The DNP project is implemented, evaluated and disseminated. This written product demonstrates a synthesis of the student's clinical scholarship and serves as the foundation for future evidence based practice inquiry. Although the DNP project may take different forms, all projects are based on a systematic approach to appraise the related literature, conduct an appropriate method of data collection, analyze outcomes, and synthesize the results.
This course examines topics relevant to expanding knowledge of organizational and systems leadership, and provides the knowledge and skills needed to develop competence in health policy. The impact of leadership and health science on the delivery of health care is explored. The examination of healthcare financing issues as they present at the systems and organizational level is incorporated. Health policy influences and triggers are emphasized, and the impact of historical, political, economic, global, and cultural influences is examined.
A course, on a special topic in the discipline at the post-master degree level, offered on the basis of need, interest, or time lines. May be repeated for credit. See registrar's office current class schedules Web page for specific semester description.
This course provides independent reading and/or research, at the post-master degree level, under the direction of a faculty member. Refer to the academic policy section for independent study policy. May be repeated for credit.
This course provides the opportunity to synthesize knowledge from the eight AACN foundational Essentials in preparation for progress to the DNP Clinical Practicum, and for beginning the DNP Project. The DNP project is a written scholarly project related to the student's role and population of interest, designed to improve health outcomes for individuals, families, populations, or systems. The student develops a proposal for his/her project based on an area of clinical interest, and a professional development plan for the clinical practicum. Prerequisite: 550.
This course provides the opportunity to synthesize knowledge from the eight AACN foundational Essentials in preparation for progress to the DNP Clinical Practicum, and for beginning the DNP Project. The DNP project is a written scholarly project related to the student's role and population of interest, designed to improve health outcomes for individuals, families, populations, or systems. The student completes and defends a proposal for his/her project based on an area of clinical interest, and a professional development plan for the clinical practicum.
Students complete an individually designed practicum based on their professional development plan. This clinical experience is also related to their role, population foci, and area of clinical interest. The practicum takes place within a health care system where students transition to independent advanced nursing practice and compete the DNP project. Inter-professional collaboration, practice inquiry, role transition, and advanced organizational and systems leadership skills are emphasized. May be repeated for credit.
Students complete an individually designed practicum based on fulfilling the DNP essentials through elective clinical experience regarding health policy, outcomes, informatics, population health, and/or other foci. Planned experience is based on learning needs/goals, previous coursework, and experience.
This course will analyze various issues related to providing primary care for geriatric populations in any setting. While the issues may vary depending on participants' interest areas, topics such as end of life care, geriatric syndromes, polypharmacy, dementia and delirium, frailty, and quality of life will be typical. Specific focus on the required adult-gerontology primary care competencies will be emphasized.
This course serves as a graduate exploration of epidemiologic principles as they apply to the determinants of health and disease surveillance in populations. An overview of epidemiologic measures and research designs is provided. Skills related to interpreting biostatistical data found in health care literature as well as those utilized in advanced nursing practice will be developed. Clinical and population-based principles of health promotion and disease prevention are incorporated.