Doctor of Nursing Practice with a Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration (DNP-FNP) Learning Outcomes

PLO 1. Core Knowledge

  • Graduate students will demonstrate advanced nursing practice knowledge as nurse practitioners in the concentrations of Family and Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. 

PLO 2. Research methods and analyses

  • Evaluate and integrate research evidence as a cornerstone of clinical practice. 
  • Participate in the ongoing monitoring and analysis of health care quality and safety systems in clinical practice.

PLO 3. Scholarly communication and pedagogy

  • Participate in professional pedagogy consistent with evidence-based practice 
  • Provide health teaching and supportive counseling with an emphasis on prevention of illness, health maintenance, and chronic disease management.
  • Collaborate with other health care professionals to provide interdisciplinary care.

PLO 4. Professionalism

  • Manage and negotiate a variety of health care systems with an emphasis on medically vulnerable and underserved populations. 
  • Analyze local, state, and national health policy, legislative and regulatory trends, and their implications for clinical practice.

PLO 5. Clinical practice

  • Conduct comprehensive health and psychosocial assessments in a culturally sensitive manner for a specific population, including a detailed health history and complete physical examination. 
  • Order and interpret diagnostic tests and procedures.
  • Differentiate, diagnose, and manage acute and chronic health problems. 
  • Prescribe and manage pharmacotherapeutic agents and other therapies.

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