The Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP degree offered by UNCG prepares graduates to analyze systems of care and provide transformational leadership that will improve patient safety, quality of care, and implement evidence-based and culturally competent care practices. Graduates from this program will be able to interpret and apply research findings to practice settings, determine and measure system and population outcomes, manage information systems and use appropriate technology for health and risk communication. Our goals are to contribute to the advancement of the discipline and profession of nursing, to lead in the delivery of optimal health care and patient advocacy, and to appraise evidence to improve nursing practice and health care outcomes. The nursing clinical doctorate DNP brings a clear emphasis on excellence in clinical practice based on evidence. DNPs are versed in the health of populations, the economics of health care, health policy, interprofessional collaboration and leadership—all areas that are greatly needed if we are to meet the diverse challenges of health care delivery in the US and globally.
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