Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

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School of Nursing

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Student Learning Outcomes

The DNP program will prepare nurses with the knowledge, skills and attributes to achieve the following student learning outcomes that require the ability to:

  1. Analyze data for practice by integrating knowledge from arts and sciences within the context of nursing's philosophical framework and scientific foundation,
  2. Synthesize theory, research knowledge and methods to create, implement, and evaluate practice interventions and health-delivery systems,
  3. Integrate nursing science with knowledge from the organizational, biophysical, psychological, and analytical sciences as the basis for evidenced-base practice,
  4. Utilize information systems/technology and patient care technology to improve and transform health care,
  5. Integrate health policy and ethics to improve health care outcomes through advocacy roles,
  6. Provide leadership to foster inter-collaboration that uses critical and reflective thinking,
  7. Apply clinical investigative skills for evaluation of health outcomes at the patient, family, population, clinical unit, systems, and /or community level.