By completion of the program the graduate will be able to
- Articulate the role of the master's-prepared nurse within the philosophical, ethical, and theoretical framework of nursing science.
- Use knowledge and analytical skills to appraise the contextual environment of health care in order to inform and influence decision making across the health care system.
- Apply knowledge and skills from multiple disciplines in the use of clinical and management information systems to improve client care.
- Establish collaborative partnerships with diverse constituencies and interdisciplinary teams to pursue health-related goals and influence change.
- Apply principles and theories of performance improvement, systems thinking, health policy, and resource allocation to manage the health care enterprise or outcomes.
- Assume a leadership role in developing systems that provide care for individuals and populations.
- Use advanced communication strategies with multiple stakeholders to address professional and health care system issues and achieve goals.
- Develop approaches to health care delivery that address the ethical, legal, social, and political requirements of diverse populations and stakeholders.
- Create culturally sensitive and responsive environments of care.
- Incorporate the scope of practice, professional standards, and specialty knowledge to implement the role of the master¿s-prepared nurse in a variety of settings.
- Develop evidence-based practice using the research process to enhance safe, cost-effective, quality care.
- Take responsibility for lifelong learning, act as a role model, and make contributions to the profession.
All Excelsior College nursing programs are accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) formerly known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. (NLNAC), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000. The ACEN is a specialized accrediting agency for nursing recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Minimum of 143 credits: at bachelor's phase - 60 in general education, 56 in nursing components; at the graduate level - 10 for phase I, 12 for phase II and 5 for phase III.