The vision of the Master of Science in Nursing program is to provide a curriculum which:
- Allows entry into the advanced practice nursing roles.
- Is based on Christian principles and values, as well as sound nursing and education theory.
- Promotes evidence-based practice in meeting the health and education needs for select client populations.
- Promotes life-long learning and a foundation for doctoral study.
- Focuses on professional and community involvement.
The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor also offers a Leadership in Nursing Education track within its Doctoral Program. More information can be found on the Doctor of Education website.
The Graduate Program in the Scott and White College of Nursing supports the missions of the Scott and White College of Nursing and the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor through innovative teaching methods and the integration of practical experiences in both clinical and classroom teaching. The Master of Science in Nursing program builds on a foundation of undergraduate nursing education to prepare registered nurses for an advanced functional role that requires increased accountability, expertise, and leadership. The mission of the graduate program of the Scott and White College of Nursing is to prepare excellent nurse educators, leaders, and practitioners by providing specialty practice with an expanded theoretical and empirical knowledge base. The Scott and White College of Nursing strives to prepare nurses who use Christian values and professional principles.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the curriculum, it is expected that graduates of the program will:
- Use informatics and technology to design and implement safe, effective, and efficient practice models based on evidenced-based rationales.
- Integrate professional, ethical, moral, legal and spiritual concepts to improve outcomes within a multi-cultural, global environment.
- Develop scholarly contributions to enhance the body of nursing knowledge.
- Evaluate nursing’s contributions to the improvement of healthcare policy and systems in a diverse global society.
- Formulate strategies to facilitate the education of individuals, families, communities, and aggregates/clinical populations within the multi-disciplinary health care team.