Family Nurse Practitioner Track Goals and Outcomes
Master’s-degree program goals
(Informed by American Association for Colleges of Nursing Master’s Essentials)
- Apply leadership skills to transform health care.
- Utilize multiple interprofessional and interdisciplinary perspectives to work and communicate as teams.
- Apply nursing science to improve health and reshape health systems through transformative research with an emphasis on aging, rural health and diverse communities.
- Practice cultural inclusiveness in research, practice, leadership and community engagement.
- Create engaged and interactive approaches to nursing education, research and practice using innovative technology.
Expected student aggregate outcomes for the master’s degree
- At least 80 percent of master’s-degree students will graduate on time (within two years).
- Students will be satisfied (average score of 3.5 on a 5-point Likert scale) with their education program as measured by the end-of-program survey.
- 90 percent of graduates will find employment in a health care setting.
- 100 percent of graduates will demonstrate competency through their culminating experience (thesis or comprehensive exam).
Family nurse practitioner track: expected aggregate student outcomes
(informed by National Task Force on Quality Nurse Practitioner Education (NTF) National Organization of Nurse Practitioners (NONP))
- 90 percent of family nurse practitioner students will pass the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Exam or the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Certification Exam on the first attempt.
- 90 percent of family nurse practitioner graduates will find employment in a health care setting.
- 50 percent of family nurse practitioner graduates will practice in medically underserved areas (MUAs) or health professional shortage areas (HPSAs).
- 75 percent of nurse practitioner graduates will practice in a primary care setting.