Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)

 

COURSE SEQUENCE - Post Bachelor’s (BSN) to DNP

 

You will complete a minimum of 1065 hours in clinicals and practicums during the program. You must carry student nurse practitioner malpractice insurance while in the clinical courses beginning in your second academic year. You must obtain your own clinical preceptors and will need a signed agreement with those preceptors (licensed physician, nurse practitioner, nurse midwife or physician assistant). At least 200 of your total 1065 clinical hours must be with a nurse practitioner.

NURS 524  Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Advanced Practice of Nursing (3)
Prerequisite: Majors only. Prepares the APN student to plan and implement health promotion and disease prevention strategies to assist in maintaining and improving the health of patients, families and communities.

NURS 601 Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Nursing (3)
Prerequisite: Majors only. Introduction to interdisciplinary theoretical foundations for advanced nursing practice. Emphasis on the development, application and critique of theories from nursing, social science, business and health care.

NURS 606  Research and Evidence-based Practice in Nursing (3)
Prerequisite: Majors only. Advanced research concepts, methodology, and application of descriptive and inferential statistical components to data analysis. Critique selected research projects to determine relevance to nursing practice and contribution to theory development.

NURS 610  Health Assessment (3)
 (2 lecture, 3 practicum) Forty-five hours applied practicum arranged. Emphasis in health history taking, physical assessment and interviewing of individuals across the life span.

NURS 612  Advanced Pharmacology (4)
Examine clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacotherapeutics. Focus on selected drug groups and their safe and appropriate utilization in primary care practice.

NURS 614  Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
Focus on pathophysiology, symptomology and etiology of commonly encountered acute and chronic clinical entities of children and adults

NURS 618  Epidemiology in Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
Prerequisite: Majors only.  Principles of epidemiology and understanding of biostatistics will be applied to population management of disease and intervention strategies.

NURS 628  Information Technology in Health Care (3)
Prerequisite: Majors only.  Use and application of computerized systems to clinical decision strategies for advanced practice nurses in the areas of quality management.

NURS 638  Concepts in Advanced Evidence-Based Practice (3)
Prerequisite: Majors only.  Forty-five hours applied practicum arranged.  Emphasis is on the systematic evaluation and use of current best evidence to make decisions about clinical practice and health care systems.

NURS 640  Health Care of Families I (4)
(2 lecture, 6 practicum) Ninety hours applied practicum arranged. Majors only. Application of theoretical and research based developmental approaches to primary health care of families with particular emphasis on childhood/adolescence.

NURS 645  Health Care of Families II (4)
(2 lecture, 6 practicum) Ninety hours applied practicum arranged. Majors only. Application of theoretical and research based developmental approaches to primary health care of families with particular emphasis on women’s health and adult episodic care.

NURS 650  Health Care of Families III (4)
(2 lecture, 6 practicum) Ninety hours applied practicum arranged. Majors only. Application of theoretical and research based developmental approaches to primary health care of families with particular emphasis on chronically ill and older adults and psychosocial adjustment disorders.

NURS 658  Applied Nursing Genomics
Prerequisite: NURS 614 Advanced Pathophysiology.   Majors only.  A genomics focus on concepts of prevention, screening, diagnostics, prognostics, selection of treatment, and monitoring of treatment effectiveness for individuals and aggregates within cultural and ethical care contexts.
NURS 668  Population Centered Health Care (3)

Prerequisites: NURS 618.  Majors only.  Forty-five hours applied practicum arranged.  Examines perspectives of population based health care across the life span from a community and global perspective.

NURS 678  Professional Practice and Healthcare Finance Seminar (3)
Prerequisite: Majors only. Forty-five hours applied practicum arranged.  Comprehensive economic investigation of health planning, organization, personnel, payment systems and care cost effectiveness in health care delivery systems.

NURS 680  Advanced Practice Role Practicum (1-9)
Prerequisite: Majors only. Final clinical experience provides students an opportunity to practice advanced roles intervention in underserved and/or rural areas. S/U graded. Repeatable, maximum of 9 credits for a total of 405 practicum hours.

NURS 685  DNP Practicum (3-7)
Prerequisite: Majors only. Practicum in hospital, community, and primary care settings focusing on clinical prevention and population based health care.  S/U graded.  Repeatable, no limitations.

NURS 688  Advanced Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems (3)
Prerequisite: Majors only.  Forty-five hours applied practicum arranged.  Analyzes the structure and organization of health care delivery systems including population-based, acute and ambulatory health care.  The roles of the DNP in organizational and systems policy are addressed.

NURS 690  Advanced Professional Role (2)
Prerequisite: Majors only. Advanced clinical role development is examined from several perspectives.

NURS 700  Advanced Nursing Theory (3)
Prerequisites: Majors only or consent of instructor. The focus of this course is nursing knowledge development and the underpinnings of nursing science, practice and education.

NURS 795  DNP Capstone Project Proposal Seminar (2)
Prerequisites: Majors only.  The capstone project reflects the synthesis and application of of evidence based practice in advanced nursing practice and health care.

NURS 796  DNP Capstone Project (3)
Prerequisites: Majors only. The capstone project reflects the synthesis and application of evidence based practice in advanced nursing practice and health care. The Capstone project must be approved by and defended to the capstone committee. Repeatable, maximum of 4 credits.

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