DNP Program Options

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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.

DNP Program Coordinators

Pamela Paplham, DNP, AOCNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

Assistant Dean, MS/DNP Programs

Cheryl Spulecki, DNAP, RN, CRNA

Nurse Anesthesia Program Director

Patricia Nisbet, DNP, PMHNP-BC

PMHNP Program Coordinator

Carla Jungquist, PhD, ANP-BC, FAAN

Adult/Gerontology Interim Program Coordinator

Molli Oldenburg, DNP, RN, FNP-C

FNP Program Coordinator

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