Post-MSN Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Student Learning Outcomes
As recipients of the highest nursing degree, students who complete the School of Nursing DNP degree program will be able to:
- Integrate scientific underpinnings, human caring values, ethical principles, cultural and spiritual competencies into the implementation of the role of Doctor of Nursing Practice.
- Utilize principles of organizational and systems theory, to demonstrate the leadership role in envisioning, designing, evaluating, and managing health organizational systems.
- Use knowledge from nursing and other sciences to generate, appraise, and synthesize best evidence, to formulate, design and evaluate evidence-based interventions for individuals and populations.
- Incorporate effective communication and systems technology in demonstrating the ability to effectively participate in transforming health care delivery systems.
- Demonstrate advanced leadership and advocacy related to health care policy to improve health care delivery and effect change in professional and political realms.
- Provide leadership in inter-professional collaborations to design, implement, and evaluate individual and system-level interventions that improve health care outcomes of individuals and populations.
- Synthesize critical thinking, diagnostic, and therapeutic reasoning skills in the Doctor of Nursing Practice role to develop initiatives that promote health, reduce risk, and manage the illness trajectory of individuals and populations.
- Synthesize and demonstrate advanced practice nursing knowledge and competencies in the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse specialist role.
Note: The Georgia Southern University DNP Program Outcomes are based on the DNP Essentials.
Last updated: 1/31/2018