nursing students practicing during clinicals


DNP Program Outcomes

The UTC DNP curriculum is based on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice (AACN, 2006). Regardless of the individual’s entry point, DNP curricula are designed so that all students attain DNP Program outcomes:

  1. Practice in a specialized advanced nursing role through comprehensive assessment, ethically and culturally sensitive planning, therapeutic intervention and evidence-based evaluation. (Essentials 8)
  2. Apply evidence-based prevention by integrating epidemiological, biostatistical, environmental and other scientific data in providing health services to individuals, aggregates and/or populations. (Essentials 7)
  3. Employ organizational and systems leadership competencies to address current and future health, safety and other quality improvement issues for health services. (Essentials 2)
  4. Critically appraise information systems and advanced technical resources to support and improve health care. (Essentials 4)
  5. Critically seek and appraise new knowledge from nursing and other sciences and translate this knowledge in developing, implementing and evaluating new practice approaches to meet goals for improving health care. (Essentials 1, 3)
  6. Initiate, analyze and/or influence proposals for health policy, respecting the perspectives of the consumer, other health care providers and the affected communities or public entities, while incorporating principles of business, finance and economics. (Essentials 5)
  7. Stimulate effective system change as a leader or a member of a collaborative and/or inter-professional team. (Essentials 6)