Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Courses

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DNP - Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Courses

DNP-710: Epidemiology/Population Health (Credits: 3)

Epidemiological concepts as they relate to health and healthcare are introduced in this course. The advanced practice nurse will develop an understanding of population health, screening, prevention, and disease control. Prerequisites: none

DNP-711: Biological Systems, Homeostasis, & Patho (Credits: 3)

This course will introduce the student to principles of biological systems, homeostasis. and pathogenesis. Best-practice models for nurse anesthesia care will be discussed. Students will examine systematic outcomes in the translation of research evidence and data, and identify application to nurse anesthesia practice.

DNP-713: Healthcare Improvement (Credits: 4)

Students will analyze ways to improve healthcare using a systems approach and evaluate evidence for safety issues related to patients, populations, clinical settings, or hospital systems. Students will explain the significance of an inter-professional approach to solving patient safety issues and create a policy related to healthcare improvement in the operating room. Students will analyze patient safety and technology and apply those concepts to the improvement of healthcare.

DNP-715: Health Care Policy and Economics (Credits: 3)

This course will explore health care policies and laws that control the structure of healthcare in the United States. Advance practice nurses will explore current and emerging issues and principles of business finance related to health care practices. National, state, and local levels will be addressed. Prerequisites: none

DNP-720: Evidence-Based Nursing Practice (Credits: 3)

This course explores the theoretical foundations of practice, implementation of research, and evidence based approaches to practice. Learning focuses on the integration of scientific evidence in to practice to promote safe, cost effective healthcare with improved outcomes. Prerequisites: none

DNP-725: Leadership and Roles (Credits: 3)

This course will explore the development of the advanced practice role as it relates to our complex healthcare system. Regulation of practice and professional responsibilities are included. Professional development and leadership models are addressed. Leadership related concepts such as professional integrity, credibility, and interprofessional collaboration will also be emphasized. Prerequisites: none

DNP-727: Legal Concerns (Credits: 2)

Course discussions will explain the major legal issues in nurse anesthesia practice and health care. Students will apply legally sound decision-making processes in the healthcare and academic environments and use critical thinking and logical argument techniques to rationally debate controversial legal issues. Students will defend a controversial health care legal decision using recent research and explain the most effective ways to keep anesthesia providers safe from frivolous lawsuits.

DNP-730: Adv. Statistics for Clinical Practice (Credits: 3)

This course provides an understanding of qualitative and quantitative statistics including some mathematical skills relevant to understanding the application of statistics in health care. Advance practice nurses will develop skills to read and interpret medical literature. Prerequisites: none

DNP-740: Advanced Theory and Ethics in Anp (Credits: 3)

This course focuses on theory directed design and implementation of evidence to transform healthcare systems. Advanced practice nurses will explore ethical dilemmas in healthcare delivery based on evidence. Ethics related to decision making at an individual, organizational, and systems level will be investigated. Prerequisites: none

DNP-745: Informatics in Health Care Systems (Credits: 3)

This course explores major existing and emerging technologies and their potential impact on healthcare systems. Use of technology in healthcare will be emphasized and will include systems that support patient centered, effective, timely, safe, and equitable care. Prerequisites: none

DNP-750: Quality and Safety Across Healthcare (Credits: 3)

This course analyzes the economic, social, and political issues that affect quality healthcare in today's environment. The advance practice will gain tools to influence quality improvement in today's healthcare systems. Prerequisites: none

DNP-760: Scholarly Project Development I (Credits: 2)

This course is the first of a 3-course series designed to assist in identifying and gathering data for the scholarly project. Project management and development of outcomes and a plan are emphasized in this course. (120 doctoral clinical hours) Prerequisites: none

DNP-765: Scholarly Project II (Credits: 3)

This course is the second in a 3-course series designed to promote the development of the doctorate scholarly project. A culmination of previous clinical experiences and previous courses will guide development of the project. (180 doctoral clinical hours) Prerequisites: DNP 760

DNP-770: Scholarly Project III (Credits: 3)

This is the third of a 3-course series designed for culmination of the DNP scholarly project. Completion of this course is the successful completion of the scholarly project. (180 doctorate level clinical hours) Prerequisites: DNP 760, DNP 765.

DNP-799: DNP Continuing Registration (Credits: 0)

This course is for the ongoing work on the clinical research component of the DNP program. There is a registration fee of $250 per semester. Prerequisites: DNP 770.