1. Synthesize theoretical knowledge from nursing, organizational, social, and biological sciences and apply to advanced nursing practice in the areas of health promotion, illness prevention and management, and maintenance of function across the health-illness continuum with individuals and families.
2. Critique and analyze research knowledge and utilize scientific evidence as a basis for advanced nursing practice.
3. Analyze individual, societal, political, and health care system forces that affect the health of individuals and families in the community, and advanced nursing practice roles in providing quality, cost-effective, and ethical care.
4. Utilize holistic health assessment, critical thinking, and clinical decision making skills to develop and monitor comprehensive, client-based, culturally competent, and holistic plans of care.
5. Gain competency in transitioning to the advanced practice roles of health care provider, collaborator, consultant, advocate, teacher, and professional nursing leader.