DNP Program Outcomes

In congruence with The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice (AACN, 2006), the LHSON DNP Program outcomes are as follows:

  1. Synthesize scientific evidence and methods to design, direct, and evaluate strategies to promote effective patient-centered care.
    Essential I: Scientific Underpinnings for Practice
    Essential III: Clinical Scholarship and Analytical Methods for Evidence-Based Practice
  2. Incorporate leadership skills and interprofessional team building strategies to improve quality metrics within health care systems, organizations, and diverse practice settings.
    Essential II: Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Improvement and Systems Thinking
  3. Employ information systems and technology in the delivery of transformative health care.
    Essential IV: Information Systems/Technology and Patient Care Technology for the Improvement and Transformation of Health Care
  4. Advocate for evidence-based health policy to improve local, national, and/or global patient and health population outcomes. 
    Essential V: Health Care Policy for Advocacy in Health Care
  5. Utilize effective interprofessional communication and collaborative skills to facilitate improvement in population health.
    Essential VI: Interprofessional Collaboration for Improving Patient and Population Health Outcomes
  6. Demonstrate advanced levels of clinical judgment and systems thinking in designing, delivering, and evaluating evidence-based care for clinical prevention and population health.
    Essential VII: Clinical Prevention and Population Health for Improving the Nation’s Health
    Essential VIII: Advanced Nursing Practice

    (Approved Graduate Studies Committee 5/11/2016)