Course Information

for DOCTORATE IN NURSING PRACTICE Department

 

Healthcare Economics and Finance (B624)

Credits:3

Healthcare Economics and Finance provides an understanding of principles of business, finance, and economics to develop and implement effective plans for practice-level and system-wide practice initiatives. Students will develop budgets, and analyze the cost-effectiveness of practice initiatives. Sensitivity of diverse organizational cultures and populations, including patients and providers will be emphasized.

Quality & Safety w Information Technology (B682)

Credits:3

Quality and Safety with Information Technology will assist students in the development of the knowledge synthesis of standards, and principles for selecting and evaluating information systems, patient care technology, and related ethical, regulatory, legal issues, and the subsequent impact on quality and safety. Students will select and use information systems/technology to evaluate programs of care, outcomes of care, and care systems.

Healthcare Economics & Finance (B724)

Credits:3

Healthcare Economics and Finance provides an understanding of principles of business, finance, and economics to develop and implement effective plans for practice-level and system-wide practice initiatives. Students will develop budgets, and analyze the cost-effectiveness of practice initiatives. Sensitivity of diverse organizational cultures and populations, including patients and providers will be emphasized.

Legal & Risk Management in Administrative Practice (B742)

Credits:2

This course examines legal issues and risks in healthcare administration. The course will address the broad and divergent elements of health care risk management that healthcare facilities and administrators experience in the current environment of managed care.

DNP PROJECT PLANNING I (EBP777)

Credits:1

The student will synthesize the literature and evidence to begin development and implementation of an evidence based practice (EBP) project. Communication with stakeholders and inter-professional collaboration is expected. During this first phase of development, the student will formalize the subject of study, obtain approval from the Chair, and initiate a proposal. N632 or Permission of Dean Graduate Affairs and Research.

DNP Project Planning II (EBP778)

Credits:1

During the evidence based practice (EBP) project planning phase II, research methodologies will be finalized, tools developed, possible subjects located, and collaborations confirmed. The proposal will be completed and approved by the Chair, all committee members, and the Dean Graduate Affairs and Research. The proposal will be submitted to the Institutional Review Board. Any changes required by the Institutional Review Board will be completed.EBP777 or Permission of Dean Graduate Affairs and Research.

DNP Project Implementation (EBP779)

Credits:1

The DNP/FNP student will continue in the development and implementation of a practice
innovation for a rural or underserved population, health system, or community. Ongoing
communication with stakeholders and inter-professional collaboration is expected. Students will
continue writing their manuscript for publication on their project. This course will be guided by a
project major advisor whose expertise matches the intent of the DNP project. Prerequisites:
completion of EBP777, EBP778.

DNP Dissemination (EBP780)

Credits:2

During the dissemination phase, the student will complete the scholarly paper in publication format and submit it for publication. The scholarly document will be completed with approval of the Chair, all committee members, and the Dean, Graduate Affairs and Research. The student will create a poster presentation and present the poster at a venue approved by the Chair. The content of the poster will be approved by the Chair, all committee members and the Dean Graduate Affairs and Research prior to printing. EBP779 or permission of Dean Graduate Affairs and Research.

DNP Project (EBP781)

Credits:0

There must be a minimum of 5 credit hours of EBP781.  This course involved the planning, implementation and disemmination of their project.

Project Management (N715)

Credits:3

This course is designed to help the DNP leadership students learn the process for developing, implementing, and evaluation projects within the work place setting. Over the course of the semester, students will develop a proposal for a project or program in their specific area of interest. There are three phases: 1. Project planning and outcome metrics 2. Project management and implementation 3. Project monitoring and evaluation All components of project development will be covered in this course with a focus on quality improvement, working with interdisciplinary teams, using information technology, and disseminating project outcomes. Prerequisite: completion of MSN Core Courses.

Clinical Nurse Specialist Practicum: Immersion I (N716)

Credits:3

All of the functions of the CNS advanced practice role are performed within a chosen area of practice

Clinical Nurse Specialist Practicum: Immersion II (N717)

Credits:1

All of the functions of the CNS advanced practice role are performed within a chosen area of practice. This practicum course offers the CNS/DNP student the opportunity to further synthesize and apply theoretical concepts derived from nursing and other health-related disciplines to the clinical practice settings

Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner DNP Practicum- Immersion I (N726)

Credits:3

Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Practicum DNP Immersion I offers the AG-PCNP student opportunities to practice the AG-PCNP role with emphasis on adult and aging primary and preventative advanced practice nursing care.  Prerequisites:  N628 or permission of the dean.  Students take 1 credit theory, 2 credits of clinical.

Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum DNP Immersion I (N727)

Credits:3

Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum I offers the FNP student the opportunity to practice the family nurse practitioner role with emphasis on life-span primary and preventative advanced practice nursing care.  Prerequisities:  N624 or permission of the dean.  Students take 1 credit theory, 2 credits clinical.

Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner DNP Practicum – Immersion II (N728)

Credits:3

Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Practicum V offers the AG-PCNP student the opportunity to further synthesize and apply theoretical concepts derived from nursing and other health-related disciplines to the clinical practice settings for the provision of primary and long-term care to the adult and aging clients. Independent and interdependent clinical decision making is expected and interdisciplinary collaboration and referral are emphasized. This course will complete the clinical experience sequence.  Students take 1 credit theory, 2 credits clinical.

Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum DNP Immersion II (N729)

Credits:3

Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum II offers the FNP student the opportunity to further synthesize and apply theoretical concepts derived from nursing and other health-related disciplines to the clinical practice settings for the provision of primary care to clients across the lifespan. Independent and interdependent clinical decision making is expected and interdisciplinary collaboration and referral are emphasized. This course will complete the clinical experience sequence.  Students take 1 credit theory, 2 credits clinical.

IMMERSION I (N730)

Credits:3

IMMERSION II (N731)

Credits:2

Evidence-Based Nursing Practice & Translational Research in Healthcare (N732)

Credits:2

Evidence-Based Practice and Translational Research in Healthcare develops students’ analytic methods to critically appraise existing literature and other evidence to translate research into practice, thus implementing the best evidence for practice. Students will begin the design of a process to evaluate outcomes of practice, practice patterns, or systems of care within a practice setting, healthcare organization, or community against national benchmarks to determine the variances in practice outcomes and population trends. The student will formulate a PICO question for their DNP project.

Transformational Leadership (N738)

Credits:3

Transformational Leadership will provide students with the opportunity to analyze effective and efficient methods of providing leadership and management for an education program, healthcare organization, administrative unit, or clinical area. Discussion of a variety of situations that leaders negotiate with regard to program and personnel development, strategic planning, budget preparation, and program evaluation.

Independent Study (N739)

Credits:1

Population-Focused System Improvements & Design for Micro/Macro Systems (N744)

Credits:3

Micro/Macro: Clinical practice course in which the student implements the role of the clinical systems leader under the supervision of a preceptor. Students will select a setting (hospital, long term or community health agency) where concepts, theories, and principles of administration and management can be applied. Clinical practice will also be focused on synthesis of the leadership role based on an evidence-based practice approach to healthcare systems. Students will determine individual goals and learning objectives consistent with a learning contract negotiated with a preceptor and approved by faculty. Students take 2 credits theory, 1 credit clinical.

Strategic Leadership (N746)

Credits:3

This course provides the DNP student with an opportunity to engage in a study of current and cutting edge leadership theories and apply them directly to the practice of professional nursing at the executive level. Strategies for incorporating change management theories will also be addressed through the perspective of emerging roles of the nurse as doctorally prepared nurse leader, advocate, manager of resources, and member of an interprofessional team. Students will have the opportunity to design and implement a business strategy for a healthcare practice, organization, or to start a new business.

Organizational Behavior (N748)

Credits:3

This course is designed to teach the DNP leadership student key concepts in organizational
behavior. Important content will include components of organizational culture, the role of
attitudes and diversity, workplace communication, the force of power and influence, team
behavior, and motivation theory. Leadership theories will be applied to organizational culture
and change management. Prerequisite: completion of MSN Core Courses.

Operations Management (N750)

Credits:3

This course is designed to facilitate DNP student learning in operations management in the
clinical setting. Management strategies covered will identify business strategies to promote
organizational efficiency in the delivery of high quality healthcare. Specific content will include
process improvement skills, principles of cost control, development of dashboards to monitor
key outcome measures, and methods of problem solving. Prerequisite: completion of MSN Core
Courses.

Principles of Human Resource Management (N752)

Credits:3

This course is designed to teach the DNP leadership student key concepts in human resource
management. Important content will include components of the employer-employee
relationship, including the legal foundation of human resource practice, employee benefits and
engagement, performance appraisals, employee discipline, and documentation techniques.
Special situations including civil service employment, labor relations, and arbitration will be
discussed. Prerequisite: completion of MSN Core Courses.

DNP Project Planning II (N778)

Credits:1

Nursing Leadership in Macro/Micro Systems DNP Immersion (N784)

Credits:1

Individualized immersion experience designed as a culminating experience for the Post-Master’s
DNP Nursing Leadership student. Focus is on operationalizing the role of the DNP student and
integrating evidence-based practice as relevant to patient outcomes across the practice
domains

Social Justice & Cultural Competence for Vunerable Populations (S684)

Credits:2

Social Justice and Cultural Competence for Vulnerable Populations will provide the foundation for managing dilemmas inherent in patient care and health care organizations. This course will increase the student’s awareness with resources used in caring for vulnerable populations; and, it will increase awareness when caring for clients from diverse culture backgrounds. Issues of social justice will be explored.

Healthcare Policy Legislation & Advocacy (S710)

Credits:3

Healthcare Policy Legislation and Advocacy prepares students to critically analyze health policy proposals, health polices, and related issues from the perspectives of consumers, nursing, other health professions, and other stakeholders in policy and public forums. Advocacy for nursing and consumers will be emphasized. Influence and the education of policy makers will be addressed.