Doctor of Nursing Practice – Program Outcomes

Graduate from the UCA School of Nursing will have beginning competencies in the following:

Critical Inquiry – critically analyzes data and generates meaningful evidence using scientific methodologies to improve healthcare

Communication – develops and presents ideas logically and effectively using multiple modalities to enhance dissemination of knowledge and collaboration with diverse individuals, groups, and populations.

Responsible Living – advocates for solutions to real-world problems; considers impact of health policy on diverse populations; integrates ethical principles in complex decision making.

Diversity – addresses the needs of diverse individuals, groups, populations, providers, and other stakeholders.

Professional Practice – demonstrates advanced clinical judgment, systems thinking, and accountability in delivering and evaluating evidence –based care to improve patient outcomes.

Leadership – assumes complex and advanced leadership roles to manage care, and initiate and guide change; advocates for health policy that promotes access, quality healthcare, and patient safety.

Collaboration –builds, leads, and participates in partnerships that foster open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making with individuals, groups, and populations to promote optimal outcomes.