Doctorate of Nursing Practice Description and Outcomes

DNP Program Description:  

The DNP program at FSU is a practice-based doctoral program, preparing nurses to function at the highest level of nursing in complex healthcare systems. Students will be prepared for engagement with roles as leaders, practitioners, and innovative thinkers responsive to changing healthcare environments. This doctoral program focuses on essential cognitive skills and abilities advance practice nurse leaders need to integrate new knowledge and translate evidence in the designing, evaluation and continual improvement of health care services and delivery of care in complex systems. Based on the complexification of healthcare, emergent issues and demands along with the growth of scientific knowledge and technology, nurses educated at the DNP level will be prepared to engaging in the changing needs and processes of healthcare impacting patient outcomes.

Program Outcomes:  

Program outcomes are derived from The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice. American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2006)

  1. Disseminate translated scientific and nursing knowledge to improve health promotion and, quality and safety outcomes for individuals and populations for our nations health. [1, 3, 4, 7, 8]
  2. Promote collaborative leadership in complex healthcare systems in the development and evaluation of new models of care with consideration of health and social policy, economics of healthcare, information technologies, and healthcare ethics. [2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8]
  3. Integrate practice, research, and policy with nurse leadership in both macro and micro healthcare environments. [1, 2, 3, 8]