Program Goals and Outcomes

Nova Southeastern University nursing programs prepare nurses at the baccalaureate (BSN), masters (MSN) and doctorate (Ph.D. and D.N.P.) levels.

Program Goals

  1. Integrate knowledge, theory, and evidence-based research into current nursing practice.
  2. Assume a leadership role as the registered professional nurse in healthcare systems and diverse community settings.
  3. Engage in activities for continued professional growth

Program Outcomes

  1. Exhibit leadership that support of healthcare policies that promote safe quality nursing care within complex health care systems.
  2. Integrate evidence-based practices that support decision-making in the delivery of nursing care.
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of patient and family centered nursing care based on nursing theories and evidence-based practice.
  4. Incorporate the concepts derived from liberal education to build an understanding of the human experience.
  5. Incorporate technology and information management to promote a safe practice environment.
  6. Engage in inter-professional collaboration to improve population health while considering fiscal and material resources in the delivery of safe nursing care.
  7. Integrate legal, ethical and professional values within generalist nursing practice.
  8. Collaborate with the inter-professional health community to provide culturally and spiritually competent patient and family centered care in health promotion and disease/injury prevention.

MSN Program Goal

The graduate program builds on baccalaureate education and prepares graduates for advanced roles within the discipline of nursing.

MSN Program Outcomes

  1. Exhibit leadership through collaboration to promote quality and safety for improved patient outcomes.
  2. Transform clinical and educational practice through the integration of evidence.
  3. Design innovative strategies to improve practice environments.
  4. Incorporate knowledge of ethical and legal issues relevant to advanced nursing roles.
  5. Advocate for equitable healthcare policies that improve population health.
  6. Promote a culture of lifelong learning embracing professional nursing standards and values.

Education Track Outcomes

The student successfully completing the education track will be able to:

  1. Utilize evidence in educational design, implementation, and evaluation.
  2. Employ instructional strategies that recognize the diverse learner.
  3. Implement assessment and evaluation methods in a variety of learning environments.
  4. Analyze the teaching, scholarship and service roles of the nurse educator.

Health Systems Leadership Track Outcomes

The student successfully completing this track will be able to:

  1. Integrate leadership and systems theories to promote quality and safety within complex health systems.
  2. Utilize technology, evidence, and inter-professional collaboration to improve patient outcomes in complex health systems.
  3. Apply business principles and practices within a healthcare delivery model.
  4. Design change strategies to meet regulatory standards based on analysis of current trends and data.

Nursing Informatics Track Outcomes

  1. Examine the role of nursing informatics competencies and the professional standards on nursing informatics practice
  2. Develop skills necessary to implement health information technology for knowledge management and quality improvement.
  3. Describe key legal, regulatory, and ethical issues related to the utilization of health information technology.
  4. Apply leadership concepts to support the utilization of health information technology within the healthcare system.

Family Nurse Practitioner Outcomes

  1. Design evidenced based advanced nursing care for the target population.
  2. Integrate theory, evidence, clinical judgment and inter-professional perspectives to improve health care outcomes for the target population.
  3. Employ information systems technology and inter-professional collaboration to optimize safe and cost-effective health care outcomes.
  4. Develop, implement, and evaluate clinical prevention and population health activities within scope of practice.

Program Goal

The PhD in Nursing education program builds on masters in nursing education and prepares graduates for roles as leaders, researchers and educators within the discipline of nursing education.

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the PhD in Nursing Education program will be able to:

  1. Conduct research that generates nursing and nursing education knowledge though testing and refining of theory.
  2. Integrate health care and educational policy advocacy and leadership into the role of a nurse educator.
  3. Assume the role of nurse educator with the ability to design learning opportunities in educational settings using instructional strategies to meet the needs of diverse populations.
  4. Collaborate with other disciplines in the developing of an integrated view of knowledge in order to educate competent health care providers responsive to the needs and concerns of society.

Program Goal

The purpose of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Nova Southeastern University is to prepare advanced practice nurses at the highest professional level of nursing practice to advance the application of nursing knowledge for the purpose of improving health care for diverse populations.

Program Outcomes

  1. Implement and evaluate nursing practice, including innovative approaches, based on scientific knowledge.
  2. Assume organizational and system leadership in the analysis, delivery, and management of nursing care.
  3. Critique and selectively translate science to guide clinical decision making, practice standards, and program development.
  4. Appraise and utilize current technologies to advance the quality and accessibility of care.
  5. Evaluate and influence health care policy and systems.
  6. Employ skills in effective communication, collaboration, consultation and leadership to create change that will improve patient and population health outcomes.
  7. Demonstrate expertise in developing, implementing and evaluating clinical prevention and population health activities within contemporary society.
  8. Assume specialized roles in advanced clinical practice.