Post-Masters Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Program Philosophy

The Nursing Graduate Programs at Walsh University prepare advanced generalist nurses to assume leadership positions in a variety of roles. We believe that it is the responsibility of the faculty to provide an environment that stimulates the learner to think critically, communicate effectively and act compassionately. We hold the ideal of providing quality care to clients and fulfilling our responsibility as contributing members of the profession and society. 

Program Goals

To provide excellence in nursing education grounded in the human experience. The Gary and Linda Byers School of Nursing prepares the graduate to practice nursing within the framework of Judeo-Christian values promoting health in diverse communities. 

Program Outcomes

  1. Practice at the highest level of clinical nursing by integrating and applying knowledge from the sciences within the fields of organizational management, ethics, health policy, and information technology.
  2. Demonstrate leadership skills in organizational and health systems management to improve the safety and quality of health care.
  3. Apply analytical skills and translational science methodologies to practice-focused scholarship.
  4. Provide leadership in interdisciplinary collaborative teams to improve health outcomes for individuals, populations, and systems. 
  5. Utilize strategies of risk reduction, illness prevention, health promotion, and health maintenance for individuals and populations. 
  6. Develop skills in the analysis and shaping of health care policy that supports health. 
  7. Demonstrate skill in the application of ethical decision-making frameworks to resolve ethical dilemmas. 

Global Experience

While enrolled in the program, students may participate in the Byers School of Nursing’s global experience(s). The student is advised to seek more information on global experiences from the Graduate Program Director of the Office of Global Learning.