Outcomes: POST-Baccalaureate Doctorate In Nursing Practice
The goals of the program are to prepare graduates as:
- Nurse experts who provide culturally competent healthcare services that focus on health promotion, population health, and disease prevention within a holistic framework (Advanced Practice).
- Scholars who evaluate, translate, synthesize and apply knowledge, experiences, and the best available evidence as the basis for the delivery of advanced nursing care (Critical Thinking).
- Leaders who use communication, collaboration, and technology to contribute to the enhancement of health care and health care systems (Leadership).
- Health care professionals who consider the social, economic and political environments while adhering to the concepts of integrity, ethics, and life-long learning (Professionalism).
- Advocates who influence health care policy (Advocacy).
In accordance with The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Practice Nursing of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), 2006, the faculty identified the following expected outcomes of each student at the completion of the DNP program. Essentials 1-8 are foundational. All graduates will be able to:
- Synthesize, integrate, and apply nursing science with knowledge from the arts and sciences, and clinical expertise to deliver nursing and health care services to diverse populations. (Advanced Practice; Critical Thinking).
- Assume leadership roles in the evaluation, design, organization, and improvement of health care delivery. (Leadership).
- Discover, integrate, connect, disseminate, and translate research across disciplines to reduce risk, promote safety, and enhance quality in clinical practice. (Advance Practice; Critical Thinking; Leadership).
- Use technology resources and demonstrate information and data literacy to manage complex health care decisions and advance quality of care. (Advance Practice; Critical Thinking; Leadership).
- Advocate for changes in healthcare policy formation, financing, regulation, and practice to remediate health disparities locally and globally. (Leadership; Professionalism; Advocacy).
- Employ effective communication and interdisciplinary collaboration skills to solve complex problems, facilitate change, and promote improved quality of care in organizations. (Leadership; Professionalism; Advocacy).
- Develop, implement, and evaluate evidence-based clinical prevention and population health services for individuals and groups. (Advanced Practice; Critical Thinking; Leadership; Professionalism; Advocacy).
- Engage in safe, effective, and efficient advanced nursing practice within a defined specialization. (Advanced Practice; Critical Thinking; Leadership; Professionalism; Advocacy)
Post-Baccalaureate DNP Pass Rates by Specialty
|Calendar year (January 1- December 31)||Certifying Agency||Specialization||# Graduates taking Exam||Benchmark for first-time takers||Actual Pass Rate|
|2018||ANCC||FNP||In progress||≥80%||In progress|
|ANCC||AGACNP||In progress||≥80%||In progress|
|ANCC||FNP||In progress||≥80%||In progress|
Percentage of DNP Graduates Employed in Nursing within 12 Months of Graduation
|Year of Grad||Data Collection Time Period||Data Collection Mechanism||Number who responded||Percentage reporting employment|
|2015||12 Months post-graduation||Alumni Survey||15||86.6%|
|2016||12 Months post-graduation||Alumni Survey||14||78.5%|
|2017||12 Months post-graduation||Alumni Survey||5||80%|
|2018||12 Months post-graduation||Alumni Survey||N/A||N/A|
DNP Completion Rates
|Entry Point (Calendar Year of enrollment)||Number of DNP students enrolled||Voluntary Attrition||Number of DNP students who completed within set timeframe||Completion Rate [column 4/(column 2-3)]|
+ 2 switched to MSN
|Partial data: 14 completed, 2 are in progress||Partial data: 82.3%YTD|
+ 2 switched to MSN
|Partial data: 9 completed; 9 in progress||Partial data: 50%YTD|
|2017||35||1||Partial data: 0 completed; 34 In progress||Still in progress|
|2018||54||0 to date||54 retained to date||Still in progress|