Masters Outcomes

Incorporating systems theory concepts, ANA Social Policy Statement (1995), relevant ANA Standards of Care, AACN Essentials for Master's Education for Advanced Practice Nursing (1996),National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF); and the California Board of Nursing, the master's nursing graduate will:

  1. Apply critical thinking and ethical decision-making including the use of the nursing and research processes;
  2. Provide theory and research-based culturally competent, safe therapeutic nursing interventions for clients in advanced nursing practice;
  3. Employ advanced interpersonal skills in professional relationships with clients, families/caregivers, and multidisciplinary health care team members;
  4. Support health promotion and disease prevention activities in developing and monitoring holistic plans of care for well and at-risk clients, considering access, quality and cost;
  5. Demonstrate the collaborative and leadership skills required in advanced nursing practice within a multidisciplinary and multicultural (community) health care context;
  6. Plan, implement, and evaluate advanced nursing practice that promotes and preserves health and healthy lifestyles of individual clients and aggregates;
  7. Plan, implement, and evaluate advanced therapeutic nursing practice in a rapidly changing, multicultural health care environment;
  8. Implement care management, including but not limited to case management, resource management, advocacy, and outcome evaluation;
  9. Employ information technology in advanced nursing practice to evaluate and improve heath care delivery and outcomes;
  10. Actualize the advanced nursing practice role by incorporating professional standards, ethical guidelines, legal mandates, and professional activities.