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Outcomes of Master's Education in Nursing
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Citation Information: International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship. Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages –, ISSN (Online) 1548-923X, DOI: 10.2202/1548-923X.1057, October 2004
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This qualitative, descriptive study examined changes in perspective experienced by 22 recent graduates of Masters in Nursing programs from three Ontario universities. Participants responded to semi-structured, taped interviews and recounted personal, practice, and attitudinal changes they could attribute to completing a Masters program in Nursing. Among outcomes were personal ones including greater self-confidence, credibility, and acuity of critical thinking. Deeper and broader world-views of the profession and health care were evident. All participants valued evidence-based practice, reporting greater use of multiple information sources. Participants communicated with other professionals on more equal terms and some described a multicultural function, translating knowledge between staff nurses and members of other disciplines. Pride in nursing and its potential for shaping health care was a recurring theme. More professional opportunities became available following Masters studies. The outcomes of this study contribute to understanding the effects of graduate education in nursing.