Objectives of the Master’s Degree Program
Expand knowledge and expertise in a specialty area of nursing
Investigate various theories related to the practice of nursing
Examine health issues and care delivery systems with regard to their implications for nursing
Evaluate nursing roles and their articulation with other health care roles in the planning and delivery of health care
Gain advanced knowledge in related physical, social and behavioral sciences and humanities
Develop abilities in facilitating collegial relationships in the planning and delivery of health care and conduct of collaborative research
Engage in directed scholarly study
Develop knowledge and skills in planning and implementing data/evidence-based change in nursing practice and health care delivery systems
Assume leadership roles in clinical nursing, teaching, or management, from a strong theory, evidence, and practice base
Develop skills in analyzing the social, political, ethical, technological, economic, and professional issues and their implications for nurses, nursing, and health care
Value the diversity of people of different genders, sexual orientation, ages, races, cultures, religions, nationalities, and beliefs and the ways in which these affect health and health care delivery
Teaching and Learning Statement
Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences MS Program Options:
These programs focus on the care of patients with complex health problems including adults with acute/critical and chronic illness and provides clinical preparation of Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners and Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialists with a strong foundation in pathophysiology, pharmacology, evidence-based management of complex patient problems, and leadership within the health care system.
This focus of this program is on the care of infants, children and adolescents with complex health including acute/critical and chronic illness and provides clinical preparation of Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioners with a strong foundation in pathophysiology, pharmacology, evidence-based management of complex patient problems, and leadership within the health care system.
This program is based on an understanding of health sciences theory and clinical preparation that shapes knowledge, judgment, and skills deemed necessary to provide primary health care management, health promotion, and disease prevention to adolescents and adults.
Students in this program are provided with the skills needed to deliver cutting edge, community-based primary health care to individuals and families across the lifespan, placing strong emphasis on health promotion as well as the development of positive health behaviors as they pertain to diverse groups at different developmental and age stages.
This program relies on framework of adolescent development, within which students learn to implement relevant health promotion interventions in children, assess, diagnose and manage minor acute and chronic health conditions in children, and educate children and families about positive child health practices.
Based on an understanding of health sciences theory and clinical preparation that shapes knowledge, judgment, and skills deemed necessary to provide primary health care management to women and newborns in this program.
This program combines the Family Nurse Practitioner and Nurse-Midwife programs to trains nurses capable both of midwife care and primary care across the lifespan. This program is especially well-suited to nurses looking to practice in rural or international settings.
This program combines the Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Nurse-Midwife programs to trains nurses capable both of midwife care and primary pediatric care. Pediatric Nurse Midwives continue to care for the mother while also providing primary care for her child throughout adolescence.
Department of Systems, Populations and Leadership:
Post-Masters (MS) Certificate Options:
Post-Masters Certificate Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Post-Masters Certificate Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
Post-Masters Certificate Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Post-Masters Certificate Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Post-Masters Certificate Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner
Post-Masters Certificate Nurse Midwife
Post-Masters Certificate Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner