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Learning Objectives

The core DNP curriculum is based on the guidelines set forth by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice that denotes eight essential broad competencies to be met by the DNP Program graduates. Program Learning Outcomes are program specific.

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, D.N.P.

  • Evaluate outcomes of evidence based research and design appropriate interventions for specialized area of advanced nursing practice to improve the health of individuals, aggregates, and populations.
  • Apply advanced concepts of leadership and advocacy to influence policy, health systems, and consumerism in order to effect population health service improvement.
  • Integrate cultural sensitivity through an awareness of global health concerns to decrease health disparities.
  • Initiate resolutions to ethical dilemmas arising from system of organizational conflict.
  • Synthesize nursing research and integration of best practice for change in professional practice based on scientific underpinnings for practice.
  • Develop and evaluate new practice approaches based on nursing theory and theories borrowed from other disciplines.
  • Demonstrate expertise in practice as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.
  • Design comprehensive care for patients from adolescent to end-of life with complex acute, critical and chronic illness, disability, and/or injury using innovative, evidenced based methods.

Family Nurse Practitioner, D.N.P.

  • Evaluate outcomes of evidence based research and design appropriate interventions for specialized area of advanced nursing practice to improve the health of individuals, aggregates, and populations.
  • Apply advanced concepts of leadership and advocacy to influence policy, health systems, and consumerism in order to effect population health service improvement.
  • Integrate cultural sensitivity through an awareness of global health concerns to decrease health disparities.
  • Initiate resolutions to ethical dilemmas arising from system of organizational conflict.
  • Synthesize nursing research and integration of best practice for change in professional practice based on scientific underpinnings for practice.
  • Develop and evaluate new practice approaches based on nursing theory and theories borrowed from other disciplines.
  • Demonstrate expertise in practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
  • Design comprehensive care for complex patients across the lifespan using innovative, evidenced based methods.

Post-Master’s to D.N.P. Completion, D.N.P.

  • Evaluate outcomes of evidence based research and design appropriate interventions for specialized area of advanced nursing practice to improve the health of individuals, aggregates, and populations.
  • Apply advanced concepts of leadership and advocacy to influence policy, health systems, and consumerism in order to effect population health service improvement.
  • Integrate cultural sensitivity through an awareness of global health concerns to decrease health disparities.
  • Initiate resolutions to ethical dilemmas arising from system of organizational conflict.
  • Synthesize nursing research and integration of best practice for change in professional practice based on scientific underpinnings for practice.
  • Develop and evaluate new practice approaches based on nursing theory and theories borrowed from other disciplines.
  • Demonstrate expertise in an area of specialized advanced nursing practice.
  • Design comprehensive care for patients in the student’s advanced practice role and population of certification using innovative, evidenced based methods.