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Touching Lives. Transforming Health Care.

Course Descriptions

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program builds upon the foundation of the Masters of Science in Nursing and prepares nurses for advanced roles in leadership, clinical expertise, and innovation in problem recognition and resolution using evidence-based practice. Students will be able to: translate clinical and/or administrative science to transform practice, demonstrate organizational and systems leadership in promoting inter-professional collaboration and quality improvement, appraise and synthesize the evidence for translation in advanced nursing practice, apply knowledge of information systems and technology in the evaluation and use of data to improve healthcare outcomes, analyze and advocate policy to improve healthcare outcomes, evaluate issues and trends in global and population health to improve healthcare outcomes.

Total Semester Hours = 36
Course Number/Title Course Description
NURS 6320 (3 Semester Hours)
Leadership in Health Care Systems
Prerequisite:  Doctoral Standing and Graduate Level Statistics (grade of B or better)
This course focuses on the role of DNP prepared nurses in influencing systems level change.
NURS 6322 (3 Semester Hours)
Translational Research
Prerequisite:  NURS 6320; Doctoral Standing and Graduate Level Statistics (grade of B or better)
This course provides a review of core research concepts as a foundation for evidence appraisal and translation. New practice-based clinical inquiry methods and strategies to promote translational science are explored for application in the DNP role.
NURS 6382 (3 Semester Hours)
Health Care Policy
Prerequisite: NURS 6320; Doctoral Standing
Critique policies and development processes to provide leadership in the development and implementation of policies influencing institutional, local, state, federal, and/or international healthcare outcomes.
NURS 6307 (3 Semester Hours)
Population Health
Prerequisite:  NURS 6320; Doctoral or PhD Standing
This course focuses on analyzing determinants of health and designing health strategies to improve population health
NURS 6321 (3 Semester Hours)
Epidemiology
Prerequisite: NURS 6320; Doctoral Standing
This course introduces the basic principles and bio-statistical methods of epidemiology and demonstrates their applicability to population health. 
NURS 6324 (3 Semester Hours)
Clinical Information Systems
Prerequisite: NURS 6320; NURS 6322;  Doctoral Standing
This course focuses on the selection, assessment, and use of information systems, technology, and data to evaluate and monitor outcomes of care, care systems, and quality improvement.
NURS 6323 (3 Semester Hours)
Evidence Appraisal
Prerequisite: NURS 6320; NURS 6322;  Doctoral Standing
In this course, students will use analytical methods to critically appraise existing research and literature to select and implement the best evidence for practice.
NURS 6326 (3 Semester Hours)
Project Proposal Development
Prerequisite: NURS 6320; NURS 6322; NURS 6323  Doctoral Standing
This course provides the student an opportunity to design an evidence-based process and intervention to improve practice and the practice environment.
NURS 6620 (6 Semester Hours)
DNP Practicum I
Prerequisite: Completion of all DNP coursework; GPA of 3.0 or higher
During this course, students implement evidence-based solutions that influence health outcomes.
NURS 6621 (6 Semester Hours)
DNP Practicum II
Prerequisite: Completion of all DNP coursework; GPA of 3.0 or higher
During this course, students evaluate evidence-based solutions that influence health outcomes.
NURS 6331 (3 Semester Hours)
DNP Practice
Prerequisite: Completion of all DNP coursework; GPA of 3.0 or higher
During this course, students implement and evaluate evidence-based solutions that influence health outcomes with clinical practice.
NURS 6333 (3 Semester Hours)
DNP Practice
Prerequisite:  NURS 6620; Completion of all DNP coursework; GPA of 3.0 or higher
During this course, students implement and evaluate evidence-based solutions that influence health outcomes with clinical practice.