Nur-502 week 1 master’s-prepared nurse interview
MSN-prepared (Master of Science Nursing) nurses are able to perform at a higher level because they have acquired specific skills through advanced training. A MSN nurse could have gained the following competencies and may be using them today.
- A MSN prepared nurse is equipped with advanced clinical skills, whether it’s in pediatrics, mental health, critical care or geriatrics. The MSN-prepared nurse has the skills and knowledge to manage and assess complex situations in patient care, take evidence-based care decisions and deliver high-quality healthcare.
- MSN prepared nurses are equipped with leadership abilities, which include the ability of leading interprofessional team, communicating effectively, managing resources, and promoting patient care and safety. These nurses have the skills to play leadership roles within healthcare organizations. They can also make significant contributions in nursing practice.
- Nurses with MSN degrees have acquired competencies in the areas of education including curriculum design, teaching and assessment. The nurses can provide education to patients, their families and other healthcare providers.
- MSN nurses are competent in both research and evidence-based practices. They are able to critique literature and design research studies.
- MSN nurses are competent in informatics. This includes the use of information and technology systems for patient care, communication, and clinical decision making. It is possible to use health information technologies (HITs), such as electronic health records, in order to enhance the safety and quality of patient care.
The MSN prepared nurse is equipped with a wide range of skills that are indicative of advanced training. They can provide excellent care, manage teams, teach others, do research and use technology in support of patient care.