Doctor of Nursing (DNP) Degree Curriculum
Core Courses 36-39 hours
- NSC 900: Seminar I: Role Transition
- NSC 901: Seminar II: Capstone Project Support
- NSC 905: Analytical Methods for EBP
- NSC 940: Theory Application for Doctor of Nursing Practice
- NSC 942: Informatics in Healthcare Delivery
- NSC 950: Public Health Policy
- NSC 954: Organizational Leadership
- NSC 960: Healthcare Economics and Finance
- NSC 990: Analytical Methods I
- NSC 992: Analytical Methods II
- NSC 994: Capstone Project
Total Hours Required for Degree Completion 36-39 hours
For a full list of course descriptions please see section 7 of the university graduate catalog.
(1-3 hours) Explores issues pertinent to role transition and role assimilation for the Doctor of Nursing Practice graduate.
(1-2 hours) Provides an opportunity for synthesis of evidence-based theoretical concepts to incorporate into practice.
(3 hours) Description and analysis of quantitative data using statistical and graphical methods.
(3 hours) Analyze the development of knowledge and the interrelationship of theory, research and practice. Theoretical perspectives and foundations for inquiry of nursing science will be explored, emphasizing strategies for theory development, evaluation, and application.
(3 hours) Focuses on theoretical basis of information systems in healthcare, impact of informatics on clinical practice and administrative decision-making, and strategies to evaluate and improve use of information technology in health care.
(3 hours) Analysis of the policy process in order to develop advanced nursing leadership skills for designing, implementing, and evaluating health policy.
(3 hours) Explores theoretical foundations of leadership with an organization systems perspective. Examine principles of organizational systems, quality improvement, dimensions of healthcare/organizations, and human resource management.
(4 hours) Examines healthcare economics and business practices and their relationship on health policy and clinical practice. Economic concepts and tools will be utilized to examine issues and solve problems/issues pertaining to healthcare and the delivery of healthcare services.
(3 hours) Translate scientific nursing knowledge into complex interventions to improve rural health outcomes.
(3 hours) Translate scientific multi-disciplinary knowledge into complex interventions to improve rural health outcomes in the development of a proposal to enhance evidence-based practice.
(9 hours) Translate a body of evidence-based research in the implementation of a project to improve rural health outcomes.