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

Program Outcomes

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

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