After reading GCU mission and vision statement and the AACN’s Essentials for Master’s Education for Advanced Practice nursing

After reading GCU mission and vision statement and the AACN’s Essentials for Master’s Education for Advanced Practice nursing, both have the same elements that provide the students with information and prepare them to use critical thinking in their work force area. Both organizations expect its students to possess strong decision making and the ability to think critically. In addition, students will have good teaching skills and be able exchange information and be in a leadership position to provide extraordinary care to the community that they serve.

Both GCU and AACN believe that a master-prepared nurse should be an active participant to lead change, promote health and elevate care in various roles and settings.