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Learning Outcomes

Student Outcomes associated with the Master’s Program. Graduates will be able to:

  1. Synthesize and integrate knowledge and evidence from the biological, psychological, social, nursing, genetics, public health, health promotion, disease prevention, quality improvement, and organizational sciences for the continual improvement of health and health outcomes in populations across diverse settings particularly those who are vulnerable and/or medically underserved.
  2. Lead and participate in interprofessional collaborative practice, critical thinking and ethical decision-making within health care systems, based on scientific evidence and standards of practice that focus on quality and patient safety initiatives to improve patient and population health outcomes.
  3. Interpret research findings, critically evaluate scientific evidence and employ informatics and health care technologies to resolve problems leading to best practices to improve patient and population health outcomes.
  4. Collaborate to advocate for patients, populations, communities and develop policies to improve health outcomes.
  5. Influence health care outcomes for individuals, populations and systems by integrating nursing, organizational and relevant scientific literature at the advanced level to ensure quality of direct and indirect patient, population, and community care through individual and interprofessional team practice

Student Outcomes associated with Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program.  Graduates will be able to: 

  1. Assess, intervene, and evaluate the responses of patients to health/illness states by applying the population competencies of advanced practice (NP Tracks)
  2. Critically appraise and communicate the best evidence for nursing practice to promote safe, timely, effective, efficient, ethical, equitable patient/family centered care.
  3. Design and plan care delivery approaches grounded in the ethical principles of the nursing discipline to support and improve patient care and healthcare systems through organizational and systems leadership.
  4. Lead and participate in interprofessional teams to collaborate and create healthcare solutions to improve population health outcomes.
  5. Synthesize biopsychosocial data to create, provide and evaluate patient centered interventions to optimize health (individual, family, and group).
  6. Interpret scientific data to create new strategies to address determinants of health that supports population health initiatives.

Student Outcomes associated with Post-Graduate Certificate (PGC) APRN Program.  Graduates will be able to:

  1. Synthesize and integrate knowledge from the biological, psychological, social, and nursing sciences into practice
  2. Assess, intervene, and evaluate the responses of patients to health/illness states by applying the competencies of advanced practice
  3. Apply the standards of practice and evidence-based literature to make cost-effective clinical judgments in the context of quality patient outcomes
  4. Contribute to the scholarly advancement of the nursing profession through education, research, and clinical practice
  5. Manage health/illness care as a member of an interdisciplinary team implementing preventive and population-based health care in institutions and communities
  6. Provide clinical leadership within the context of the social, economic, political, legal, cultural, and ethical forces that affect health care delivery, health policy, and professional nursing practice