Nursing Practice, D.N.P. Student Learning Outcomes

College Health and Human Sciences
Major Nursing Practice
Degree D.N.P.
Date Revised October 2018

Student Learning Outcomes and Proposed Methods for Collecting Data (from Assessment Plan)

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Integrate nursing science with ethical, biophysical, psychosocial, analytical, organizational, and informational sciences to create advanced nursing practices and new approaches to care delivery.
  2. Formulate healthcare system practice initiatives that improve health outcomes and ensure patient safety through integration of systems analysis, collaboration, and leadership.
  3. Create best practices based on appraisal, translation, and evaluation of evidence.
  4. Appraise healthcare information systems and patient care technology to improve patient outcomes and safety.
  5. Design ethically justified and culturally sensitive healthcare policies for diverse populations through advocacy, engagement, and collaboration.
  6. Integrate consultative, collaborative and leadership skills as a member of intra- and interprofessional teams to improve health outcomes.
  7. Maximize clinical prevention and population health practices to improve the health outcomes of individuals, aggregates and populations.
  8. Improve client health outcomes by integrating advanced level knowledge and clinical judgment, systems thinking, and accountability in an advanced nursing role.  

Methods of Assessment

  • Philosophy of Advanced Nursing Practice Paper (1)
  • Problem Statement and Innovation Paper (2, 3, 5, 8)
  • Retention and Graduation (3)
  • Employer and Advisory Board Survey (1-8)
  • Student Survey (1-8)
  • DNP Program Evaluation (1-8)

Last Updated

AAE updated September 2019

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