School of Nursing

Doctor of Nursing Practice


Upon completion of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, the graduate will be able to achieve the following outcomes:

  1. Initiate, facilitate and participate in professional, collegial and collaborative efforts.
  2. Identify healthcare needs and interventions for individuals, families and populations.
  3. Design, implement, manage and evaluate organizational systems to address complex healthcare delivery needs and problems.
  4. Provide educational, clinical, and administrative leadership at the local/state/national levels.
  5. Meet the challenges and needs of an increasingly complex health care delivery system as it relates to healthcare policy, standards of care and practice guidelines for advanced nursing practice.
  6. Integrate high ethical, legal and professional standards into: a) decision making in clinical practice; b) application of research; and c) use of technology and information systems.
  7. Design, monitor and evaluate clinical systems, processes, policies and procedures.
  8. Generate a caring, collegial, collaborative nursing practice environment.
  9. Analyze social, economic, political and policy components affecting healthcare planning and delivery.
  10. Synthesize and integrate divergent viewpoints for the purpose of providing culturally competent healthcare.
  11. Translate, evaluate and apply research for evidence-based practice.
  12. Integrate knowledge from theories of nursing as well as natural and social sciences into clinical practice.