School of Nursing MSN Program Objectives and their Relationship to

UWG Mission/Purpose, Bread and Butter Goals, and Visionary Goals

 

The purpose of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is to prepare registered nurses for advanced practice in the areas of health systems leadership and nursing education. This program is congruent with the mission and purpose of the University of West Georgia by providing:

 

1.                    Quality graduate professional education for West Georgia.

2.                    Opportunities for intellectual and personal development through scholarly inquiry and service for the public good.

3.                    Educational excellence in a personal environment.

 

The following table demonstrates the relationship of the program objectives to UWG Bread and Butter Goals and Visionary Goals.

 

Graduates of the MSN Program will be able to:

Bread and Butter Goals

Visionary Goals

1. Utilize theoretical models in the management of health systems or the implementation of educational curricula and teaching strategies.

3.d. Includes faculty-directed student experiential learning, research, and professional activities.

7.c. Emphasizes regional service.

8. Promotes regional collaboration for community development.

9. Employs information technology.

1. Includes faculty-directed student research and professional activities.

4. Uses information technology.

5. Incorporates innovations in professional preparation.

2. Examine influences on nursing practice and education, including social, economic, ethical, legal, and cultural diversity issues.

 

3.d. Includes faculty-directed student experiential learning, research, and professional activities.

7.d. Promotes understanding of cultural diversity.

8. Promotes regional collaboration for community development.

1. Includes faculty-directed student research and professional activities.

5. Incorporates innovation in professional preparation.

3. Participate in research and research utilization related to improving nursing practice or education.

3.d. Includes faculty-directed student experiential learning, research, and professional activities.

7.c. Emphasizes regional service.

8. Promotes regional collaboration for community development.

9. Employs information technology.

1. Includes faculty-directed student research and professional activities.

4. Uses information technology.

5. Incorporates innovation in professional preparation.

4. Demonstrate critical thinking skills in implementing changes in the delivery of healthcare or in nursing education.

3.d. Includes faculty-directed student experiential learning, research, and professional activities.

7.c. Emphasizes regional service.

8. Promotes regional collaboration for community development.

1. Includes faculty-directed student research and professional activities.

5. Incorporates innovations in professional preparation.

5. Develop and implement leadership, management, and teaching strategies for the improvement of healthcare or nursing education. 

3.d. Includes faculty-directed student experiential learning, research, and professional activities.

7.c. Emphasizes regional service.

8. Promotes regional collaboration for community development.

1. Includes faculty-directed student research and professional activities.

5. Incorporates innovations in professional preparation.


 

Graduates of the MSN Program will be able to:

Bread and Butter Goals

Visionary Goals

6. Utilize a collaborative approach to improve nursing education, the quality of professional nursing practice and the healthcare system.

 

3.d. Includes faculty-directed student experiential learning, research, and professional activities.

7.c. Emphasizes regional service.

7.d. Promotes understanding of cultural diversity.

8. Promotes regional collaboration for community development.

1. Includes faculty-directed student research and professional activities.

5. Incorporates innovations in professional preparation.

7. Attain a level of scholarship congruent with preparation for doctoral study.

3.d. Includes faculty-directed student experiential learning, research, and professional activities.

9. Employs information technology.

1. Includes faculty-directed student research and professional activities.

4. Uses information technology.

5. Incorporates innovations in professional preparation.