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    The baccalaureate degree in nursing/master's degree in nursing /doctor of nursing practice programs at the University of the Incarnate Word are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.

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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 social justice.  
  • 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.