South University, Columbia (View Other Campuses)
Students completing the Nurse Practitioner specialization demonstrate acquisition of the following competencies and proficiencies: 1. Integrate specialty standards of advanced practice nursing to deliver culturally competent, quality healthcare services to individuals, families, populations and systems. 2. Exercise effective leadership, critical thinking and communication skills in the development and implementation of advanced nursing practice services in primary care. 3. Integrate professional nursing standards, values and accountability into role and self development as an advanced practice nurse. 4. Utilize information technology and an evidence-based research approach in the development of nursing knowledge and design of healthcare services for clients, populations and systems. 5. Ensure advanced levels of clinical judgment, systems thinking, and accountability in the implementation and evaluation of evidenced based care to diverse individuals and populations.