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Graduate Nursing Programs
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Program Outcomes: MSN

Cedar Crest College is a private, four-year women’s liberal arts college located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The Graduate Nursing Program offers tracks in nursing education and nursing administration and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000.

Graduate Nursing Program Outcomes for 2016 alumni

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Mission of the Cedar Crest College Graduate Nursing Program

The mission of the Cedar Crest College Graduate Nursing Program is to educate and prepare future nurse leaders to function in the roles of nurse educator or nurse administrator within a global community.

Master of Science in Nursing Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Synthesize knowledge from a variety of resources and experiences to develop a comprehensive, ethical approach to nursing care delivery in a global society.
  2. Articulate the issues and trends that affect the social, economic, political, and institutional forces that influence nursing and health care delivery.
  3. Function as a change agent and leader to improve the quality and outcomes of health care in accordance with professional nursing standards and evidence-based practice.
  4. Reflect an awareness of self and others and convey ideas in a variety of contexts.

Competencies for the Nursing Education track

Upon completion of the Nursing Education track, the graduate will be able to:

Note: Adapted from the National League for Nursing Core Competencies of Nurse Educators with Task Statements (2005).

Competencies for the Nursing Administration track

Upon completion of the Nursing Administration track, the graduate will be able to:

Note: Adapted from the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and the American Nurses Association (ANA) Scope and Standards for Nurse Administrators

Graduate Nursing Program Curriculum

The curriculum of the Graduate Program at Cedar Crest College is based on the professional standards, guidelines, and competencies of the:

The graduate nursing program is designed to prepare students to function as nurse leaders in a wide variety of practice and educational settings. A curricular emphasis on evidence-based practice prepares graduate students to translate and integrate current best practices, contribute to nursing’s unique body of knowledge, and advance the profession of nursing.

Graduate Nursing Program Clinical Experiences

Students in NUR 525 select a practice area of their choice to complete practicum hours. In NUR 535, students may have practicum hours in the areas of academia, staff development, or patient education. In NUR 545, students have practicum hours with nurse leaders in a variety of health care settings.




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