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Population Health Leadership, DNP


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

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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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