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Doctorate of Nursing Practice
Course Descriptions

NURS 701 Scientific Underpinnings for Clinical Scholarship
Course Description: Theoretical knowledge from nursing and related disciplines is explored. Emphasis is placed on integration and application of scientific knowledge to clinical practice and to practice scholarship. 3 cr; Fall semester. Prerequisites: DNP program matriculation or consent of program director.

NURS 702 Systems Leadership/Quality Improvement
Course Description:  Core concepts of organizational and systems leadership and quality improvement are explored, with emphasis on application to diverse clinical practice settings.
3 Cr.; Fall semester. Prerequisites: DNP program matriculation or consent of program director.

NURS 703 Advanced Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Course Description:  Epidemiological principles and methods are presented and applied to clinical and population-based health. Epidemiological, biostatistical, and other scientific approaches are used to analyze population data.
3 Cr.; Fall semester. Prerequisites:  DNP program matriculation or consent of program director.

NURS 704 Clinical Research/Analytic Methods
Course Description:  Methodological concepts and principles required for evidence-based clinical practice are examined.  Emphasis is placed on analysis and application of research findings to clinical practice.     3 Cr.; Spring semester. Prerequisites:  NURS 703 prerequisite.

NURS 705 Health Care Policy and Advocacy
Course Description:  Frameworks for developing and analyzing health policy issues are presented and discussed in the context of prominent health policy issues. Analytic skills will be applied to examine health policy debates. 
3 cr.; Spring semester. Prerequisites:  DNP program matriculation or consent of program director.

NURS 706 Economics, Finance, Business Management
Course Description:  Advanced economic, financial, and business knowledge and skills required to assume a DNP leadership role are investigated  Emphasis is placed on application of knowledge to diverse healthcare settings and systems.
3 Cr.; Spring semester; Prerequisites: DNP program matriculation or consent of program director.

NURS 707 Information Technology/Decision Support  
Course Description:  The intersection of informatics, computer science, cognitive science and nursing science are explored.  Current issues, evaluation of information technology, and application to practice are emphasized.
3 cr.; Fall semester.  Prerequisites: DNP program matriculation or consent of program director.

NURS 708 Interprofessional Collaborative Practice
Course DescriptionCore concepts of interprofessional collaborative practice are explored. Contemporary issues and strategies to promote interprofessional collaboration are examined.
3 cr.; Spring semester.  Prerequisites: DNP program matriculation or consent of program director.

NURS 709 Population Health
Course DescriptionPopulation-based approaches and initiatives to improve population-focused health care are presented, analyzed, and evaluated. Assessment, implementation, and evaluation of evidence based interventions will be emphasized.
3 cr.; Fall semester.  Prerequisites: Graduate status and NURS 703 prerequisite or concurrent.

NURS 720 DNP Project Planning Seminar                                                                                                            
Course Description:  The focus of this seminar is on capstone project mapping and the proposal development process.
1 cr. Spring semester.  Prerequisite: NURS 701; NURS 702; NURS 703; NURS 704

NURS 730 DNP Proposal Development
Course Description:  Students develop the DNP capstone proposal.
3cr.; Summer session I.  Prerequisite: NURS 720.

NURS 740 DNP Project Implementation
Course Description:  Students implement the capstone project in consultation with the faculty major advisor and capstone committee. Emphasis will be placed on data collection and analysis procedures. 
2 cr; Fall semester.  Prerequisite: NURS 730.

NURS 750 DNP Project Evaluation & Dissemination
Course Description:  Students evaluate project findings and prepare the final written paper in consultation with the faculty major advisor and capstone committee. Project findings are defended at a culminating oral presentation. 
1 cr; spring Semester.  Prerequisite:  NURS 740.

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