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Program Outcomes

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.

  1. Apply knowledge for advanced nursing practice, including analyzing, synthesizing, translating, and implementing established and evolving evidence.
  2. Demonstrate, foster, and design respectful, compassionate, coordinated, evidence-based, advanced holistic care considering the individual, their family, and others.
  3. 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.
  4. Conduct and participate in the generation, synthesis, translation, implementation, and dissemination of nursing knowledge to improve health and transform healthcare delivery and policy.
  5. Lead the translation, implementation, and evaluation of established and emerging principles of safety and quality improvement science.
  6. Engage in intentional collaboration across professions and lead teams to optimize care, enhance the healthcare experience, and improve outcomes.
  7. Proactively design, coordinate, and evaluate resources needed to provide safe, ethical, high-quality, and equitable care to diverse populations.
  8. 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.
  9. 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. 
  10. 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.

  1. Integrates knowledge from nursing and other disciplines by utilizing evidence-based practice, clinical reasoning, critical thinking to form the foundation for safe nursing practice.
  2. 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. 
  3. Provides individual and population-focused care incorporating concepts of health promotion, disease and injury prevention.
  4. Demonstrates critical thinking by applying research evidence to make decisions that will provide and improve safe, quality care.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Demonstrates the ability to work in teams within complex systems considering social determinants of health, resources across the continuum of care.
  8. 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.
  9. Practices with accountability and integrity reflecting professional nursing characteristics and values.
  10. Demonstrates responsibility for continued competence and integrity in nursing practice and develops insight and resilience through lifelong learning, self-reflection, analysis, and care.