National League for Nursing - Core Competencies
Competencies for Graduates of Research Doctorate Programs
Design and implement research that promotes human flourishing of the nurse,
nursing profession, patients, families, communities, populations, and systems.
Provide leadership in designing and implementing research that expands the evidence
underlying nursing practice and strengthens nurses' ability to make judgments.
Implement one's role as a research scholar committed to a spirit of inquiry, the
systematic investigation of nursing-related problems, and the dissemination of
research findings, in a manner informed by a sense of responsibility to shape a
preferred future for our profession.
Spirit of Inquiry
Engage in the science of discovery by designing and implementing research studies
and disseminating findings to improve nursing practice, nursing education, or the
delivery of nursing services.
NLN Education Competencies Model includes core values, integrating
concepts, and program outcomes.
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and competencies and the model.
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