DNP Cohort 7

 

DNP: Nursing Administrative Systems Program of Study 

BSN to DNP, or for nurses with a non-advanced practice Masters degree.

 

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Spring Year I (January - May)

Hours
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.
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. Prerequisite: undergraduate and graduate statistics or approval by the Director.
3
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.
1
Total Semester Credit Hours 7

Summer Year I (May - August)

 
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.
3
Examines evidence-based concepts and theories to be an effective leader in complex health care systems.
3
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.
1
Total Semester Credit Hours 7

Fall Year I (August - December)

 
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.
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.
3
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.
1
Total Semester Credit Hours 7

Spring Year II (January - May)

 
This course critically examines contextual factors that influence health policy development and leadership strategies essential in engaging in the political and policy making process.
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.
3
The goal of this course is to provide a decision-oriented overview of marketing management. This course focuses on the management challenge of designing and implementing marketing strategies that maximize customer satisfaction and firm profitability. Successful completion of online background module in economics or academic advisor approval based on academic record is required.
3
Total Semester Credit Hours 9

Summer Year II (May - August)

 
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.
6
An examination of the theoretical and research foundations that explain behavior within the context of organizations. The focus will be on how organizational behavior theory is translated into practice such that students will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to become an effective manager.
3
Total Semester Credit Hours 9

Fall Year II (January - April)

 
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.
3
This course focuses on the management of human resources in the nursing system and includes the leader’s role in planning, development, and retaining employees. Creating the workplace of choice and building a culture of quality and safe patient care is explored.
3
The goal of this course is to acquaint all business students with the primary concepts and techniques of financial analysis. The course will build upon the skills obtained in accounting and economics and use those skills for making decisions regarding a firm’s use of capital toward the goal of maximizing the value of the firm. It is assumed that all students are familiar with financial statements and basic statistical and economic principles. The first part of the course will develop the tools used in modern financial analysis, including financial statement analysis and valuation techniques. Latter portions will apply these tools to decision-making for long-term (capital budgeting and cost of capital) financial management for both large and small firms.
3
Total Semester Credit Hours 9

Spring Year II (January - May)

 
This course explores corporate/administrative responsibility in healthcare administration to include communication and relationship management, leadership, knowledge, and application of business skills and knowledge in the healthcare environment.
3
This is an introductory course designed to familiarize students with role of information technology (IT) in business organizations. The course provides a balance between managerial and technical aspects of information technology. Managerial aspects include topics such as using IT as a strategic source for competitive advantage, enterprise resource planning, electronic commerce, supply chain management, and role of data analytics in modern businesses. Technical topics include hardware, software, databases, Internet of things (IoT), developing and acquiring IT, and IT security.
3
This course is designed to investigate the entrepreneurial process from a variety of perspectives. The primary focus is the activities that occur from conception to the birth of a new venture, although issues of report growth and harvest will also be covered.
3
Total Semester Credit Hours 9
Total hours: 57 Credit Hours