DNP Program Outcomes | University of Portland

DNP Program Outcomes

The DNP program prepares competent, entry-level primary care nurse practitioners and experienced nurse practitioners who:

  1. Practice independently in a variety of primary care health environments, translate best evidence into practice, employ a population focus, incorporate integrative health and/or palliative care perspectives, and collaborate with multiple disciplines with the goal of providing effective, comprehensive healthcare;
  2. Demonstrate leadership in macro and micro health care system change and personal practice improvement; and
  3. Proactively strive for social justice, actively address health disparities and function as culturally competent practitioners who relate effectively with diverse and underserved individuals, families and populations.