Upon completion of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, the graduate will be able to achieve the following outcomes:
- Initiate, facilitate and participate in professional, collegial and collaborative efforts.
- Identify healthcare needs and interventions for individuals, families and populations.
- Design, implement, manage and evaluate organizational systems to address complex healthcare delivery needs and problems.
- Provide educational, clinical, and administrative leadership at the local/state/national levels.
- 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.
- 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.
- Design, monitor and evaluate clinical systems, processes, policies and procedures.
- Generate a caring, collegial, collaborative nursing practice environment.
- Analyze social, economic, political and policy components affecting healthcare planning and delivery.
- Synthesize and integrate divergent viewpoints for the purpose of providing culturally competent healthcare.
- Translate, evaluate and apply research for evidence-based practice.
- Integrate knowledge from theories of nursing as well as natural and social sciences into clinical practice.