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DNP Program

DNP Program courses are taught exclusively by nurse specialists and CRNAs.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program at the University at Buffalo educates students for an expanded comprehensive nurse practitioner role that includes critical thinking and independent decision making in clinical practice, leadership, education, policy and consultation. The CCNE accredited program prepares nurse practitioners to apply the latest evidence-based science to improve clinical practice outcomes.

The Post-BS to DNP Program equips baccalaureate-prepared nurses to pursue a DNP in  four specialty areas.

The Post-MS to DNP Program prepares established advanced practice nurses to deliver expert care and innovate practice.  

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DNP Program Outcomes

  • Critically analyze, synthesize and apply theoretical and empirical knowledge from a variety of sources to improve nursing practice.
  • Provide leadership in ethical, legal and socio-cultural issues for the improvement of nursing practice, patient outcomes and health care delivery.
  • Develop and evaluate care delivery approaches that meet current and future needs of patient populations based on scientific findings in clinical sciences, as well as organizational, political and economic sciences. 
  • Translate evidence to improve nursing practice and health care outcomes.
  • Provide leadership for evidence-based practice through translation of research in practice, evaluation of practice and participation in collaborative research to improve health care outcomes.
  • Use advanced information technology resources as strategies to improve clinical practice, education and research. 
  • Collaborate in the development and/or implementation of health policy regionally, nationally and internationally.  
  • Engage in interprofessional collaboration for improving patient and population health outcomes.
  • Engage in leadership to integrate evidence-based clinical prevention and population health services for individuals, aggregates and populations. 
  • Provide specialized advanced nursing practice that is innovative and evidence-based.
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