By the time you finish your degree, you’ll have all the tools you need to begin or advance your successful career in nursing:

» Integrate theories and concepts from liberal education into generalist nursing practice.

» Apply leadership concepts, clinical expertise, and decision-making skills in the provision of safe, evidenced-based nursing care.

» Understand the basic elements of the research process and models for applying evidence to clinical practice.

» Analyze health data and research findings, and utilize patient care and information technology to inform the delivery of high-quality, safe care.

» Integrate knowledge of health care policy, finance, and regulatory environments to influence change in the health care system to improve health of diverse populations.

» Communicate effectively with patients and interprofessional health care teams through a variety of verbal and written approaches to optimize health outcomes.

» Provide culturally competent nursing care in health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention and management.

» Engage in ethical and professional practice to promote advocacy, collaboration, and social justice.

» Influence health outcomes through the delivery of comprehensive patient and population care that reflects baccalaureate generalist nursing practice.
» Integrate knowledge from nursing and related arts and sciences in the design and delivery of patient-centered, population-focused care.

» Apply concepts of organizational and systems leadership to facilitate coordination of interprofessional care to improve patient and organizational outcomes.

» Design quality improvement and safety initiatives that enhance system efficiency and reliability and optimize health outcomes.

» Apply research/best practice evidence in nursing leadership and practice to enhance care and improve outcomes of nursing.

» Apply informatics and health care technologies to enhance patient care and outcomes of nursing practice.

» Use effective communication and collaborative strategies within the interprofessional team to improve health outcomes.

» Incorporate culturally competent care strategies for prevention, wellness, and risk reduction for individuals and populations.

» Engage in policy development, fiscal management, and advocacy to improve health outcomes.

» Influence health outcomes through master’s-level nursing practice that emphasizes patient-centeredness, coordination, and population-focused care.
» Integrate scientific underpinnings at the highest level for advanced nursing practice.

» Lead organizations and systems to enhance quality and safety to improve patient, population, and organizational outcomes.

» Lead strategic initiatives to influence public policy and promote value in health care, and improve patient experience and population health.

» Synthesize, implement, evaluate, and disseminate best evidence for advanced nursing practice to optimize organizational and health outcomes.

» Analyze, appraise, and utilize information technology to improve and transform health care delivery at the individual and population level.

» Develop, implement, evaluate, and disseminate interdisciplinary models of care that enhance patient and population health outcomes.

» Incorporate epidemiologic principles in evidence-based practice and improvement of population health outcomes.

» Develop, intervene, and evaluate health care and fiscal policy impact on the health of diverse populations.

» Influence individual, population, and organizational outcomes through DNP-level professional practice and leadership.