DNP Learning Outcomes
Why earn a DNP? As the national healthcare system is focused on patient-centered care and improved outcomes, there is a strong demand for nursing leadership prepared to be catalysts for change and decision makers.
The emphasis of the program is interprofessional collaboration, leadership and critical evaluation of outcomes, systems improvement, and policy advocacy to effectively manage change and employ strategies for advancing programs of care and clinical practice in complex, healthcare care settings.
Upon completion of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program students will:
- Integrate nursing science, ethics, biophysical, psychosocial, analytical, and organizational sources to provide the highest level of specialty nursing practices.
- Develop, implement, and evaluate healthcare practices in healthcare systems that ensure quality improvement and patient safety.
- Use analytic methods and evidence-based practices to improve practice outcomes and the practice environment.
- Implement and evaluate ethical healthcare information systems and patient care technology to improve the quality of patient health outcomes and care systems.
- Advocate for healthcare practices that advance social justice, equity, and ethical policies within all healthcare arenas.
- Employ interprofessional collaborative teams to improve patient and population health outcomes and healthcare delivery systems.
- Lead the integration and institutionalization of (evidence-based) clinical prevention and population-based health guidelines.
- Use clinical judgment, systems thinking, accountability, and specialized knowledge to design, deliver, and evaluate evidence-based, culturally proficient care to improve patient, population, and health systems outcomes.