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NURS 5000 Conceptual and Theoretical Foundations of Nursing (3)

The role of the advanced practice nurse within the framework of nursing science. Selected theoretical and conceptual nursing frameworks, which provide a foundation for advanced nursing practice. Prerequisites: Admission to the MSN programs or permission of the Director.

NURS 5010 Nursing Research with Statistical Applications (4)
An examination of methods and statistical applications in nursing research, utilizing nursing theory both as a basis for research and in practice. Prerequisite: Undergraduate level statistics: Pre or corequisite: NURS 5000 and NURS 5800.

NURS 5150 Financial Administration for Nurse Executives (3)
Financial administration theories, principles, and practices essential for nurse executives within the changing health care environment.

NURS 5300 Theoretical Foundations for Health Systems Administration (3)
Exploration of theories, principles, and behaviors essential for the management of resources within the changing health care environment from an advanced practice nurse perspective. Prerequisites: NURS 5120 (may be co-requisite.)

NURS 5320 Consulting and Marketing Skills for Advanced Practice Nursing (3)
Theories and concepts related to intra-and entrepreneurial principles and skills for the advanced practice nurse. Prerequisites: Admission to Graduate School or permission of the Director.

NURS 5340 Health Systems Practicum for Advanced Practice Nurses (4)
The application of advanced knowledge and skills related to health systems administration or nursing informatics in a selected health care setting. Prerequisites: NURS 5310 or NURS 5360.

NURS 7000 Philosophic Underpinnings for Nursing Practice (3)
Exploration of philosophical and historical issues that create a context for the integration of the natural and social sciences with nursing science to develop a translational philosophy that will support initiation and evaluation of improved practice approaches. Prerequisite: admission to the DNP program or approval by the Director.


NURS 7010 Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Systems (3)
Examines the foundational and philosophical aspects of evidence-based practice for the advanced practice nurse. Research provides the basis of this course through the application of knowledge in the translational project. The student will examine and use applied research methods with a focus on protection of human subjects. Critiques of evidence-based research such as reliability, validity, trustworthiness and relevance to practice of research designs and findings will be emphasized. Prerequisite: admission to the DNP program or approval by the Director.


NURS 7020 Epidemiology and Health Requisites of Populations (3)
Examines the distribution and determinants of health related states and events in specified populations. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of applied epidemiology, study design, public health surveillance, methods of control, prevention and evaluation of health conditions, diseases, injuries and outcomes. This course will analyze specific epidemiologic methods for describing patterns of disease and developing innovative approaches involved in health planning, health policy and health care delivery systems in a leadership role. Prerequisite: admission to the DNP program or approval by the Director.


NURS 7030 Meeting Population Demands through Biostatistics (3)
Examines methods used to generate and analyze biostatistical data as a foundation for developing, implementing, and evaluating policies and programs integral for the health care of identified populations. Prerequisites: admission to the DNP program, undergraduate and graduate statistics or approval by the Director.


NURS 7040 Technology and Transformation of Health Care (3)
Provides the advanced practice nurse with the ability to use information systems/technology to support and improve patient care and transform health care systems. Prerequisite: admission to the DNP program or approval by the Director.


NURS 7050 Leadership in Complex Health Care Systems (3)
Examines evidence-based concepts and theories to be an effective leader in complex health care systems. Prerequisite: admission to the DNP program or approval by the Director.


NURS 7060 Health Care Policy (3)
This course critically examines contextual factors that influence health policy development and leadership strategies essential in engaging in the political and policy making process. Prerequisite: admission to the DNP program or approval by the Director.


NURS 7070 Translational Evidence-Based Residency I (3)
Provides the Doctor of Nursing Practice student with individualized opportunities to apply advanced leadership and clinical knowledge in healthcare systems; identification of needs and/or interests to further define their clinical practice; allows the student to gain experience in selected clinical or agency sites to increase competencies in areas such as clinical acumen, case management, leadership, and/or business practices. Practice setting and focus is individualized to students’ specific areas of interest. Student will be precepted by an expert in the field. This course meets full-time equivalency requirements. Prerequisites or Co-requisites: NURS 7000, NURS 7010, NURS 7020, NURS 7030, NURS 7040, NURS 7050, NURS 7060 or approval by the Director. Graded SP/NP.


NURS 7080 Translational Evidence-Based Residency II (3-6)
Provide the Doctor of Nursing Practice student with individualized opportunities to apply advanced leadership and clinical knowledge in healthcare systems; identification of needs and/or interests to further define their clinical practice; allow the student to gain experience in selected clinical or agency sites to increase competencies in areas such as clinical acumen, case management, leadership, and/or business practices. Practice setting and focus is individualized to students’ specific areas of interest. Student will be precepted by an expert in the field. Prerequisites or Co-requisites: NURS 7000, NURS 7010, NURS 7020, NURS 7030, NURS 7040, NURS 7050, NURS 7060, NURS 7070 or approval by the Director. Graded SP/NP.


NURS 7090 Translational Project (6)
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program culminates in a capstone translational project course that will merge the practice and scholarship components of the degree. It is designed to address a practice issue affecting groups of patients, health care organizations or health care systems. Students will work with community groups, clinics, hospitals or health care systems to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate a proposal that is mutually agreed upon by the practice setting, the student, and the student’s advisory committee. The successful completion of this scholarly project will contribute to an aspect of advanced nursing practice. This course meets full-time equivalency requirements. Prerequisites or Co-requisites: NURS 7000, NURS 7010, NURS 7020, NURS 7030, NURS 7040, NURS 7050, NURS 7060, NURS 7070, NURS 7080 or approval by the Director Graded SP/NP.


NURS 7970r Individual Studies (1-6)
Individual studies designed to enable students to study a selected topic in depth. Requires an individual studies contract describing the specific responsibilities and/or learning objectives of the student and the criteria to be used in evaluation and grading. Prerequisite: admission to the DNP program or approval by the Director.

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