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Course Descriptions

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Description
NURS 601Scholarly Project IAssessment and identification of nursing practice issue focused on a population of interest that lays the groundwork for development of the culminating scholarly project while investigating the DNP role. This course includes at least 16 hours of formalized discussion with faculty advisor per semester.
NURS 602Advanced Principles of Population Health NursingAnalyzes impact of social, cultural, ecological, and systems of care delivery factors on health care disparities across population groups. Evaluates the DNP role in disease prevention and health promotion for populations, utilizing a social, justice framework; explores the impact of globalization on health care and health care planning, and the need to design health care systems that are responsive to diverse cultural needs.
NURS 603Scholarly Project IIImmersive practice experience with a population of interest that includes planning of the culminating scholarly project and examination of DNP role within a health care system. Includes at least 16 hours of formalized discussion with faculty adviser per semester. An oral proposal of the project must be approved by the supervisory committee to satisfactorily complete the course.
NURS 604 Designing Models of Health Care DeliverySynthesizes evidence, theories, and scientific principles to create new individual, aggregate, and population health care delivery models and approaches. Comprehensive program planning knowledge and analytical skills will be used to evaluate and ameliorate the interactions between complex practice, organization/system, population, policy, economic, and political issues affecting diverse populations and practice settings.
NURS 605Scholarly Project IIIImmersive practice experience with a population of interest that includes implementation of scholarly project and role of the DNP. Includes at least 16 hours of formalized discussion with faculty adviser per semester.
NURS 608Health Care Policy and AdvocacyPrepares students to analyze, influence, develop, and implement health related policies at all levels. Focused on principles and strategies to influence policymakers, lead stakeholder teams, and engage in advocacy efforts for health care consumer populations, providers, systems of care, and other stakeholders in policy and public forums.
NURS 609Health Care Policy & Advocacy ApplicationProvides the student the opportunity to experience leadership and professional development alongside an experienced local, regional or national health care policy leader.
NURS 610Leadership for Organizations, Systems, and PopulationsPrepares the DNP student to assume an advanced leadership role in complex health care systems, to assess and transform practice environments, and enhance the quality of inter-professional health care delivery systems. Examines the impact of cultural, ethical, and economic factors on leading change in health care organizations.
NURS 612Translation, Integration, and Dissemination of EvidenceAnalyzes and evaluates concepts associated with evidence-based nursing practice models. Translating evidence-based practice includes: evidence-based practice recommendations, practice change, evaluating outcomes, and diffusing innovation. Uses translational science to apply evidence to practice.
NURS 614 Outcomes Management AnalysisAnalysis and application of epidemiological, bio-statistical, environmental, and other data related to individual, aggregate, and population health. Emphasis on business and economic processes for analysis of cost effective health care outcomes.
NURS 616Health Care Technology, Information Systems, and QualityPrepares students to use evidence and advanced knowledge of technology to lead improvements in communication and the monitoring, collection, management, analysis, and dissemination of information that enhances health and health care safety and quality. Focused on design, selection, use, and evaluation of legal, ethical, just, and cost-effective information-management processes to evaluate health and practice outcomes in diverse, aggregate-focused, advanced practice settings.
NURS 618Quality Improvement and Evaluation MethodologyAppraises the study, understanding, and challenges of quality care measurement and improvement to assure high quality health care outcomes in practice, systems of care, organizations and communities, and populations. Uses evidence, research, and outcome information to improve nursing practice, care-delivery models, and health care systems.
NURS 620Scholarly Inquiry and Advanced Evidence-Based PracticeExamines foundational and philosophical aspects of nursing science related to the role of the DNP. Uses applied research methods and design of health care research and evidence-based practice related to advanced clinical scholarship to examine relevance to nursing and health care practice.
NURS 621Scholarly Project IVCulminating immersive practice experience with a population of interest that includes evaluation of the scholarly project, written report of completed work and appraisal of the role of the DNP. An approval of supervisory committee at end of course.
NURS 622Financial Strategies for Nurse LeadersExamines advanced economic principles within the context of the U.S. healthcare system and utilizes advanced application of health care financial strategies for nurse leaders including key financial principles, cost benefit analysis, and budgeting.
NURS 623Scholarly Clinical ExperienceElective course with variable credits for those students who need additional hours to satisfy American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) 1000 hour requirement for DNP education. May repeat course as needed.