students earned a grade of "B" or better on the individual paper "Healthcare Delivery Systems Analysis". The criterion is highly achieved.

Outcome 8: Integrates principles and concepts of leadership in professional practice environments.

Assessment Method: During the Capstone Retreat Presentation, students enrolled in NUR644, NUR670, and NUR685, present a project summary that each completed in the healthcare organization/agency or educational setting. During their presentations, each student includes a discussion of the leadership principles and concepts that they used while completing their projects.

Results: 100% (107/107) of students achieved a grade of "B" or better on the Capstone Retreat Presentation. The criterion is highly achieved.

 

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