MSN Expected Program Outcomes

The MSN program, in alignment with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs (amended 2013), has identified expected student, alumni, and  faculty outcomes used to evaluate MSN program effectiveness.  The student outcomes include: program completion rates, certification examination pass rates, employment rates, achievement of expected student learning outcomes, student satisfaction with courses and instruction, and student satisfaction with overall program effectiveness and in meeting expected student learning outcomes. NOTE:  MSN expected student learning outcomes, align with the Essentials of Master's Education (2011) and are informed by other professional nursing standards and guidelines.

Alumni expected outcomes include alumni satisfaction with overall program effectiveness and in meeting expected student learning outcomes.

The MSN program has identified six expected faculty outcomes that are consistent with and contribute to the achievement of Benedictine University (BU) and the DONH mission and MSN goals and expected program outcomes. The expected faculty outcomes are consistent with expectations outlined in the BU Faculty Handbook and include criteria for teaching excellence, scholarly and professional involvement and achievement, and university service.  The MSN expected faculty outcomes include: teaching effectiveness, educational preparation, scholarship – presentations, scholarship - publications, professional development/continuing education, and university service. 


MSN Expected Student Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate competence in the integration of nursing and the related sciences required to analyze, design, implement, and evaluate aggregate outcomes of nursing care in diverse populations. (Essentials I, II )

  • Apply leadership skills and decision making in the provision of quality and safe care delivery to individuals, populations, or communities across healthcare delivery systems. (Essentials III, VIII)

  • Analyze information and systems related to continuous quality initiatives that promotes evidence-based practice and improved healthcare outcomes. (Essentials III, V, VIII)

  • Apply research outcomes in the practice setting, resolve practice outcomes across healthcare environments and communicate results intended to advance clinical practice. (Essentials I, IV)

  • Demonstrate competence in the application and determination of appropriate health care informatics and emergent technologies designed to improve health care outcomes. (Essentials V)

  • Advocate for policies that lead to improved health outcomes for populations and improvement of the quality of the healthcare system. (Essentials III, VI, VII)

  • Demonstrate competence in the communication, collaboration, and consultation skills required to advance interprofessional teams and partnerships. (Essentials VII)

  • Advocate for culturally competent and ethical care that promotes health and improvement of health among individuals, populations, or communities. (Essentials I, VIII)

  • Be committed to personal and professional growth through continuing education and lifelong learning. (Essentials VII, IX)

  • Demonstrate competence in a chosen area of advanced practice (nurse educator or executive nurse leader) that promotes positive health care outcomes for individuals, populations, or systems. (Essentials I, VIII, IX)

Nurse Educator Concentration Expected Student Learning Outcomes

  • Facilitate learning of individuals and groups using relevant theories of nursing, teaching and learning, evaluation, and technological innovation. (Essentials I, V, VIII; NLN Nurse Educator Competencies 1, 2)

  • Utilize evidence-based research to guide decisions in selecting educational interventions to improve nursing practice and patient outcomes. (Essentials IV, VIII; NLN Nurse Educator Competencies 1, 3, 7)

  • Apply educational theory and research to the development and evaluation of nursing and healthcare curricula. (Essentials I, III; IV; NLN Nurse Educator Competencies 3, 4)

  • Develop a nurse educator career plan focused on professional growth. (Essentials IX; NLN Nurse Educator Competencies 5, 6, 7)

Nurse Executive Leader Concentration Expected Student Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the requisite knowledge and leadership skills focused on health promotion outcomes for individuals, populations or communities across the health care delivery system. (Essentials VII, IX; AONE Competencies 2, 3; ANA Standards of Nursing Administration Practice 3, 5B, 6, 7, 15)

  • Lead ethical nursing practice through effective communication and relationship building with interprofessional teams and key stakeholders. (Essentials II, VII; AONE Competencies 1,3; ANA Standards of Nursing Administration Practice 5a, 5c, 10, 11, 12)

  • Lead innovative evidence-based nursing practice that reflects systems thinking, best practices, and organizational change theory. (Essentials I, II; AONE Competencies 1, 2; ANA Standards of Nursing Administration Practice 1, 5, 5B, 8, 13)

  • Demonstrate competency in financial management, human resource management, and strategic and operational planning within the healthcare setting. (Essentials I, II, IX; AONE Competencies 3, 5; ANA Standards of Nursing Administration Practice 2, 4, 5, 7, 14, 15 )

  • Develop an executive leadership development career plan focused on professional growth. (Essentials IX; AONE Competencies 3, 4; ANA Standards of Nursing Administration Practice 8, 9) 

 

Department of Nursing and Health
Benedictine University
Contact Us
Lisle, College of DuPage, Morton College and Triton College cohorts:
Hicela Woods,
Associate Director of Non-Traditional Programs

By mail
Benedictine University
Lownik Hall, Room 068
5700 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532

E-mail: hwoods@ben.edu
Phone: (630) 829-6637
Fax: (630) 829-4301
Hours: 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. M-F
Springfield and Decatur cohorts:
Janet Richter, M.A.
Director of Development for Adult and Graduate Programs

By mail
Benedictine University at Springfield
Becker Library: L-29
1500 North 5th Street
Springfield, IL 62702
E-mail: jrichter@ben.edu
Phone: (217) 718-5276
Fax: (217) 528-9871
Hours: 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. M-F