Master of Science in Nursing
Chatham University’s Nursing Programs prepare graduates, bachelors through doctoral level, on campus and around the world, to advance the quality and safety of healthcare.
The Chatham University master’s in nursing programs assist individuals in acquiring the knowledge and skills to lead in the current and emerging healthcare fields. Students receive core knowledge based on AACN (2011) Essentials and specialized knowledge and skills in their concentration of leadership, education or information technology. Learning focuses on integrating evidence-based findings from nursing and other fields for continual improvement of nursing care. Students will gain an understanding of health policy and advocacy, and analyze and synthesize innovative approaches to complex issues in health care delivery. Students construct techniques of effective communication and collaboration with all members of the health care team. As clinical leaders they have an advanced understanding of physical assessment, pathology, pharmacology and health promotion. Chatham University nursing students will function effectively in many healthcare arenas and be prepared for further education at the doctoral level.
Upon completion of the program the student will:
- Integrate scientific findings from nursing and other fields for continual improvement of nursing care.
- Synthesize organizational and systems leadership principles to promote high quality and safe patient care.
- Implement quality improvement principles to promote high quality and safe patient care.
- Critique evidence with an understanding of quantitative and qualitative research to guide decision-making.
- Analyze current and emerging trends & technologies to support quality health care.
- Construct effective communication strategies for working effectively in teams and collaboratively with other health care providers.
- Analyze and synthesize innovative approaches to complex issues in health care delivery at the local, state and national level based on understanding of health policy and principles of advocacy.
- Design evidence-based and culturally relevant clinical prevention interventions.
- Conduct a comprehensive and systematic physical assessment as a basis for decision-making.
- Advance nursing practice through education, informatics, or leadership utilizing didactic and experiential learning.