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Mission, Goals and Outcomes

The mission of Morehead State University Department of Nursing is to promote health and well-being among the people of northeastern and eastern Kentucky, the greater Commonwealth, and extending to those whom our graduates serve in our global community. In an academic environment that is responsive to health care changes situated within respective cultures, it is through excellence in nursing education in all programs, service, and commitment to scholarly activities that this mission is accomplished.
  1. Promote the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes in graduates necessary  to function in the advanced practice role as a family nurse practitioner.
  2. Provide graduates with a foundation for transition to successful doctoral study.
  3. Provide an environment that embraces persons from diverse cultures, varying philosophies, ethnicity and gender.
  4. Foster an environment of scholarship to advance care practices.
  5. Serve the citizens of Eastern Kentucky, the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the global citizenry through the application of clinical prevention and population health.
Expected Program Outcomes
The graduate of the MSN FNPP will be able to:
  1. Integrate knowledge from nursing, other fields and research findings into safe,effective, culturally appropriate client centered care for clients across the lifespan.
  2. Demonstrate effective leadership, quality improvement and informatics skills at the organizational and systems levels.
  3. Interpret translate and disseminate evidence based findings to improve client care process and outcomes.
  4. Effectively collaborate with the interprofessional health care team to manage and coordinate care.
  5. Demonstrate clinical prevention and population health strategies for individuals, groups and populations.
  6. Demonstrate advanced nursing practice that utilizes clinical reasoning skills to positively influence health care outcomes.
  7. Demonstrate professional behaviors that are ethical, legal, fiscally responsible and politically informed to effect positive health care outcomes.