National League for Nursing - Core Competencies
Competencies for Graduates of Master's Programs
Function as a leader and change agent in one's specialty area of practice to create
systems that promote human flourishing.
Make judgments in one's specialty area of practice that reflect a scholarly critique of
current evidence from nursing and other disciplines and the capacity to identify gaps
in knowledge and formulate research questions.
Implement one's advanced practice role in ways that foster best practices, promote
the personal and professional growth of oneself and others, demonstrate leadership,
promote positive change in people and systems, and advance the profession.
Spirit of Inquiry
Contribute to the science of nursing in one's specialty area of practice by analyzing
underlying disparities in knowledge or evidence; formulating research questions; and
systematically evaluating the impact on quality when evidence-based solutions to
nursing problems are implemented.
NLN Education Competencies Model includes core values, integrating
concepts, and program outcomes.
here to view a monograph providing comprehensive information about outcomes
and competencies and the model.
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