The Doctor of Nursing Practice program has eight goals focused on preparing advanced practice nurses (approved by graduate voting faculty October 2012) who are able to:
- Provide advanced nursing care to individuals, families, communities, and/or populations.
- Create, manage, and evaluate innovative programs and practices of care for diverse populations.
- Appraise and utilize current technologies to advance the quality and accessibility of care.
- Demonstrate enhanced clinical and health-related investigative competencies.
- Critique and selectively translate science to guide clinical decision-making and program development.
- Evaluate and influence health policy and systems.
- Provide leadership and inter-professional collaboration in multiple health-related arenas.
- Evaluate and influence accessibility and quality of care across diverse, underserved and vulnerable populations.