1) Integrates scientific findings from nursing, biopsychosocial fields, genetics, public health, quality improvement, and organizational sciences for continual improvement of patient care across diverse settings.
2) Utilizes organizational and systems leadership to promote high quality and safe patient care.
3) Applies methods, tools, performance measures and standards related to quality improvement and safety within organizations.
4) Participates as a change agent in translating and integrating scholarship and evidence into practice settings to optimize quality patient outcomes.
5) Utilizes patient-centered and communication technologies to integrate, coordinate, deliver, and enhance health care.
6) Intervenes at the system level through the policy development processes and employing advocacy strategies to influence health and health care.
7) Participates, consults, communicates and collaborates as a member and leader of interprofessional teams to manage and coordinate care.
8) Applies and integrates broad organizational, client-centered, culturally appropriate concepts in planning, delivery, managing, and evaluating evidence-based clinical prevention and population care and services to individuals, families and aggregates/identified populations.
9) Provides competent evidence based advance-practice nursing care as a family nurse practitioner to diverse individuals, families, and groups and manages health and illness across the continuum of care and across the lifespan.
10) Provides care in a compassionae manner that respects, protects, and enhances spiritual integrity, human dignity, cultural diversity, and demonstrates the Healer's art.
The master of science degree program emphasizes clinical expertise and includes nursing theories and concepts as well as extensive clinical experience. Practice based on the best evidence is an important component of the program, and students are required to write a thesis, develop an innovative clinical project, or complete a scholarly evidence-based paper of a relevant clinical problem.
Requirements for Degree.
59-62 (depending on culminating writing experience selection): minimum 53-56 course work hours plus 6 thesis (Nurs 699R) or project (Nurs 698R) hours; or a scholarly evidence-based paper (Nurs 623, 631).
Nurs 555, 600, 601, 603, 605, 606, 607, 608, 609, 619, 621, 622, 624, 625, 626, 628, 630, 632, 635R; 698R or 699R; or 623, 631.
- Electives: determined in consultation with graduate committee.
- Thesis/Project or a scholarly evidence-based paper.
- Examination: oral defense of thesis or project.
- Impromptu essay
- Current RN licensure in good standing in Utah
- Basic statistics course
- Access to a car
- BS in Nursing
- Completed an undergraduate pathophysiology course