At the end of the DNP program, the graduate you will be able to:
- Integrate nursing science with knowledge from biophysical, psychosocial, analytical and organizational sciences as the basis for the highest level of nursing practice. Indicators/measures: Successful completion of the D.N.P. curriculum, peer reviewed publications of clinical research and practice related to the prevention of disease, health promotion and expert practice.
- Design programs or initiatives that will ensure patient safety, improved patient outcomes that demonstrate professional accountability. Indicators/measures: Patient outcomes data, completion of residency requirements and individually directed CQI (continuous quality improvement) project.
- Provide intra- and interprofessional leadership in accomplishing change in health care and complex health care delivery systems. Indicators/measures: Completion of evidence-based project, residency requirements, evaluation of healthcare outcomes, presentations of clinical research and indicators of expert practice in professional meetings and conferences.
- Apply information technology and research methods to establish evidence-based outcomes as the best support for practice. Indicators/measures: Completion of courses in Management of Information Systems, Analytical Methods, Clinical Research, Evaluation of Healthcare Outcomes.
- Demonstrate leadership in the development of institutional, local, federal and/or international health policy. Indicators/measures: Completion of courses in Advanced Practice, Health Systems and Policy, Social, Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare, and Residence; editorial activities such as serving as peer reviewer of journal articles and books, or serving as editor for nursing journals; collaboration in the development of interdisciplinary standards for patient care.
- Synthesize concepts related to clinical prevention in developing and evaluating interventions to address health promotion/disease prevention. Indicators/measures: Completion of courses in Evaluation of Health Care Outcomes, Human Genetics, Epidemiological Management of Populations, Health Systems and Policy; state, regional, national and/or international recognition or awards for expert practice and initiatives.
- Demonstrate an advanced level of clinical judgment, cultural sensitivity and system knowledge in designing and delivering care of improve the health outcomes of individuals, aggregates and populations. Indicators/measures: Data on patient outcomes, completion of the evidence-based project and residency requirements, evidence of influence on health policy and practice throughout the field.