The RN to MSN Nursing Informatics Program at WCU aims to provide students with learning outcomes that increase the quality of nursing care.
Upon graduation, the RN to MSN Informatics student will be able to demonstrate the following skills:
- Integrate nursing science and related fields, such as physiology, statistics, psychosocial, political, financial, genetics, public health and organization sciences in the continued improvement of nursing across the continuum of 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 interprofessional working relationships.
- Demonstrate the skills needed to affect quality improvement that incorporates the various models, standards and performance measures necessary to apply quality principles, within any type of organization.
- Apply evidence-based research in clinical practice by identifying actual or potential practice problems in a setting and resolving them through the role of change agent.
- Demonstrate proficiency in computer skills both technical and in the application of informatics to enhance, deliver, communicate, 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 individual health and health care systems.
- Communicate and coordinate inter-professionally 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 scientific and nursing-specific knowledge with the ability to integrate that knowledge into nursing practice that influences health care outcomes for individual, families, populations and/or systems.