The core courses and directed practicum offer expanded study in the health care areas of advocacy, program management, education, clinical practice, research, and health policy formulation. WCU prepares our graduates to formulate an inspirational perspective of nursing, incorporating a wide range of theories from nursing and other sciences. Individuals who complete the core and educational component will be qualified to teach nursing.
The MSN program is committed to the development of the nursing professional who can:
- Integrate the various sciences from nursing and such other fields as physiology, statistics, psychosocial, political, financial, genetics, public health and the organizations sciences in the continued improvement of nursing across the continuum of various health care settings.
- Provide leadership in a variety of settings that promote high quality safe patient care that also incorporates ethical decision making and effective working relationships across a variety of disciplines.
- Demonstrate the skills needed to effect quality improvement that incorporates the various models, standards and performance measures necessary to apply quality principles, within any type of organization.
- Apply evidenced based research in clinical practice by identifying actual or potential practice problems in a setting and resolving them through the role of change agent.
- Demonstrates proficiency in computer skills both technical and in the application of informatics to enhance, deliver, communicate and integrate and coordinate patient care.
- Recognize the need for and ability to affect policy changes by using the policy development process and advocacy strategies to influence health and health care.
- Communicate and coordinate with a variety of health professionals in a variety of settings to manage and coordinate care.
- Identify and integrate the various evidenced based practices of health promotion and disease prevention using client centered, culturally and age appropriate concepts in the nursing process of services to individuals, families and broad based aggregate populations.
- Demonstrate an advanced level of nursing and relevant sciences and the ability to integrate that knowledge into nursing practice that influences health care outcomes for individual, families, populations or systems.