Upon completion of the DNP program, you will have attained the knowledge, skills,
values and confidence to pass boards and assume an active role serving in a variety
of settings as a Doctor of Nursing Practice. As caregivers UIW DNP graduates will:
- Integrate nursing science with ethical, biophysical, psychosocial, analytical and
organizational sciences to plan, implement and evaluate advanced practice in nursing
at the doctoral level.
- Design, implement and evaluate evidence based therapeutic interventions and interrelationships
using advanced levels of clinical judgment and systems thinking.
- Synthesize concepts from epidemiological, biostatistical, environmental and medical
sciences related to clinical prevention and population health in order to develop,
implement and evaluate interventions that improve access to health promotion and disease
prevention efforts for culturally diverse and vulnerable populations.
- Lead quality improvement and patient safety initiatives to develop and implement practice
guidelines to improve the quality of care.
- Design and implement processes to evaluate outcomes of practice against national benchmarks
to determine disparities in practice outcomes.
- Use information technology and research methods to promote safe, timely, effective,
efficient, equitable and patient centered care.
- Develop, evaluate and provide leadership for health care policies related to health
care financing, practice regulation, access, safety, quality, efficacy, equity and
- Lead multidisciplinary teams using effective communication, collaboration, and consultation
skills in developing and implementing practice models, guidelines and standards of
care, peer review, health policy and scholarly products
- Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning of self and peers that incorporates
professional nursing standards and accountability.