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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Expected DNP Program Outcomes

Per CCNE accreditation standards, successful completion of the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice Program prepares the graduate to:  

  • Integrate theories from nursing and support sciences to guide practice and role development 
  • Use evidence-based and best practice literature to propose and initiate change. 
  • Use political acumen to influence health care policy in the promotion of safe, ethical health care delivery. 
  • Deliver a broad array of evidence-based, patient-centered nursing interventions to culturally diverse or at-risk individuals and populations in a specialized area of practice. 
  • Demonstrate expertise in a specialized area of clinical, teaching, and management/administrative practice and/or initial competence in a functional role (advanced practice registered nurse [APRN], educator and administrator). 
  • Employ leadership and management skills in decision making to improve nursing care delivery and the care environment. 
  • Collaborate with the interprofessional teams to improve nursing care and health care services. 
  • Contribute to knowledge dissemination through scholarly activities and communication. 
  • Use critical synthesis to effectively manage resources and systems. 
  • Demonstrate competency in information analysis, management and technology consistent with role preparation. 
  • Engage in lifelong learning and professional development.