Goals of the Master of Nursing Program are to prepare graduates who are able to:
- Evaluate the adequacy of underlying knowledge from nursing science, related fields, and professional foundations as it informs nursing practice.
- Competently assess, manage health-related issues with a defined population or care system, and evaluate the effectiveness of these nursing practices.
- Utilize knowledge and skills in professional practice among diverse and multi-cultural populations.
- Demonstrate competence in development of inquiry relevant to practice, education, or administration.
- Develop and utilize leadership strategies that foster improvement of healthcare.
- Articulate ethical issues and responsibilities involved in nursing practice.
To support and document progress toward accomplishing these goals, each graduating student is required to submit a portfolio of work completed during the student's residence at UW Tacoma.
Approved by Graduate Faculty in 2008 and by UW Tacoma Nursing Faculty in 2009.