MSN Graduate Profile | Universidad Ana G. Méndez, Recinto de Gurabo

School of Health Sciences

MSN Graduate Profile

Master Degree of Sciences in Nursing with Specialty in Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN FNP)
  1. Provide and manages primary care to clients with acute and chronic illnesses according to established national protocols and guidelines.
  2. Furnish primary health care services in a variety of settings with culturally diverse and high-risk populations.
  3. Analyze and interpret history, presenting symptoms, physical findings and diagnostic information to develop appropriate differential.
  4. Collaborate as autonomous yet interdependent members of multidisciplinary teams in order to provide comprehensive health services.
  5. Participate in clinical research such as program evaluation studies, which improve the quality of primary health care services and the advancement of nursing practice.
  6. Apply bio-ethical concepts while managing and researching primary health care populations.
  7. Demonstrate leadership by actively participating in legislative, political and socioeconomic issues, which influence health care services and the advancement of nursing.
  8. Utilize advanced knowledge and skills in the delivery of health care promotion, maintenance and illness prevention across the life-span to individuals, families and communities.
  9. Take responsibility for ones continuing education and professional organization active memberships through subscriptions of journals, attendance of conferences and knowledge of communication technologies.
  10. Employ appropriate nursing diagnostic and therapeutic interventions and regimens with attention to safety, cost, invasiveness, simplicity, acceptability, adherence and efficacy.
  11. Apply principles of epidemiology and demography in clinical practice by recognizing populations at risk, patterns of disease, and effectiveness of prevention and intervention.
  12. Use community/public health assessment information in evaluating client needs, initiating referrals, coordinating care, and program planning.
  13. Administrate medications based on efficacy, safety and cost as legally authorized and teach concerning drug regimens, drug side effects, and interactions.
  14. Evaluate the use of complementary/alternative therapies used by clients for safety and potential interactions.
  15. Evaluate results of interventions using accepted outcome criteria, revises the plan accordingly and consults/refers when needed.
  16. Schedule follow-up visits to appropriately monitor clients and evaluate health/illness care.
  17. Apply principles of self-efficacy and empowerment in promoting behavior change.
  18. Create a climate of mutual trust and establishes partnerships with clients.
  19. Preserve the client’s control over decision making, assesses the client’s commitment to the jointly determined, mutually acceptable plan of care, and fosters client’s personal responsibility for health.
  20. Maintain confidentiality while communicating data, plans, and results in a manner that preserves the dignity and privacy of the client and provides a legal record of care.
  21. Show respect for the inherent dignity of every human being, whatever their age, gender, religion, socioeconomic class, sexual orientation, and ethnic or cultural group.
  22. Accept the rights of individuals to choose their care provider, participate in care and refuse care.
  23. Recognize cultural issues and interacts with clients from other cultures in culturally sensitive ways.
  24. Respect the inherent worth and dignity of each person and the right to express spiritual beliefs as part of his/her humanity.