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Washington State University Graduate School

Population Health, DNP

Student Learning Outcomes


All graduates will be able to:

  1. Integrate scientific findings from nursing, biopsychosocial fields, genetics, public health, quality improvement and organizational sciences for the continual improvement of nursing care across diverse settings.
  2. Articulate multiple elements of quality, including methods, tools, performance measures and quality standards, and apply these within an organization.
  3. Apply research outcomes within the practice setting to resolve practice problems, and work as a change agent to disseminate these results.
  4. Use patient-care technologies to deliver and enhance care, including communications technologies to integrate and coordinate care.
  5. Intervene at the systems level through policy development, and employ advocacy strategies to influence health and health care.
  6. Communicate, collaborate, and consult with other health care professionals as a member or leader of inter-professional teams to manage and coordinate care.
  7. Apply and integrate broad organizational, client-centered culturally appropriate concepts when planning, delivering, managing and evaluating evidence clinical prevention and population care, including services to individuals, families and aggregates/identified populations.
  8. Articulate a broadly defined understanding of nursing practice as any form of nursing intervention that influences health care at the direct and indirect care levels for individuals, populations, and systems, coupled with an advanced level of understanding of nursing and relevant sciences that is integrated into direct and indirect nursing practice.







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