Upon completion of the DNP program, the graduate will be able to:
- 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.
- Advance the mission and core values of the University of San Francisco.
In addition, upon completion of the FNP program the graduate will be able to:
- Function as a licensed and nationally certified family nurse practitioner capable of providing the full spectrum of primary care services for individuals and families across the lifespan.
- Critically analyze and integrate knowledge from the humanities and sciences to improve the delivery of quality, patient-centered, primary care services for diverse populations.
- Apply knowledge of complex systems to assume an inter-professional leadership role in the development, implementation, and evaluation of primary care services for diverse populations.