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MSN Program Outcomes

The MSN Program will prepare graduates who will be able to:

  1. Synthesize the theoretical and empirical knowledge from the natural and behavioral sciences and the humanities with nursing theory in the delivery of advanced nursing practice, including education and/or leadership roles.
  2. Demonstrate accountability for activities of assistance, education, motivation, and advocacy in a variety of advanced nursing practice settings.
  3. Analyze current trends in health care to refine and expand one’s evidence-based advanced nursing practice.
  4. Analyze and apply research methodologies to evidence-based advanced nursing practice, in education and/or leadership settings.
  5. Incorporate an understanding of the social, economic, ethical, legal, cultural, and personal influences in the delivery of individualized and comprehensive nursing care at all three levels of preventive health care.
  6. Synthesize nursing knowledge and ethical decision making to achieve quality outcomes in advanced practice nursing in education and/or leadership settings.
  7. Utilize system-based resources to achieve effective team functioning and effect change within nursing education and/or practice settings.
  8. Demonstrate leadership skills through communication and collaboration with interdisciplinary team members to advance evidence-based nursing.
  9. Utilize information systems and technology to enhance evidence-based nursing practice, including education and/or leadership roles.


  1. Requirements are accurate to date. However, the University reserves the right to change requirements in the future, and will notify applicants should any changes be made.
  2. Applications remaining incomplete for over one year will be discarded.

Framingham State University

100 State Street

PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101


Phone: 508-620-1220