Learning with a purpose

Morningside College's MSN program is dedicated to providing the best education for its students.

The mission of the program is "To prepare advanced professional nurse leaders for mastering nursing knowledge and skills for the delivery of holistic health care and to serve as change agents addressing the evolving needs of the healthcare system to improve patient and population outcomes."

The vision of the program is simple. "Create a center dedicated to advancing nursing knowledge and practice that is responsive to the dynamic needs of healthcare and society."

With that mindset, the college has created eight major concepts of the Morningside College Nylen School of Nursing which include; Holistic Care, Communication, Critical Thinking, Nursing Process, Nursing roles, Ethics, Research as well as Life-long Personal and Professional Growth.

Upon completion of the MSN program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Synthesize knowledge from nursing and related sciences to deliver advanced nursing care while respecting diversity, human dignity and beliefs; and by accepting each individual as a holistic being with an integrated body, mind and spirit. (Holistic Care)
  2. Integrate advanced communication and information technology skills when interacting and collaborating with patients, families, populations and interprofessionals of the health care team. (Communication)
  3. Formulate decisions and behaviors using the critical thinking process to ensure advanced professional competency to deliver evidence-based clinical prevention and promotion interventions that improve patient and population health outcomes in a global and technical society. (Critical Thinking)
  4. Construct patient-centered care which synthesizes the holistic nature of nursing, determinants of health and diagnostic reasoning; and to improve patient outcomes across diverse settings while understanding that organizational and systems leadership are critical to promotion of quality and safe patient care. (Nursing Process)
  5. Engage in interprofessional collaboration while exhibiting appropriate nursing roles in the provision and management of health care with attention given to legal, social, political, economic and ethical issues that impact the quality and safety of patient and population outcomes. (Nursing Roles)
  6. Illustrate ethical analysis and clinical reasoning to assess, intervene and evaluate advanced nursing care delivery and professional and personal behavior. (Ethics)
  7. Integrate relevant research and evidence from multiple sciences, clinical judgment and interprofessional perspectives using translation processes to improve practice and health outcomes for patients and aggregates. (Research)
  8. Assume responsibility and accountability for personal and professional growth and integrity by engaging in life-long learning and a commitment to the values and principles governing the discipline of advanced practice nursing. (Life-long Personal and Professional Growth)