School of Health Sciences
MSN Graduate Profile
Master Degree of Sciences in Nursing with Specialty in Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN FNP)
- Provide and manages primary care to clients with acute and chronic illnesses according to established national protocols and guidelines.
- Furnish primary health care services in a variety of settings with culturally diverse and high-risk populations.
- Analyze and interpret history, presenting symptoms, physical findings and diagnostic information to develop appropriate differential.
- Collaborate as autonomous yet interdependent members of multidisciplinary teams in order to provide comprehensive health services.
- Participate in clinical research such as program evaluation studies, which improve the quality of primary health care services and the advancement of nursing practice.
- Apply bio-ethical concepts while managing and researching primary health care populations.
- Demonstrate leadership by actively participating in legislative, political and socioeconomic issues, which influence health care services and the advancement of nursing.
- Utilize advanced knowledge and skills in the delivery of health care promotion, maintenance and illness prevention across the life-span to individuals, families and communities.
- Take responsibility for ones continuing education and professional organization active memberships through subscriptions of journals, attendance of conferences and knowledge of communication technologies.
- Employ appropriate nursing diagnostic and therapeutic interventions and regimens with attention to safety, cost, invasiveness, simplicity, acceptability, adherence and efficacy.
- Apply principles of epidemiology and demography in clinical practice by recognizing populations at risk, patterns of disease, and effectiveness of prevention and intervention.
- Use community/public health assessment information in evaluating client needs, initiating referrals, coordinating care, and program planning.
- Administrate medications based on efficacy, safety and cost as legally authorized and teach concerning drug regimens, drug side effects, and interactions.
- Evaluate the use of complementary/alternative therapies used by clients for safety and potential interactions.
- Evaluate results of interventions using accepted outcome criteria, revises the plan accordingly and consults/refers when needed.
- Schedule follow-up visits to appropriately monitor clients and evaluate health/illness care.
- Apply principles of self-efficacy and empowerment in promoting behavior change.
- Create a climate of mutual trust and establishes partnerships with clients.
- Preserve the client’s control over decision making, assesses the client’s commitment to the jointly determined, mutually acceptable plan of care, and fosters client’s personal responsibility for health.
- Maintain confidentiality while communicating data, plans, and results in a manner that preserves the dignity and privacy of the client and provides a legal record of care.
- Show respect for the inherent dignity of every human being, whatever their age, gender, religion, socioeconomic class, sexual orientation, and ethnic or cultural group.
- Accept the rights of individuals to choose their care provider, participate in care and refuse care.
- Recognize cultural issues and interacts with clients from other cultures in culturally sensitive ways.
- Respect the inherent worth and dignity of each person and the right to express spiritual beliefs as part of his/her humanity.