Online DNP

Building on the core Lourdes University Student Learning Outcomes and the Graduate Level Outcomes, the DNP Student Learning Outcomes include:

Graduate Learning Outcomes DNP Program Student Learning Outcomes
Acquire and utilize specialized knowledge in their area of study.









Integrate, translate, and apply established and evolving nursing knowledge, as well as knowledge from other disciplines to assure or improve patient care or the health care system.

Strives for the improvement of equitable health outcomes through advocacy, development, and implementation of policies that impact local and global population health.

Employs established and emerging principles of safety and improvement science to enhance quality and minimize risk of harm to patients and health care providers.

Gain intellectual and practical communication, analytic inquiry, and information fluency skills appropriate to their area of study. Uses informatics processes and technologies to evaluate, manage, and improve the delivery of safe, high-quality, and efficient healthcare services.
Develop a person and professional ethic consistent with the Franciscan values of learning, reverence, and service.






Assures the provision of holistic, individualized, just, respectful, compassionate, coordinated, evidence-based and developmentally appropriate person-centered care through advanced nursing strategies.

Collaborates across professions, patients, families, communities, and other stakeholders to optimize care, enhance the healthcare experience, and strengthen outcomes.


Demonstrate a commitment to social responsibility, diversity, and the standards of their professions/disciplines. Demonstrates advanced nursing professionalism through accountability, perspective, collaborative disposition, and comportment.
Exhibit the professional development, work practices, global perspectives, and dispositions of lifelong learners. Fosters personal health, resilience, and well-being; contributes to lifelong learning; and supports the acquisition of nursing expertise and the assertion of leadership.
Integrate knowledge by engaging in meaningful graduate-level scholarly activities appropriate to their area of study.




Displays scholarship through the generation, synthesis, translation, application, and dissemination of nursing knowledge to improve health and transform health care.

Responds to and leads within complex systems of health care to effectively and proactively coordinate resources for safe, quality, and equitable care to diverse populations.