2021-2022 Catalog 
    Dec 05, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog

Public Health, MPH/ Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, DNP

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The Master of Public Health in Community and Public Health Practice (MPH-CPHP)/Doctor of Nursing Practice-Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (DNP- PMHNP), otherwise referred to as the MPH-DNP(PMHNP) dual degree program, prepares advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) who are also prepared as population health leaders. The MPH/DNP-PMHNP Dual Degree builds upon the MPH-Community and Public Health Practice (CPHP) concentration core curriculum focused on community-engaged population health and social justice. Students in this program integrate the MPH core coursework with DNP core coursework into a curriculum that provides exposure to a wide variety of interprofessional experts in population health. Students complete an MPH-CPHP capstone project that provides the foundation for the DNP culminating project. Students graduate as psychiatric mental health clinician scholars prepared for a wide variety of career opportunities.

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.

Please see the Public Health, MPH  and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, DNP .

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