The graduate of the program of study leading to the Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Education degrees will:

  • Synthesize theoretical and empirical knowledge from educational and nursing research, the humanities and the sciences, and evaluate it for its use in guiding nursing and education research and practice.
  • Exhibit competence and confidence when assuming role responsibilities as a graduate with advanced level preparation.
  • Exemplify moral and ethical leadership through a concern for others, the management of nursing care, and a commitment to professional excellence in the delivery of health care and the profession.
  • Evaluate issues and opportunities in health care delivery from ethical, sociopolitical, technological and historical frameworks while providing leadership for change.
  • Validate and extend nursing knowledge through interpretation of and collaboration in nursing research.
  • Communicate orally and in writing in a scholarly manner.
  • Broaden knowledge of the principles and techniques of education in modern society.
  • Enhance specific knowledge of one major area of the field of education.
  • Obtain essential understanding and skills necessary for intelligent consumption of educational research.