Program Outcomes

Our program outcomes are based on the Essentials published by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). There are specific Essentials published for each level of program: Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate levels.

Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Outcomes Doctorate Nursing Practice Essentials
Synthesizes critical thinking and reasoning skills based on scientific underpinning to develop initiative that promote health, reduce risk, and manage individual, aggregate, and population health I,II,III,V,VI,VII,VIII
Demonstrates expert communication and technology skills to transform health care delivery systems IV,V,VI
Demonstrates advanced leadership and advocacy related to health policy to improve health care delivery II,V,VII
Provides leadership in interprofessional collaborations to design, implement, and evaluate individual and system level interventions that improve the health of individuals, aggregates, and populations II,IV,V,VII
Uses knowledge from nursing and other sciences to generate, appraise, and synthesize best evidence to formulate, design and evaluate interventions and health care delivery systems that result in the most effective clinical outcomes for individuals, aggregates, and populations I,III,IV,VI,VII,VIII
Synthesizes and demonstrates nursing knowledge and DNP competencies in the role as a specialist I,II,III,IV,VI,VII,VIII


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Employer Feedback Request

It is important to the College of Nursing to receive feedback on our alumni.  Please complete the following survey if you employ an Upstate College of Nursing alumnus.  This is an important component of our quality improvement process and, in addition, is a requirement of accreditation standards.  We look forward to your feedback.  Please complete this anonymous survey at your earliest convenience.

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