2020-2021 Catalog 
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2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Population Health Leadership, DNP

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Master’s-prepared nurses seeking a practice doctorate with a population health focus.


Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the DNP program the graduate will be able to:

  • Combine knowledge in nursing, ethics, and the medical sciences to develop and evaluate practices and models of patient care delivery.
  • Develop and evaluate effective strategies for managing ethical dilemmas present across the health care, technology, and research fields.
  • Use analytic methods to design, implement, and evaluate best-practice models for patient care and care delivery.
  • Effectively develop, implement, and evaluate evidence-based approaches to advance the field and systems of health care delivery.
  • Demonstrate leadership in the development and implementation of institutional, local, state, federal, and international health policy.
  • Advocate for social justice, equity, and ethical policies in health care.
  • Advance the effective use of health care information systems to ensure high-quality outcomes.
  • Effectively lead quality improvement and patient safety initiatives.
  • Effectively communicate and collaborate with health care teams in developing and implementing organizational and practice models, health policy, and standards of care.
  • Analyze and synthesize various data related to patient health information.
  • Conduct a comprehensive assessment of health in complex situations, incorporating diverse approaches to design, implement, and evaluate interventions.
  • Analyze the relationship among practical, organizational, population, fiscal, and policy issues to educate individuals and colleagues effectively.
  • Develop relationships and partnerships with patients and other professionals to facilitate optimal patient care outcomes.
  • Advance the mission and core values of the University of San Francisco.

Population Health Student Outcomes

  1. Integrate population health principles into the care of individual patients, clinical practices, and the community.
  2. Collaborate with interprofessional teams to promote health, and prevent disease and injury.
  3. Contribute to the health systems, public and private, in which they practice.
  4. Facilitate improvement of health outcomes and reduction of health disparities across the population being served.

Major Requirements (54 Units)

Complete a minimum of 54 units of Population Health Leadership courses (600:7999). See adviser for course selection.

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