Program Goals

Upon successful completion of the DNP, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Evaluate systems responses to health and illness as a basis for the promotion, restoration and maintenance of health and functional abilities and the prevention of illness
  2. Integrate advanced knowledge of nursing theories, related sciences and humanities, and methods of inquiry in the care diverse populations
  3. Design quality, cost effective nursing interventions based on the knowledge of interrelationships among person, environment, health and nursing
  4. Measure outcomes to evaluate nursing and health systems in diverse settings
  5. Demonstrate role competence as a Doctor of Nursing Practice in providing care to individuals and families including rural and vulnerable populations
  6. Translate research to support evidenced-based practice for diverse populations
  7. Initiate changes in the healthcare system through the implementation and evaluation of health policies that strengthen the healthcare delivery system
  8. Apply systems concepts to prevent and solve complex healthcare delivery problems

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