Systems & organizations focus
Evidence for Doctor of Nursing Practice
Explore the nature of evidence as it relates to the discipline of nursing. Literature and evidence within and outside of nursing are critically appraised for translation to and evaluation of practice.
Ethical Analysis in Healthcare
Explores influential theories of health care ethics and draws on them to identify and analyze both common and complex ethical challenges in health care settings and systems, with attention to domestic and global concerns.
Quality and Safety in Health Care Organizations
Provides an overview of theoretical principles and concepts essential to assessing, designing, implementing, and evaluating population-based health projects within and across the health system and other organizations.
Uses of Data in Decision Making
Provides an overview of health care data and the innovative ways these data can be turned into information for clinical, operational, and financial decision-making.
Healthcare Policy, Politics and Process
Provides an overview of past and current health policy literature and research. It also provides the student with the opportunity to critically analyze basic concepts, principles, and consequences of policy options for achieving selected health services goals across the spectrum of health and health care systems.
D.N.P. Project Seminar
Designed to help students integrate D.N.P. course content and practica into their project proposal and help integrate D.N.P. course content and clinical practica into a final D.N.P. project proposal.
The Business of Healthcare
Designed to introduce students to the principles of economics, finance, and business operations within the context of the health care system and organizations. Essential economic and financial theory for the health care decision maker is examined within institutional, local, and national environments.
Students analyze and apply principles of contemporary leadership and administration to develop self-awareness of their leadership abilities and develop a plan to enhance areas for development. The emphasis is on strategic thinking and quality improvement in health care delivery, policy, and regulatory environments.
Achieving Population Health Equity
Provides a critical overview of the historical and contemporary health and health disparities research, relevant literature, and policies as essential context for understanding how to achieve health equity.
Transformational Leadership in Professional Education
Focus on innovative methods in intra- and interprofessional education and includes a review and critique of the principles of transformational leadership as they relate to higher education. Transformational leadership includes the ability to develop educational goals and purpose that aim to fully engage learners in the teaching-learning process.
Leadership Immersion Practicum
The Leadership Immersion is a yearlong, mentored experience in which students apply relevant knowledge to an evidence-based experience culminating in a final D.N.P. project in 999.
Project: Evidence-based Practice Change
Students apply relevant knowledge to an evidence-based, yearlong experience culminating in a final D.N.P. project manuscript, which will be submitted for publication.