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Graduate Degree Programs

Graduate Student Learning Outcomes

MSN-Nursing Education

At the completion of the MSN-Nursing Education degree program, graduates of the Texas A&M College of Nursing will be prepared to:

  1. Integrate scientific findings from nursing, biophysical science, genetics, public health, quality improvement and organizational sciences for the continual improvement of nursing care across diverse settings.
  2. Utilize organizational and systems leadership in developing working relationships and making ethical and critical decisions to promote quality and safe care.
  3. Apply principles, methods and tools of quality improvement within an organization to promote quality care.
  4. Work as a change agent to apply and disseminate research outcomes within the practice setting.
  5. Use patient care and communication technologies to enhance patient care.
  6. Intervene at the system level to develop and implement policies that influence health care.
  7. Collaborate with other health care professionals to manage and coordinate care.
  8. Integrate organizational, client centered and culturally centered approaches to plan, deliver and evaluate health care for individuals, families and populations.
  9. Influence health care outcomes by integrating advanced knowledge into direct and indirect care.

MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner

At the completion of the MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner degree program, graduates of the Texas A&M College of Nursing will be prepared to: 

  1. Conduct a comprehensive and systematic assessment of health and illness incorporating ethical, diverse and culturally sensitive approaches.
  2. Design, implement and evaluate therapeutic and preventative interventions based on nursing science, and other sciences and humanities.
  3. Develop and sustain therapeutic relationships and partnerships with individuals, families or populations.
  4. Use effective communication strategies to develop, participate and lead interprofessional teams and partnerships.
  5. Demonstrate advanced levels of clinical judgment, systems thinking and accountability in designing, delivering and evaluating evidence-based care to improve patient outcomes.
  6. Demonstrate organizational and systems leadership in the provision of quality and safe patient care.
  7. Integrate principles of quality improvement, informatics and current and emerging technologies to optimize patient outcomes.
  8. Guide, mentor and support nurses and others to achieve excellence in patient care.
  9. Educate and guide individuals and groups in health-related transitions throughout the lifespan.
  10. Analyze the links among practice, organizational, population, fiscal and policy issues to advocate for improved patient outcomes.

MSN-Forensic Nursing

At the completion of the MSN-Forensic Nursing degree program, graduates of the Texas A&M College of Nursing will be prepared to: 

  1. Integrate scientific findings from nursing, biophysical science, genetics, public health, quality improvement and organizational sciences for the continual improvement of nursing care across diverse settings.
  2. Utilize organizational and systems leadership in developing working relationships and making ethical and critical decisions to promote quality, safe care.
  3. Apply principles, methods and tools of quality improvement within an organization to promote quality care.
  4. Work as a change agent to apply and disseminate research outcomes within the practice setting.
  5. Use patient care and communication technologies to enhance patient care.
  6. Intervene at the system level to develop and implement policies that influence health care.
  7. Collaborate with other health care professionals to manage and coordinate care.
  8. Integrate organizational, client centered and culturally centered approaches to plan, deliver and evaluate health care for individuals, families, and populations.
  9. Influence health care outcomes by integrating advanced knowledge into direct and indirect care.
  10. Respond to victims and perpetrators of trauma, injury, accidents, neglect, abuse, exploitation, and all forms of violence within complex systems using evidence-based protocols.
  11. Design interdisciplinary education and crime prevention strategies to address community needs at the primary, secondary and tertiary prevention levels.
  12. Provide nurse advocacy for victims of violence through unbiased, thorough documentation of assessments, and proper evidence collection and preservation in a manner useful in civil and criminal court proceedings.

Graduate Forensic Health Care Certificate

At the completion of the graduate certificate program, graduates of the Texas A&M College of Nursing will be prepared to:

  1. Respond to victims and perpetrators of trauma, injury, accidents, neglect, abuse, exploitation, and all forms of violence using evidence-based protocols within systems.
  2. Translate current research and policies to clinical encounters with persons experiencing violence, injury, trauma, accidents, neglect, abuse, exploitation, and all forms of victimization
  3. Articulate the role and processes of criminal and civil courts in seeking justice for victims of violence.
  4. Document techniques to collect and preserve evidence with integrity, competence, and respect.        
  5. Formulate interdisciplinary approaches within systems to address health-related problems associated with accidents, trauma, crime, victimization, abuse, neglect, exploitation, and all forms of violence.
  6. Integrate knowledge of cultural diversity in working with victims and survivors of violence.
  7. Advocate for the needs and interests of victims of violence to improve access to services.
  8. Design interdisciplinary education and crime prevention strategies to address community needs at the primary, secondary and tertiary prevention levels.