DNP 800 – DNP Role Development
This course is designed for those in direct clinical practice and areas that support practice environments: administration, organizational management and leadership, and policy. The course focuses on exposing the student to the leadership roles expected of Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) practitioners. The importance of clinical inquiry, scholarship, and ethics within nursing and related disciplines and the imperative of interprofessional collaboration to promote quality improvement and safe patient outcomes will be explored.
DNP 805 – Public Healthcare Management and Administration
Healthcare goes beyond the typical places where care is transacted. In a rising capacity, it also involves the entire world, in addition to hospitals and clinics (i.e., communities, regions, and countries). Genetics and genomics have an impact on public health knowledge, which is based on epidemiological concepts. Students will investigate ethical health inequities, social justice concerns, and environmental health using the concepts of both disciplines.
DNP 810 – Healthcare Informatics
This course focuses on the use of information systems technology in healthcare settings and the benefits of technology for handling patient data. The course covers a variety of information technologies and applications utilized in the healthcare industry, including clinical decision assistance, knowledge transfer, and the collection and management of patient data. Introduced together with other subjects including policy, ethical, and legal concerns pertinent to health information technologies are current and developing technologies (health IT). Students learn about technology and outcomes evaluation, as well as the importance and impact of health IT deployment. Additionally, they learn about the many stakeholders’ roles in the planning, design, implementation, management, and usage of health IT. Students will learn the abilities required to effectively use technology and information systems and to lead.
DNP 815 – Leadership and Organizational Theory I
In order to support the role of the leader in enhancing organizational and system level results, this course immerses the doctorate student in the conceptual foundations of leadership and organizational theory. At all levels of nursing practice and policy, students will gain a greater awareness of organizational dynamics and culture change. The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) competency domains will be built upon in this course to define the role of professional nursing and to develop tactics for influencing and changing healthcare systems.
DNP 820 – Leadership and Organizational Theory II
The course examines methods, ideas, and procedures to improve patient safety and care quality in healthcare institutions. Systems analysis, stakeholder theory, and complex science concepts and principles will be explored to define and assess how modern healthcare organizations approach nursing difficulties. The usage of various outcomes management techniques in health care organizations will be examined. Students will assess various scenarios using case studies, including suitable techniques, measurement tools, and data elements to enhance quality and safety, and building a business case for system-level changes to enhance results.
DNP 825 – Healthcare Finance and Economics
Students can gain a thorough understanding of value-based service, economics, finance, budgeting, and payment models that have an impact on healthcare organizations and medical practices by studying healthcare finance and economics. A cost-benefit analysis based on value and quality models will be implemented, along with the development and analysis of business strategies by the students. The use of resources, decision-making instruments, and communication techniques will be combined.
DNP 830 – Healthcare Policy and Politics
Students gain abilities to assess health policy, create and implement health policy in organizations and the government and promote effective health policies in this course. The relationship between healthcare access, cost, and quality is discussed in health policy content, along with quality evaluation, finance, governance, delivery, and the social justice of health policies. Students will investigate this interaction from the viewpoints of the patient, the nursing staff, and the organization. By analyzing how they are manifested in particular policy efforts and the effects they have on the behavior and results of patients, nurses, and healthcare organizations, policy and advocacy principles will be reinforced.
DNP 835 – Organizational Strategy for Health Professionals
The goal of this course is to promote nursing practice by focusing on broad concerns for DNP-prepared nurses working in various healthcare settings. Students identify a nursing practice issue and develop a plan for changing that practice based on the best available evidence.
DNP 840 – Scholarly Evidence-Based Practice
The course offers a thorough examination of the research process, enabling students to critically evaluate and synthesize current academic data, practice recommendations, and scientific research. The focus of the course is on study design, research methodology, project implementation, data analysis strategies, and evaluation of a nursing practice change that is supported by the best available evidence.
DNP 890 – Doctor of Nurse Practitioner Project I
The student will have the chance to combine and apply the knowledge and abilities learned throughout the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) curriculum during the first of three clinical immersion experiences. In this course, students will choose a practice problem or topic from the real world that will guide them throughout their clinical immersion experience. The course helps students produce an executive summary, a problem statement, a review of the relevant literature that is supported by evidence, and a draft proposal for a clinical immersion project. The course’s practicum component serves as the starting point for projects that aim to advance practice.
DNP 891 – Doctor of Nurse Practitioner Project II
The student will continue to have the opportunity to synthesize, integrate, and apply knowledge and skills learned throughout the DNP curriculum during these second of three clinical immersion experiences. Students will complete the evidence-based, practice change project proposal and submit it to a designated committee for review, amendment, and approval prior to enrolling in Scholarly Immersion II. The course’s main emphasis will be on putting the approved DNP practice change project into practice in a particular setting for medical practice. This course’s practicum component will demonstrate how project development is integrated.
DNP 892 – Doctor of Nurse Practitioner Project III
The student will have the chance to synthesize, integrate, and apply the knowledge and skills learned throughout the DNP curriculum in this final part of the clinical immersion course sequence. The evaluation of the evidence-based practice change and the effect the DNP change project had on the chosen population will be the main topics of the student’s final clinical immersion experience. The dissemination of the project’s results will be planned by the students. The project development processes change component will be reflected in the course’s practicum.