The American Association of Colleges of Nursing: Essentials of Masters Education in Nursing Due The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2011) has an all-round document that specifies the essentials of master’s education in nursing. The document specifically addresses that a Masters’ nursing education must include an informed background of practices in Sciences and Humanities, Quality and Safety in healthcare, Leadership, scholarship and nursing practice and healthcare informatics, technology, policy and advocacy (Castledine 2010). The document also specifies essential nursing practice at master’s level, Population Health and Clinical Prevention for Health Improvement and Inter-professional Collaboration for Population and Patient Health Improvement Outcomes (AACN 2011).
The Chamberlain College of Nursing (CCN) has a vision of producing extraordinary nursing professionals who will transform global healthcare. The mission of the college elaborates the vision statement with specifications in experience, innovation, academic excellence, integrity, and leadership and world-class service for transformation of global healthcare. In line with the mission and vision, CCN has a purpose of preparing its graduate nurses for advanced healthcare outcomes. This philosophy of CCN is directly related to AACN’s provisions of essentials of master’s education in nursing. However, production of extraordinary professional requires individual dedication and determination from the master’s students that the college cannot provide (Porter & Malloch 2011). The CCN and ACCN document share in the spirit of improvement of global healthcare through quality, service, technology, innovation, excellence and leadership for the nursing master’s graduates.
According to AACN (2011), masters-prepared nurse can undertake such roles as a nurse educator, nurse administrator, and specialist in clinical nursing, nurse midwife, nurse practitioner, or nurse anesthetist. Both Finkelman (2012) and Castelidine (2010) outline that; the nurse must have the codes and ethics of the nursing professional. Nursing as a profession has perpetual variation and flexibility with continued and advancement and growth (Cherry & Jacob 2010, Castledine 2010).
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