James Madison University

Master of Science in Nursing Program


MSN Student Learning Outcomes

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program has adopted specific Student Learning Outcomes shared by all concentrations. The graduate of the Master of Science in Nursing program will:

  1. Effectively integrate and communicate professional role with clients,  colleagues, and other stakeholders.
  2. Demonstrate cultural competence and advocacy in the ethical delivery of care to vulnerable populations.
  3. Utilize knowledge from sciences, humanities, and nursing to promote health, prevent disease, and collaborate with interprofessional colleagues to provide health care to individuals, families, groups, and populations.
  4. Contribute to nursing knowledge through the scholarship of translating, integrating, and applying evidence-based practice.
  5. Analyze economic, policy, environmental and social forces to impact health care delivery, quality of care, and safety.

Additional Nurse Practitioner Concentration Objectives


The nurse practitioner graduate will demonstrate an ability to:

  1. Synthesize assessment data to diagnose and manage patient health and illness needs (NONPF Domain I)
  2. Effectively serve as client partner and advocate within the health care delivery system to meet client needs. (NONPF Domain II; V)

Additional Nurse Administration Objectives


The nurse administration graduate will demonstrate ability to:

  1. Provide oversite and management of unit (or organization) financial resources to assure cost effective care.
  2. Demonstrate competency in the strategic management of human and material resources in nursing organizations to improve patient outcomes.

Additional Clinical Nurse Leader Objectives


The clinical nurse leader graduate will demonstrate ability to:

  1. Demonstrate effective leadership strategies to improve patient care outcomes.
  2. Influence health care design using evidence based strategies to effectively meet patient health needs.