- Synthesize concepts and theories from nursing and related disciplines to form the basis for developing and integrating new approaches to nursing practice for the whole/healthy human being.
- Analyze social-cultural, spiritual, ethical, economic and political issues that influence and lead to the highest level of nursing practice.
- Utilize the process of scientific inquiry to validate and refine knowledge relevant to nursing.
- Demonstrate leadership and effective management strategies for advanced practice, including proficiency in the use of information systems/technology resources to support practice and ensure continuity of patient care.
- Design and implement advocacy strategies that address health care policies and issues of social justice and equity in healthcare.
- Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate and engage in collaborative intra and inter-disciplinary relationships in the conduct of advanced practice.
- Demonstrate effective direct patient care, clinical prevention and population health care within the context of socio-economic policies, appropriate scientific data, and the exigencies of the individual patient.
- Demonstrate expertise in a defined area of advanced practice and develop and articulate a vision for nursing practice in a selected organization.
Students complete the DNP program in three years of FT students. Clarke’s Family Nurse Practitioner program is limited to 20 students per cohort. Students will have one-on-one experience with Clarke University faculty and staff during their on-line and on-campus coursework.