Expected Student Learning Outcomes of the Nursing Master's Program and the DNP Program

Master's Program Expected Student Learning Outcomes

Within the framework of primary health care and consistent with professional standards, the student will be able to:

  1. Use theory from wide range of disciplines to facilitate and provide primary health care.
  2. Provide culturally competent, holistic health care that affirms human diversity and commonalities and addresses the concerns of aggregates.
  3. Evaluate the health of individuals, families, groups, and communities using ecological and global perspectives.
  4. Initiate change to improve nursing practice and primary health care delivery.
  5. Apply theory, research, and other accepted forms of evidence to provide evidence-based practice.
  6. Manage human, fiscal, and other health care resources to provide high quality, cost-effective care.
  7. Demonstrate skill in collaboration and leadership within the context of interdisciplinary health care systems and policy arenas.
  8. Demonstrate accountability for ethical decision-making in the provision of primary health care.

DNP Program Student Learning Outcomes

Within the framework of primary health care and consistent with professional standards, the student will be able to:

  1. Synthesize relevant theories from a variety of disciplines to develop frameworks for culturally competent, evidence-based advanced practice nursing in primary health care.
  2. Guide the provision of culturally competent evidence-based primary health care to individuals and populations in a variety primary health care practice settings.
  3. Evaluate evidence related to clinical, educational, cultural, and organizational issues, needs and challenges to recommend a course of action for best practices in primary health care.
  4. Design mentorship roles in primary health care clinical practice in the development, implementation and evaluation of culturally competent, evidence-based best practice protocols and projects.
  5. Integrate relevant information technology to support culturally competent, evidence-based primary health care delivery.
  6. Create change in health policy using the best available evidence with a culturally competent primary health care perspective.
  7. Develop collaborations with other disciplines and essential stakeholders to provide culturally competent, best practices in primary health care.