The University of San Francisco: School of Nursing and Health Professions
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Nursing Exec DNP

Program Objectives

At the completion of the program, the graduate will:

  • Combine knowledge in nursing, ethics, and the medical sciences to develop and evaluate practices and models of patient care delivery
  • Develop and evaluate effective strategies for managing ethical dilemmas present across the health care, technology, and research fields
  • Use analytic methods to design, implement, and evaluate best-practice models for patient care and care delivery
  • Effectively develop, implement, and evaluate evidence-based approaches to advance the field and systems of health care delivery
  • Demonstrate leadership in the development and implementation of institutional, local, state, federal, and international health policy
  • Advocate for social justice, equity, and ethical policies in health care
  • Advance the effective use of health care information systems to ensure high-quality outcomes
  • Effectively lead quality improvement and patient safety initiatives
  • Effectively communicate and collaborate with health care teams in developing and implementing organizational and practice models, health policy, and standards of care
  • Analyze and synthesize various data related to patient health information
  • Conduct a comprehensive assessment of health in complex situations, incorporating diverse approaches to design, implement, and evaluate interventions
  • Analyze the relationship among practical, organizational, population, fiscal, and policy issues to educate individuals and colleagues effectively
  • Develop relationships and partnerships with patients and other professionals to facilitate optimal patient care outcomes