DNP EXPERTISE

Interprofessional Collaboration for Improving Patient and Population Health Outcomes

  • Employs effective communication and collaborative skills in the development and implementation of practice models, peer review, practice guidelines, health policy, and standards of care

  • Leads interprofessional teams in the analysis of complex practice and organizational issues.

  • Employs consultative and leadership skills with interprofessional teams to create change in health care and complex healthcare delivery systems

Clinical Scholarship and Analytical Methods for Evidence-Based Practice

  • Uses analytic methods to critically appraise existing literature and other evidence to determine and implement the best evidence for practice

  • Designs and implements processes to evaluate outcomes of practice, practice patterns, and systems of care within a practice setting, health care organization, or community against national benchmarks to determine variances in practice outcomes and population trends

  • Disseminates findings from evidence-based practice and research to improve healthcare outcomes

Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Improvement and Systems Thinking

  • Develops and evaluates care delivery approaches that meet current and future needs of patient populations based on scientific findings in nursing and other clinical sciences, as well as organizational, political, and economic sciences

  • Develops and evaluates effective strategies for managing the ethical dilemmas inherent in patient care, the health care organization, and research

Health Care Policy for Advocacy in Health Care

  • Demonstrates leadership in the development and implementation of institutional, local, state, federal, and/or international health policy.

  • Educates others, including policy makers at all levels, regarding nursing, health policy, and patient care outcomes.

  • Develops, evaluates, and provides leadership for health care policy that shapes health care financing, regulation, and delivery.

  • Advocates for social justice, equity, and ethical policies within all healthcare arenas.

Scientific Underpinnings for Evidence-Based Practice

  • Integrates nursing science with knowledge from ethics, the biophysical, psychosocial, analytical, and organizational sciences as the basis for the highest level of nursing practice

  • Develops and evaluates new practice approaches based on nursing theories and theories from other disciplines

Clinical Prevention and Population Health for Improving the Nation’s Health

  • Analyzes epidemiological, biostatistical, environmental, and other appropriate scientific data related to individual, aggregate, and population health

  • Synthesizes concepts, including psychosocial dimensions and cultural diversity, related to clinical prevention and population health in developing, implementing, and evaluating interventions to address health promotion/disease prevention efforts

  • Evaluates care delivery models and/or strategies using concepts related to community, environmental and occupational health, and cultural and socioeconomic dimensions of health

The M. Vivian Baker Graduate Scholar, 2021

The Thomas L. & Jane S. Norris Endowed Nursing Scholar, 2021

Certifications & Skills

EPIC SuperUser

Cerner

HHS Culturally Competent Nursing Care Certified

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Certified

IHI Quality and Safety Certified

Excel & SPSS

ACLS & NIHSS

Institutional Review Board Clearance

UNC School of Nursing Graduate Society - Peer Mentor

Certified Clinical Nurse Preceptor

Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society-Alpha Alpha Chapter