School of Nursing Baccalaureate Program Goals and Expected

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University of Massachusetts Lowell
School of Health and Environment
Department of Nursing
Department of Nursing Baccalaureate Program Goals and Expected Outcomes
Baccalaureate Program Goals
The Baccalaureate program prepares nurse generalists who:
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Apply professional standards (ANA, 2004) in a variety of settings serving diverse populations;
Demonstrate competency in the application of nursing knowledge in practice; and
Participate as members of the nursing profession.
Baccalaureate Curriculum Objectives
The Baccalaureate program prepares nurse generalists who:
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Develop therapeutic relationships with individuals, families, groups, and communities;
Utilize critical thinking and ethical principles in the implementation of standards of practice;
Collaborate with clients, families, and health care professionals in the delivery of care;
Utilize research findings in practice;
Demonstrate the ability to promote health in diverse populations; and
Participate in efforts to influence health care policy.
Baccalaureate Expected Student Outcomes
Graduates of the Baccalaureate Program are prepared to:
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Practice nursing in any health care setting;
Sustain life-long learning; and
Contribute to the profession of nursing.
(approved on 12/14/04 at a departmental faculty meeting)
Department of Nursing Master’s Program Goals and Expected Outcomes
Master’s Program Goals
The Master’s Program prepares advanced practice nurses who:
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Provide health care to diverse populations
Demonstrate professional leadership roles
Master’s Curriculum Objectives
The objectives of the Master’s Program curriculum are to provide advanced practice nursing
education focusing on:
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Health promotion of diverse populations
Management of health problems in collaboration with clients, families and health professionals
Leadership in the profession
Research utilization for evidence-based practice
Master’s Program: Student Outcomes
Students of the Master’s program are prepared to:
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Practice in the advanced nursing role of the specialty
Collaborate with clients, peers and other health professionals
Demonstrate leadership in the profession of nursing
(approved on 12/14/04 at a departmental faculty meeting)
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