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Doctoral Programs

The Doctoral Programs offer registered nurses interested in pursuing advanced leadership roles in nursing practice and research positions in academia as well as in the research departments of leading health institutions and hospitals.

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

  1. Integrate scientific underpinnings which support the translation of nursing research to improve nursing clinical practice;
  2. Design and evaluate care delivery strategies to meet the needs of patient populations and positively influence health outcomes;
  3. Apply clinical scholarship and leadership skills to advance nursing practice;
  4. Utilize information systems/technology and patient care technology to improve and transform healthcare;
  5. Demonstrate knowledge to develop, implement, and evaluate health care policy to advocate for patient populations;
  6. Engage in effective communication skills to lead and participate in interprofessional collaboration for improving patient and population health outcomes.
  7. Lead culturally sensitive, preventative, population focused health services based on epidemiological, biostatistical, and environmental data;
  8. Demonstrate advanced nursing practice at the individual, family, and population levels;

Upon successful completion of the PhD program, it is expected that students will demonstrate:

  1. Generate and disseminate new knowledge by developing and evaluating interventions to improve health outcome;
  2. Integrate culturally competent and ethically responsible research practices as a response to health disparities and identified needs;
  3. Lead and promote interdisciplinary teams to conduct health-related translational research and evidence-based equities;
  4. Communicate nursing research findings to influence health policy decison-making and to promote health equities;
  5. Conduct scholarly activities through research, teaching, mentoring, and service to support the discipline and practice of nursing;
  6. Provide leadership in advancing the profession through discovery, application, and integration of nursing science;

DNP Student Handbook

DNP Student Handbook Supplement 2022

Addendum to DNP Student Handbook Supplement 


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