Program Outcomes

  • Integrate nursing science, science-based theory and systems knowledge into the development and evaluation of new practice approaches to care.
  • Employ advanced communication skills and processes to lead quality improvement and safety initiatives.
  • Apply analytic methods to the critical appraisal of literature and other evidence to develop and support best practice.
  • Disseminate data from evidence-based practice and research to support improvements in health outcomes.
  • Convene and lead inter-professional, collaborative stakeholder teams to create change and advance positive health outcomes.
  • Generate, evaluate and articulate innovative solutions to complex care issues.
  • Analyze the impact of local, national and global health policy on determinants of care decisions.
  • Support cost and resource efficiency, quality and accessibility of healthcare for diverse client groups.
  • Advocate for nursing and socially and ethically relevant policy in healthcare design and delivery.
  • Support and effectively lead quality improvement initiatives that enhance safe, quality and evidence-driven care.
  • Demonstrate leadership skill in developing and evaluating approaches to care that meet present and future population needs based on science and evidence.

Adapted from: AACN (2018). DNP Essentials:  https://www.aacnnursing.org/DNP/DNP-Essentials