Post-Baccalaureate Doctorate in Nursing Practice Outcomes

Since you will acquire two degrees within the Post-Baccalaureate Doctorate in Nursing Practice program, you can expect two sets of outcomes: Those skills you will learn through the MSN portion of the program, and those that you will obtain through the DNP portion.

Master of Science in Nursing Outcomes

Once you complete the master’s degree curriculum, you can expect to have acquired the following outcomes:

  • Integrate research in practice settings as a basis for clinical and organization decision making
  • Operationalize quality, cost effective nursing practice principles, and function as a leader and advocate of health care policy, organization, and health care finance
  • Collaboratively appraise ethical issues in health care as they affect individuals, communities, society, and the health professions
  • Exercise ethical decision making from a personal and organizational perspective
  • Integrate the advanced nursing role into professional practice while assuming personal responsibility for professional competencies and development
  • Evaluate and utilize appropriate theory within an advanced nursing context
  • Incorporate respect for human diversity and dignity while participating in culturally and spiritually sensitive practice and community service

Doctorate in Nursing Practice Expected Outcomes

These outcomes are based on The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advance Nursing Practice. At the completion of the entire Post-Baccalearaute DNP program, you will be able to:

  • Practice at the highest level of nursing through integration of knowledge from nursing, science, ethics, and the biophysical, analytical, and organizational sciences.
  • Demonstrate leadership through the development and evaluation of healthcare delivery approaches that ensure quality and safety.
  • Employ clinical scholarship and analytical methods for evidence-based practice.
  • Utilize information systems and patient care technology for the improvement and transformation of healthcare.
  • Provide leadership in the development of healthcare policy with respect to ethics, social justice and equity.
  • Employ collaborative approaches to improve patient and population health outcomes.
  • Implement clinical prevention strategies for improvement of the health status of the diverse population of the nation.

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