The expected aggregate outcomes for graduates of the MSN curriculum are as follows:
The goal of the master's degree program is to prepare nurses for advanced practice leaders in nursing education and nursing administration. The education program includes both didactic work and select preceptored experiences in their specific track. Each student completes the graduate-nursing core including advanced nursing practice roles, nursing theory and health care policy, research, evidence-based practice and statistics, and ethics. The advanced practice core also includes advanced pathophysiology, health assessment and pharmacology with content and experiences relevant to the advanced practice area of study. Specific clinical content includes health care technology, diagnostic evaluation, health supervision and clinical decision-making. The UWF nursing master's degree program is scheduled for its first accreditation evaluation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education in fall 2013. The college is a member of the Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing of the Southern Regional Board and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.