Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program

Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing is proud to offer a comprehensive DNP degree in two areas of concentration: Clinical and Leadership. The DNP program is for nurses with a masters degree, is predominantly online and designed for part time study. The program is designed to provide courses that prepare the graduate in areas of the scientific underpinnings for practice, organizational and systems leadership, clinical scholarship and analytical methods for evidenced based practice, information systems/technology, health care policy for advocacy in healthcare, inter-professional collaboration, clinical prevention and population health for improving the Nation’s health and education and advanced nursing practice


Program Objectives/Outcomes

The graduate of the doctorate degree program is able to:

  1. Incorporate advanced levels of clinical judgment and scholarship into nursing and leadership.
  2. Appraise scientific knowledge, as well as new and current approaches in nursing practice and leadership to promote optimal outcomes.
  3. Examine leadership in organizations and systems to assure quality care delivery models.
  4. Design, deliver, direct, and disseminate evidence-based practices.
  5. Evaluate programs, healthcare delivery systems, and outcomes using information systems.
  6. Advocate for healthcare practice change through policy development and evaluation.
  7. Adapt appropriate leadership roles for effective transdisciplinary collaboration to achieve optimal outcomes.
  8. Combine ethical principles with decision making processes in healthcare practices and systems.
  9. Integrate advanced clinical reasoning and judgment in the management of complex clinical situations and systems.


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