Student Outcomes - Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) | Briar Cliff University

DNP Program: Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program are as follows:

  1. Synthesize caring, wholistic relationships with multiple clients in an advanced practice role through being, knowing, acting with compassion and respecting cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity in the global society.
  2. Integrate the breadth and depth of knowledge from the humanities and natural and social sciences in the application of the art and science of advanced practice nursing to multiple clients.
  3. Exercise the art and science of nursing to determine interventions to promote the health of all clients in the advanced practice setting.
  4. Assimilate nursing theory into the art and science of nursing at the advanced practice level.
  5. Interface, using a variety of communication skills including informatics, with clients and inter/intraprofessionals to promote optimal health outcomes for all clients.
  6. Lead decision-making processes and policy development based on legal, ethical, political, sociocultural, and spiritual dimensions while demonstrating leadership in an advanced practice role and in the delivery of health care at the local, state, national, and international levels.
  7. Blend and guarantee responsibility and accountability for the ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of one’s own nursing practice and the practice of others.
  8. Appraise the teaching/learning needs of self and of all clients with problems in the provision of advanced practice nursing interventions.
  9. Orchestrate and evaluate evidence from nursing research into the art and science of nursing.
  10. Ascertain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to continuously improve the quality and safety of the health care systems in which they practice.

Student learning outcomes noted above will be measured through direct and indirect measurements, according to the rubrics established for each course and the program as a whole.


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Next Start Date

The next cohort of DNP students will be accepted for a start date in Summer 2019.

Tuition Cost



36 credit hours, 480 practicum hours

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