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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