DNP 710 Science of Nursing (3 credit hours)
Designed to utilize reflective practice to explore concepts essential to the highest level of nursing practice. Applies theories across disciplines within a philosophical, ethical and a Christian worldview.
DNP 801 Translating Evidence into Nursing Practice (TENP) I (1 credit hour; 80 clinical hours)
This course is the first in a series of courses designed to provide the knowledge and skills essential for the advanced practice nurse to evaluate, translate, and integrate extant knowledge into clinical practice. Translating Evidence into Nursing Practice I introduces the doctoral student to the expectations of the translational research project. Students will learn how to conceptualize clinical practice problems and transform these issues into answerable research questions. The course will include an onsite residency.
DNP 715 Systems and Organizational Leadership (3 credit hours)
Explore the knowledge base and skills necessary to become a systems and organizational leader. Examine the relationship of complexity and systems to organizational decision making, practice roles, quality, and leadership.
DNP 802 Translating Evidence into Nursing Practice (TENP) II (1 credit hour; 80 clinical hours)
This second course in the Translating Evidence into Nursing Practice series is designed to focus on exploration of the literature and databases relative to the phenomenon of concern established in Translating Evidence into Nursing Practice I. Emphasis is placed on the systematic appraisal and utilization of nursing knowledge, clinical effectiveness, evidence-based practice and translational science. Ethical research principles and patient values are examined.
Prerequisite: DNP 801
DOL810 Statistical Research Design (3 credit hours)
This course will concentrate on the practice of statistics and applied research methods as tools for learning about the world. Methods useful for the analysis of experimental data are emphasized, and specific topics include one and two sample tests and confidence intervals for means and medians, descriptive statistics, one-way and two-way ANOVA, goodness-of-fit tests, categorical data analysis, and regression analysis. Students should critically evaluate data, produce graphical and numerical summaries, apply standard statistical inference procedures, and draw logical conclusions from analyses.
DNP 803 Translating Evidence into Nursing Practice (TENP) III (1 credit hour; 80 clinical hours)
This third course in the Translating Evidence into Nursing Practice series is designed to develop the methodology for the study. Emphasis is placed on study designs and selection of a suitable design to address the phenomenon of concern.
Prerequisite: DNP 802
Pre or Co-requisite: DOL 810
DNP 750 Information Management (3 credit hours)
Examine leadership skills utilized in information management to establish an effective ethical organizational culture. Information technologies and how they can best be utilized to impact the healthcare environment will be explored. Analysis of the knowledge base and advanced skills required in healthcare information evaluation will be a focus.
DNP 730 Applied Population Health (3 credit hours)
Provides a strategic view of population health management to improve healthcare outcomes beyond the individual to encompass global communities. Social determinants of health will be examined to minimize the impact of illness on various populations. Students will incorporate an evidence-based approach to care for multicultural communities.
DNP 820 Advanced Healthcare Policy (3 credit hours; 80 clinical hours)
Prepares students to critically analyze and influence the cycle of healthcare policy. Focus will be on leadership in the development and implementation of institutional to international healthcare policy as it relates to healthcare reform and strategic planning.
DNP 804 Translating Evidence into Nursing Practice (TENP) IV (1 credit hour; 80 clinical hours)
This fourth course in the Translating Evidence into Nursing Practice series is focused on implementation strategies of the study designed in Translating Evidence into Nursing Practice III. Emphasis is placed on project management for completion of the study and on leadership skills necessary for translating findings into practice. Plans for public dissemination of findings will be established. This course will include an onsite residency and successful defense of the TENPP proposal.
Prerequisites: DNP 803
DNP 830 Global Healthcare (4 credit hours; 160 clinical hours)
Provides students the opportunity to develop a comprehensive and engaged understanding of global health issues, social determinants of health, and problems associated with healthcare service provision in resource-constrained and marginalized communities. The graduate student will complete a healthcare project focusing on capacity building in collaboration with a global community. International travel is expected in this course.
DNP 840 Resource Management in Healthcare (3 credit hours)
Focuses on the critical analysis of the allocation, management and evaluation of healthcare resources along the continuum of practice. Emphasizes the art of stewardship and its relevance to healthy client outcomes.
DNP 805 Translating Evidence into Nursing Practice (TENP) V (1 credit hour; 160 clinical hours)
This final course in the Translating Evidence into Nursing Practice series focuses on implications for practice and culminates with the dissemination of project findings in a public forum appropriate for the study. This course will include an onsite residency.
Prerequisite: DNP 804