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Welcome to the Doctor of Nursing Program. Please listen to the orientation video presented by Dr. Joanne Thanavaro to learn more about the program and requirements.

Essential Program Information
Click on the link below to access additional information regarding your program, tuition, book list, registration, libraries and other resources to assist you while pursuing your degree.

Student Handbook
Please refer to the student handbook for valuable information about the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

Preceptor and Clinical Requirements
Please read the information regarding the preceptor approval process and important clinical requirements

Student Photo ID Badge
All students are required to have a valid student ID card. The student will need to wear the SLU ID card during the clinical practicum. ID badges can be obtained at Parking and Card Services during the on campus orientation.

Program Objectives

  • Use advanced knowledge of mid-range and translational theories from nursing and other disciplines as a framework for advanced nursing practice.
  • Critically examine research and scholarship to support evidence-based clinical practice.
  • Exemplify ethical principles in the delivery of comprehensive health care.
  • Formulate strategies to maximize health in patient populations.
  • Develop clinical competence for advanced practice that provides consumers with primary, secondary, and/or tertiary health care.
  • Use technology and information to improve the health care.
  • Apply principles of epidemiology, biostatistics, and environmental sciences to recognized populations at risk, patterns of disease, and effectiveness of prevention and intervention.
  • Apply current knowledge of organizations and financing of the health care system to improve the outcomes of care.
  • Design and implement processes to evaluate outcomes and systems for health care delivery.
  • Use business and management strategies for the provision of quality care and efficient use of resources.
  • Use advanced communication and leadership skills with interprofessional health care teams to create and evaluate health care delivery systems.
  • Influence health policy at institutional, local, state, and national levels.
Higher purpose. Greater good.
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