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Program of Study
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The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) offers a program of graduate study leading to a Master of Science (MS) degree in nursing.  The Advanced Generalist Master of Science (AGMS) program prepares professional nurses as advanced generalists and is designed to provide students with the clinical leadership skills essential for the integration of evidence-based practice at the patient-provider interface and coordination of care delivery processes that will improve client outcomes in a cost-effective, fiscally responsible manner. Graduates will have an exceptional blend of clinical, organizational, economic, and leadership skills and be prepared to contribute to health care reform.

What is an advanced generalist nurse?

With advanced education in nursing, individuals are able to assume leadership roles to make a difference in the clinical setting.  At the point of care, the advanced generalist acts as the care coordinator for a group of clients while providing direct care in complex cases. Advanced generalists evaluate client out-comes, assess client risks, and promote client and family advocacy. The advanced generalist role is not limited to the acute care settings; advanced generalist-prepared nurses focus on delivering effective and efficient care in a fiscally responsible manner across the health continuum.