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Certificate of Advanced Study in Family Nurse Practitioner

The Student Learning Outcomes associated with the graduate program are consistent with the AACN/NONPF Masters level competencies and are as follows:

  1. Demonstrates expertise in the evaluation and implementation of clinical practice guidelines and specialized knowledge as it applies to advance practice nursing.
  2. Analyzes current data, information, and knowledge from humanities and sciences that contribute to the science of advanced practice nursing to address access to, cost of, quality, and safety of care.
  3. Applies research outcomes in the practice arena to improve patient care.
  4. Collaborates with appropriate stakeholders to promote quality, safety, and improved outcomes of individuals and populations within an organization.
  5. Employs the use of information systems to capture data to deliver and enhance coordinated patient care.
  6. Demonstrates understanding of the role of the advanced practice nurse to influence policy at the system level to enhance the health of the public.
  7. Applies and evaluates the impact of ethical principles in complex decision-making processes of caring for patients in the advanced practice role.
  8. Incorporates inclusion of concepts of psychosocial dimensions, cultural diversity, and global health into advanced practice nursing.
  9. Develops the skills of an independent, accountable prescriber and full scope of the masters prepared advanced practice nurse.