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Student Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the Doctor of Nursing Program, students will:

  1. Integrate nursing science with foundational sciences in order to benefit patients and families within the demands of the practice environment.
  2. Assume increasingly complex leadership roles to foster inter-professional collaboration.
  3. Demonstrate clinical scholarship and evidence-based practice.
  4. Demonstrate information technology literacy to affect quality of health care services.
  5. Influence health policy for advocacy in health care.
  6. Utilize knowledge of and collaboration within systems for quality improvement for patient and population health outcomes.
  7. Provide health promotion and clinical prevention for individual, family and population health using the analysis of relevant data.
  8. Apply ethically sound and culturally sensitive care to individual, family, and population using advanced levels of clinical judgment in designing, delivering evidence-based care.

Accrediting/Certifying Body:

  • The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Saginaw Valley State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (
  • State Licensing Agency (Michigan Board of Nursing)
  • NLN criteria for Certified Nurse Educator exam and CNL certification

Professional Organizations/Standards that informed development of learning outcomes:

  • American Association for Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
  • American Nurses Association (ANA)
  • Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN)
  • Institute of Medicine (IOM)
  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF)

Contact Us

Graduate Nursing Program Coordinator

Cynthia M Hupert DNP, MSN, BSN


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