Program goals: MN

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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.