About Our Program
Graduate Program Objectives
When students graduate, they are expected to be able to:
- Integrate theoretical perspectives from nursing science and related sciences as a framework for planning holistic care to enhance, modify, or support the health patterns of client systems in various environmental contexts.
- Demonstrate competence in advanced nursing practice with focus on direct and indirect delivery of care and evaluation of outcomes for defined client systems.
- Demonstrate critical thinking and effective communication skills for advanced nursing practice as a part of a multidisciplinary team within various environmental contexts.
- Design programs for defined client systems in health promotion, maintenance, restoration and palliation within a framework of population-focused advanced nursing practice.
- Demonstrate professional roles to operationalize standards of care and to effect change in nursing practice.
- Critically appraise available evidence in the planning and delivery of safe and effective care.
- Participate in the political process to influence health and social policy.
- Demonstrate legal, ethical, and financial accountability from the perspective of advanced nursing practice and within various environmental contexts.
- Exhibit a commitment to excellence in nursing practice and to advancement of the discipline of nursing through engaging in scholarly inquiry.
The College of Nursing is authorized to have a clinical presence in all states, except Arizona, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Tennessee.
In Washington, Master of Science in Nursing and Post-MSN Certificate programs are authorized; Doctor of Nursing Practice programs are not.