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Master's Entry Program in Nursing goals

  1. Integrate scientific findings from the liberal arts and the natural and behavioral sciences in their nursing practice.
  2. Provide evidence-based, innovative, person-centered care, with diverse populations, across a wide range of settings, utilizing leadership, clinical reasoning, technology, an appreciation for cultural and social differences and health literacy.
  3. Influence policy development through the implementation of strategies designed to promote social justice and promote equity in health and health care.
  4. Communicate and collaborate effectively as a member of the health care team to deliver, integrate, coordinate and evaluate care for diverse individuals, families, communities and populations.
  5. Improve health care quality, value and access through the utilization of evidence-based quality improvement methods, informatics and by implementing evidence-based practice changes.
  6. Apply leadership skills, stewardship and ethical decision making to promote high quality, accessible and safe patient care across a wide range of settings.
  7. Participate in population-based health promotion and disease prevention strategies with diverse individuals, families, communities and populations.
  8. Demonstrate a commitment to life-long learning and continuous professional development in addressing the needs of diverse individuals, families, communities and populations in an ever-evolving health care system.

Expected aggregate student outcomes

The five, primary expected aggregate student outcomes for the Master of Science in Nursing Degree Program are shown below. Click on an outcome to learn more.

The inaugural class of master’s-degree entry students graduated in December 2017. Outcomes will be added as available. The below outcomes are based on the first two classes and will be updated over time. 

Goal: At least 80% of master’s-degree entry students will graduate on time.

Faculty and staff with the master’s-degree entry program are committed to helping all students finish successfully. 100% of 2016-17 and 2017-18 students graduated on time. 98% of 2018-19 students graduated on time.

Goal: 90% of Master’s Entry Program in Nursing graduates will pass the National Council Licensure Examination - Registered Nurse (NCLEX) on the first attempt, in alignment with the national average.

Scores for 2019 MEPN graduates are in process. As of June 2020, 83.33% of 2019 graduates passed the NCLEX on the first attempt. Of the 2018 graduates, 100% passed the NCLEX on a first or later attempt with 81% passing the NCLEX on the first attempt. Of the 2017 graduates, 100% passed the NCLEX on a first or later attempt and 79% passed on the first attempt. 

Goal: Master’s Entry Program in Nursing students will be satisfied (average score of 3.5 on a 5-point Likert scale) with their education program as measured by the end-of-program survey.

Program satisfaction is high. For graduates to date, the average score for Master’s Entry Program in Nursing graduates was 4.09.

Goal: 90% of graduates will find employment in a health care setting.

96% of 2017 graduates and 91% of 2018 graduates reported their employment in a health care setting. Employment rates for 2019 graduates available in fall 2020.

Goal: 100% of graduates will demonstrate competency through their culminating experience.

100% of graduates to date demonstrated competency through their culminating experience.