Doctor of Nursing Practice

University of Indianapolis

Program Description

Doctor of Nursing Practice

University of Indianapolis

Doctor of Nursing Practice

DNP graduates practice in a variety of roles and settings, and therefore each student must acquire the specific knowledge and competency required in their own area of nursing specialty. According to the AACN, all DNP graduates must demonstrate the eight competencies delineated in the Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice document, as well as the specific competencies defined by the student’s nursing specialty organization. The main goals of the DNP program are derived from the Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice and build upon the specialty competencies and content from the student’s masters in nursing preparation. Prior to entering the DNP program, each student will have already demonstrated competencies, content and practical experiences needed for their role in the specialty areas delineated by the associated specialty organization.

The goals of the doctor of nursing practice program prepare advanced practice nurses to:

  1. Integrate nursing science and clinical reasoning with knowledge from other scientific disciplines to design, implement and evaluate care for the highest level of nursing practice. (AACN Essential: Scientific Underpinnings for Practice)
  2. Demonstrate leadership that systematically evaluates complex patient, organizational, environmental, and system issues and implements quality improvements based on evidence-based practice. (AACN Essential: Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Improvement and Systems Thinking)
  3. Evaluate existing research and evidence by the use of analytical methods to develop nursing practice and guidelines, and to improve patient and population health outcomes. (AACN Essential: Clinical Scholarship and Analytical Methods for Evidence-Based Practice)
  4. Design, use, and evaluate systems which include health care delivery models, quality improvement programs, and information systems to transform health care. (AACN Essential: Information Systems/Technology and Patient Care Technology for the Improvement and Transformation of Health Care)
  5. Influence policy at the organizational, local, state and federal level to improve health care delivery, regulation and financing. Health Care Policy for Advocacy in Health Care:
  6. Establish, participate, and lead inter-professional teams to improve patient and population health outcomes. (AACN Essential: Inter-professional Collaboration for Improving Patient and Population Health Outcomes)
  7. Lead initiatives to promote disease prevention and population health. (AACN Essential: Clinical Prevention and Population Health for Improving the Nation’s Health)
  8. Demonstrate effective advanced nursing practice based on scientific theory and research and anchored in caring principles. (AACN Essential: Advanced Nursing Practice)
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Last updated December 7, 2015
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