The ICMSN will develop graduates who are:
1. Critical thinkers who engage in scholarly inquiry using current research to improve healthcare outcomes for individuals, families, populations and systems.
- Critically examine the literature to evaluate, determine and implement evidence based practice. (IV)
- Apply advanced knowledge of nursing and other disciplines to improve health care delivery in diverse populations and patient care settings. (I, VII, VIII)
2. Practitioners, educators and leaders who engage in professional discourse through written and verbal venues.
- Demonstrate professional communication skills through organization, critical thinking and dissemination of ideas through presentations and written documents. (II, VII, IX).
3. Nursing professionals who advance the culture of nursing excellence and best practices in healthcare through professional achievement and practice, interdisciplinary collaboration and lifelong learning.
- Employ health information technology to enhance direct and indirect patient care (V)
- Exhibit advanced nursing knowledge, competence and decision-making in the delivery of culturally appropriate patient care in the advanced practice role or concentration (IX).
- Model professional responsibility, ethical practice and continued professional growth through lifelong learning.
4. Nursing leaders who can direct interprofessional teams in advanced practice, educational and administrative roles in healthcare systems and diverse settings to promote quality improvement and effect positive change.
- Assess and evaluate the quality of health care practices and organizational effectiveness to improve healthcare outcomes and systems (II, III).
- Utilize leadership skills and interprofessional collaboration to identify and solve practice problems and enhance patient care through the integration of practice, theory and research (II, IV).
5. Ethically responsible nursing leaders who advocate for health policy to improve healthcare in all populations.
- Advocate for health care policy to impact nursing practice, healthcare delivery and patient outcomes (VI).