College of Nursing
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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program Outcomes
DNP Program Outcomes are statements of learner-oriented, practice-ready expectations written in measurable terms that express the knowledge, skills, or behaviors that the graduate should be able to demonstrate upon completion of the nursing program.
- Apply knowledge for advanced nursing practice, including analyzing, synthesizing, translating, and implementing established and evolving evidence.
- Demonstrate, foster, and design respectful, compassionate, coordinated, evidence-based, advanced holistic care considering the individual, their family, and others.
- Analyze population health data and interventions within the healthcare delivery continuum and advocate for interventions and partnerships across multiple sectors and disciplines to improve equitable health outcomes.
- Conduct and participate in the generation, synthesis, translation, implementation, and dissemination of nursing knowledge to improve health and transform healthcare delivery and policy.
- Lead the translation, implementation, and evaluation of established and emerging principles of safety and quality improvement science.
- Engage in intentional collaboration across professions and lead teams to optimize care, enhance the healthcare experience, and improve outcomes.
- Proactively design, coordinate, and evaluate resources needed to provide safe, ethical, high-quality, and equitable care to diverse populations.
- Innovate, employ, and evaluate information and healthcare technologies to drive and improve the delivery of safe, ethical, high-quality, and efficient healthcare services in accordance with best practices and professional and regulatory standards.
- Form and cultivate a sustainable professional advanced-practice nurse identity, which demonstrates accountability, perspective, collaborative disposition and bearing, and reflects nursing’s characteristics and values.
- Enhance emotional intelligence, mindful clinical practice, self-care engagement, concentration expertise, ethical decision-making, and leadership skills, through life-long learning and professional development.
Master of Science in Nursing Practice for Entry to Nursing Practice (MSN-ENP) Program Outcomes
MSN-ENP Program Outcomes are statements of learner-oriented, practice-ready expectations written in measurable terms that express the knowledge, skills, or behaviors that the graduate should be able to demonstrate upon completion of the nursing program.
- Integrates knowledge from nursing and other disciplines by utilizing evidence-based practice, clinical reasoning, critical thinking to form the foundation for safe nursing practice.
- Provides developmentally appropriate evidence- and team-based care to the whole person, that is respectful, compassionate and integrates the person's preferences, values, diverse needs, and resources.
- Provides individual and population-focused care incorporating concepts of health promotion, disease and injury prevention.
- Demonstrates critical thinking by applying research evidence to make decisions that will provide and improve safe, quality care.
- Integrates clinical reasoning, substantiated with health care quality principles and evidence, to provide and promote safe, quality care for providers, patients, and their families and communities.
- Communicates respectfully and effectively with the interprofessional healthcare team to make collaborative decisions that result in optimal patient outcomes based on best practice standards and current evidence.
- Demonstrates the ability to work in teams within complex systems considering social determinants of health, resources across the continuum of care.
- Uses current technology and informatics processes to inform, make decisions, and implement the delivery of health care services in accordance with best practices, professional and regulatory standards.
- Practices with accountability and integrity reflecting professional nursing characteristics and values.
- Demonstrates responsibility for continued competence and integrity in nursing practice and develops insight and resilience through lifelong learning, self-reflection, analysis, and care.