Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Chatham University’s Nursing Programs prepare graduates, bachelors through doctoral level, on campus and around the world, to advance the quality and safety of healthcare.
The DNP program prepares the nursing graduate to become an expert in specialized advanced nursing practice. This advanced nursing practice focuses on innovative and evidence-based practice with ongoing scientific inquiry and the application of credible research findings to promote safe, quality, and patient-centered healthcare to a diverse population with complex needs. The DNP graduate is seen as a leader within the inter-professional team and the larger healthcare community through enhanced clinical skills, dissemination of scholarly work to other healthcare professionals and healthcare policy makers, advanced use of technology, and through demonstration of professional behaviors that encompass strong ethical, holistic, and organizational values.
- Applies interprofessional collaboration concepts for improving patient and population health outcomes.
- Synthesizes nursing research and integration of best practice for change in professional practice based on scientific underpinnings for practice.
- Integrates clinical scholarship and analytical methods for evidence-based practice.
- Impacts health care outcomes through clinical prevention and population health for improving the nation’s health.
- Integrates nursing science as the basis for the highest level of nursing practice.
- Develops and evaluates new practice approaches based on nursing theory and theories borrowed from other disciplines.
- Provides clinical nursing change through organizational and systems leadership for quality improvement and systems thing.
- Utilizes information systems/technology and patient care technology to improve and transform health care.
- Integrates health policy and ethics to improve health care outcomes through advocacy roles.