DNP 903. Biostatistics & Epidemiology. (4 Credits)

introduces the tools and concepts in the fields of epidemiology and biostatistics. The student 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 medical literature. 4 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

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

introduces 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. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

DNP 921. Healthcare Informatics. (3 Credits)

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. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

DNP 940. DNP Project I. (4 Credits)

in this course, students build upon prior coursework to develop the foundation for the DNP Project. This includes: (a) further articulation of the evidence for practice change, (b) developing and refining the methodology for the practice change in collaboration with a faculty chairperson and site mentor, (c) seeking support for the practice change, and (d) securing appropriate personal, university, and site approvals for implementing the change. Students complete practicum hours in relation to the DNP Project activities for the planned change. 4 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

DNP 941. DNP Project II. (4 Credits)

in this course, students synthesize prior Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) coursework and residency experiences while completing the DNP Project and disseminating its results. Students demonstrate achievement of the DNP Essentials through tangible and deliverable academic products. 4 credits.

Prerequisite: None