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The American Association of College of Nursing ( AACN ) Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing reflect the profession’s continuing call for imagination, transformative thinking, and evolutionary change in graduate education. Knowledge, expanding technologies, increasing diversity, and global health challenges produce a dynamic environment for nursing and amplify nursing’s critical contributions to health care. The competencies that support the objectives outlined in the MSN program are a critical component of the Keiser MSN program and core to graduate nursing master’s education.
The Master’s degree programs in nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-877-6791.
These Essentials are core for all master’s programs in nursing and provide the necessary curricular elements and framework, regardless of focus, major, or intended practice setting. These Essentials delineate the outcomes expected of all graduates of master’s nursing programs.
The dynamic nature of the healthcare delivery system underscores the need for the nursing profession to look to the future and anticipate the healthcare needs for which nurses must be prepared to address. The complexities of health and nursing care today make expanded nursing knowledge a necessity in contemporary care settings. The transformation of health care and nursing practice requires a new conceptualization of master’s education. Master’s education in nursing must prepare the graduate to:
Lead change to improve quality outcomes;
Advance a culture of excellence through lifelong learning;
Build and lead collaborative interprofessional care teams;
Navigate and integrate care services across the healthcare team;
Design innovative nursing practices;
Translate evidence into practice.
Classification: Baccalaureate College—General
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