MSN Program Goals and Objectives


The Master of Science in Nursing Program educates nurses for:

  • Advanced nursing roles in healthcare;
  • Collaborative roles in healthcare;
  • Serving diverse populations;
  • Inquiry into the theoretical bases of diverse disciplines; and
  • Pursuing doctoral education in nursing.


Graduates of the Master of Science in Nursing program will:

  • Function effectively in advanced nursing practice, integrating the art and science of nursing into the advanced role.
  • Serve as an effective leader, role model and advocate for clients in clinical practice and in education.
  • Generate advanced knowledge of the social, political, ethical, technical, cultural, spiritual, environmental and economic factors influencing the healthcare system and higher education.
  • Integrate knowledge of theory and research in advanced nursing areas.
  • Demonstrate accountability and responsibility in developing advanced nursing roles.
  • Scientifically investigate issues relevant to advanced nursing and nursing education.
  • Evaluate personal scholarship, professional growth and excellence in practice.

College of Nursing

Clow Social Science Center
Room C210
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901