Explain how your philosophy can accommodate your expanded awareness of practice issues as a DNP.

Apply recommended elements of a philosophy statement. Explain how your philosophy can accommodate your expanded awareness of practice issues as a DNP. Explain how your philosophy reflects or supports advocacy of social change as a DNP. Identify at least two middle range nursing theories and explain how they support your philosophy of nursing practice. Be specific and provide examples. (Will attach) Explain how one or more interdisciplinary theories inform your philosophy of nursing practice. Be specific and provide examples. Vision: The University envisions a distinctively different 21st-century learning community where knowledge is judged worthy to the degree that it can be applied by its graduates to the immediate solutions of critical societal challenges, thereby advancing the greater global good. Mission The University provides a diverse community of career professionals with the opportunity to transform themselves as scholar-practitioners so that they can effect positive social change. Goals To provide multicontextual educational opportunities for career learners. To provide innovative, learner-centered educational programs that recognize and incorporate the knowledge, skills, and abilities students bring into their academic programs. To provide its programs through diverse process-learning approaches, all resulting in outcomes of quality and integrity. To provide an inquiry/action model of education that fosters research, discovery, and critical thinking and that results in professional excellence. To produce graduates who are scholarly, reflective practitioners and agents of positive social change. Social Change The University defines positive social change as a deliberate process of creating and applying ideas, strategies, and actions to promote the worth, dignity, and development of individuals, communities, organizations, institutions, cultures, and societies. Positive social change results in the improvement of human and social conditions. This definition of positive social change provides an intellectually comprehensive and socially constructive foundation for the programs, research, professional activities, and products created by the Walden academic community. In addition, Walden supports positive social change through the development of principled, knowledgeable, and ethical scholar-practitioners, who are and will become civic and professional role models by advancing the betterment of society. University Outcomes The University strives to produce graduates with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to: 1. Facilitate positive social change where they work, in their communities, and in society. 2. Use their knowledge to positively impact their profession, communities, and society. 3. Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning. 4. Apply their learning to specific problems and challenges in their workplace and professional settings. 5. Demonstrate information literacy.* *Information literacy is defined as the ability to know when there is a need for information, and being able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use that information for the issue or problem at hand. 6. Demonstrate an understanding of the methods of inquiry used in their professional or academic field. 7. Practice legal and ethical integrity in their professional work. 8. Effectively communicate their ideas and the rationale behind them to others. 9. Support diversity and multiculturalism within their profession, communities, and society