Program Outcomes – Doctor of Nursing Practice

Upon completion of the Master of the Doctor of Nursing Practice, the graduate will be able to:

  • Integrate nursing science and theories from other disciplines in the development and evaluation of new practice approaches that will improve health care delivery.
  • Effect changes in clinical nursing practice through organizational and systems leadership using systems theory as a framework for quality improvement.
  • Critically analyze current evidence to implement quality improvement modalities to promote effective, efficient and safe patient centered care.
  • Use information systems and technology to improve and transform health care, which contributes to improved patient outcomes.
  • Implement health policy initiatives that focus on clinical prevention and optimal health for vulnerable populations while advocating for social justice, equity, and ethical polices in health care.
  • Collaborate with all members of the health care team to improve patient-centered care and to benchmark outcomes and quality improvement initiatives.
  • Implement and analyze clinical prevention and intervention initiatives for diverse populations in order to effect improvement in the nation’s health.
  • Advance the nursing profession through leadership initiatives that support other nurses to achieve excellence in advanced nursing practice.
  • Lead with ethical comportment in all aspects of advanced nursing practice.