The post-master's Doctor of Nursing Practice program at RMUoHP is designed to prepare advanced practice leaders to affect change through system redesign and evidence-based decision making in a variety of clinical settings. Through coursework, directed independent study, and capstone project implementation, the DNP graduate is well prepared to influence health and social policy for diverse populations in a variety of settings. The program outcomes develop master healthcare professionals and leaders with advanced, evidence-based skills who critically review the literature, transform system processes at the point of care, participate in research, and advance knowledge through publications and presentations. A higher level of clinical skill and knowledge provided by the degree can advance clinical nursing practice and help keep pace with demands for clinical leaders and advanced practice educators.
The graduate will be a sophisticated consumer of research, as well as a socially responsible, competent, and innovative clinical leader who analyzes and works within the financial, political, clinical, and social factors that influence care models and population-based delivery systems. The core courses and directed independent study residency courses offer expanded study in the areas of leadership and management in advanced practice, evidence-based practice, system change, leadership in establishing clinical excellence, information technology, ethics and social responsibility, expertise to inform health policy, and interdisciplinary collaboration.