Doctorate Nursing Practice (DNP)

DNP 903. Biostatistics & Epidemiology. (4 Credits)

This course will introduce students to tools and concepts in the fields of epidemiology and biostatistics. Students will learn to use these resources to improve outcomes in their clinical practice through experiential applications in quality improvement, population health, prevention, and critical appraisal of the health literature.

Prerequisite: None

DNP 915. Advanced Evidence-Based Practice. (3 Credits)

The purpose of this course is to introduce concepts associated with evidence-based nursing practice theories and models. Strategies for creating a culture of evidence based practice both for individuals and systems will be discussed. Proposed evidence-based practice changes are based on an understanding of the cultural, financial, and legal and human resource needs of the health care environment. The goal of this course is to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to assume a leadership role in transforming healthcare and educational environments.

Prerequisite: None

DNP 921. Healthcare Informatics. (3 Credits)

Health Care Informatics examines the student’s abilities to use information systems/technology to support and improve patient care and healthcare systems, and provide leadership within healthcare systems and/or academic settings. The student is exposed to informatics concepts, design, selection, and use of information systems/technology to evaluate programs of care, outcomes of care, and care systems. Information systems/technology provides a mechanism to apply budget and productivity tools, practice information systems and decision supports, and web-based learning or intervention tools to support and improve patient care.

Prerequisite: None

DNP 940. DNP Project I. (4 Credits)

In this course, students build upon prior knowledge and coursework to prepare for the role of the DNP prepared advanced nurse and develop a foundation for the DNP Project. Students attain knowledge of the quality improvement process, apply knowledge when conducting an organizational needs assessment, use strategies to prioritize organizational needs, and learn a foundation for applying research and other evidence to support change and improvement in practice. Students complete practicum hours in relation to the DNP Project for planned change.

Prerequisite: None

DNP 941. DNP Project II. (4 Credits)

The DNP capstone project is a scholarly experience that implements the principles of evidence-based practice and translation under the guidance of a faculty mentor. The outcome of the DNP capstone Translational Research Project courses will be a tangible and deliverable academic product that is derived from the practice immersion experience and will be reviewed and evaluated by an academic committee.

Prerequisite: None