The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is an advanced-level practice, terminal degree that focuses on the clinical aspects of nursing rather than academic research. The Breen School of Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program emphasizes development of nurse leaders who use evidence-based practice for optimizing health care delivery through effective systems transformation. The curriculum for the DNP degree includes advanced practice, leadership and application of clinical research. Graduates with this terminal practice degree will be prepared for roles in direct care or indirect, systems-focused care.
The Breen School of Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program focuses on the development of nurse leaders who use evidence-based practice for optimizing health care delivery through effective systems transformation. As DNP graduates plan and implement their practice with individuals and populations, they learn to integrate the spiritual, biological, social, psychological and cultural factors that influence human responses to health and illness. The goal of DNP practice, in addition to providing excellent care to patients, is to optimize health care delivery through effective systems transformation, or planned change.
The DNP Graduate will:
Implement the highest levels of advanced nursing care
Provide leadership in healthcare organizations for the promotion of comprehensive, holistic patient care
Implement change within integrated healthcare systems
Make decisions based on the integration of a strong knowledge base, personal and professional values and diverse cultural, religious, spiritual and ethical perspectives
Utilize evidence-based practice, including the use of informatics, to meet the health promotion, maintenance, and restoration needs of individuals, families, groups, systems and communities
Implement policy-based approaches to healthcare that advance population health
Function in independent and interdependent roles as the colleagues of other health professionals in various healthcare settings
Ursuline College is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
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