Learning Outcomes and Careers
The Nursing Leadership & Education Master’s degree at the University of Bridgeport is a new degree model designed to prepare nurses with expertise in organizational & systems leadership with adult learning theory and teaching methods that can improve outcomes in patients, communities and global healthcare environments.
Leadership and Education are currently two areas in desperate need of graduate level nurses to align leadership skills with nurse educator knowledge in order to synthesize and strengthen the nurse of tomorrow. A broader range of nursing expertise is needed to cross the divide between academia and practice. Graduates from this innovative graduate program will lead interdisciplinary teams to advance the transformation of healthcare and bridge the academic/practice divide.
Upon conclusion of the MSN Leadership and Education program, you will be able to:
- Execute leadership and decision making skills in the provision of quality and safe care delivery to individuals and populations across healthcare delivery systems
- Integrate epidemiological, social, core scientific and environmental data in drawing inferences regarding the health status of patient populations and interventions to promote optimal health
- Engage in scholarship to direct evidence-based practice and decision making
- Employ principles of business management within healthcare systems
- Demonstrate competence in communication and collaboration required to advance inter-professional partnerships
- Incorporate knowledge of curriculum development and design, implementing, and evaluating health education programs
- Demonstrate a leadership and educator role promoting professional nursing standards and policies in practice
- Incorporate ethical principles for promoting a just culture through caring and compassionate nursing practice
*Essentials are the AACN Essentials of Master’s Degree in Education, March 21,2011 Educational Planning
Potential Career Paths for graduates of the Leadership & Education Degree Program include these or any combination of these positions:
- Health System Leadership as managers or directors, administrators, strategic clinical leaders in leadership, quality & safety, research, education.
- Academic Leaders as nurse faculty, nurse educator, administrator, assistant or associate dean or director.
At UB, we have a futuristic view of nursing and have a framework to guide leaders into the formation of new and unique career paths.
Are you ready for a new career?