Philosophy and Program Goals
The philosophy of the DNP program is connected to the belief that the practice doctorate enriches advanced nursing practice by strengthening and expanding students’ knowledge and skills. The program prepares students for careers as expert nurse clinicians and leaders who develop, implement, and evaluate programs of care and transform health care systems by using evidence-based innovations and technologies and facilitating interdisciplinary processes. The program develops graduates that have met established competencies of specialty organizations and are responsive to the changing health care needs of national and international populations and diverse patients and groups.
- Educate professional nurses to translate evidence for interprofessional practice in advanced nursing roles across community and health care settings.
- Meet the health needs of diverse individuals, families, groups, communities and populations through curricular and service activity.
- Support faculty and student scholarly activity that informs quality and safety in healthcare systems.
Frank J. Tornetta School of Anesthesia Program Mission
The Nurse Anesthesia Program didactically and clinically educates highly competent advance practice nursing students to satisfactorily complete the Nurse Anesthesia Program’s terminal objectives and achieve certification as a nurse anesthetist by the NBCRNA upon program completion. By satisfactory completion of the Nurse Anesthesia Program’s terminal objectives, the student will enter the profession of nurse anesthesia as a safe, independent, clinically and culturally competent practitioner capable of functioning in a wide variety of anesthesia practice settings.