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.