DNP Cohort 7

 

DNP: Nursing Program of Study

For those who are already Masters-prepared advanced practice nurses such as NP, CRNA, CNM, CNS.


 

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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. Prerequisite: admission to the DNP program or approval by the Director.
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.
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. This course meets full-time equivalency requirements.
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. Prerequisite: admission to the DNP program or approval by the Director.
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.
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. This course meets full-time equivalency requirements.
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. Prerequisite: admission to the DNP program or approval by the Director.
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.
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. This course meets full-time equivalency requirements.
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. Prerequisite: admission to the DNP program or approval by the Director.
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.
3
Total Semester Credit Hours 6

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
Total Semester Credit Hours 6

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. This course meets full-time equivalency requirements.
3
Total Semester Credit Hours 3
Total hours: 36 Credit Hours