Graduate Catalog 2018-2019


NRSG 8300 Evidence Based Prac I: Found

Corequisites: NRSG 8510 and NRSG 8540. This course emphasizes the vital role of research to support quality practice and informed decision making. Key content of the course relates to foundations of evidence based practice and the skills needed to support and promote such practice. Topics include conducting a needs assessment and feasibility studies, appraising the evidence, principles of quality improvement and patient safety, and an overview of client values, preferences, and culture.


NRSG 8310 Intro Translational & Clin Pro

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctor of Nursing Practice program. This course provides the graduate student the opportunity to identify and begin to develop a project that will lead toward applying and translating evidence based research into practice. This is the first in a three part series that prepares the DNP student to demonstrate advanced clinical judgment and implement a scholarly project geared to improved practice outcomes in the student's clinical area of expertise.


NRSG 8410 Epidemiology

Prerequisites: NRSG 8300, NRSG 8510, NRSG 8540, NRSG 8520, NRSG 8530, and NRSG 9300, all with a grade of C or higher. Corequisite: NRSG 9400. This course is designed to prepare the advanced practice nurse for use of epidemiologic methods to examine patterns of illness or injury for disease prevention and health promotion efforts among target populations.


NRSG 8420 Ap Statistics Healthcare Rsrch

Prerequisites: NRSG 8300, NRSG 8410, NRSG 8510, NRSG 8540, NRSG 8520, NRSG 8530, NRSG 9300, NRSG 9400, all with a grade of C or higher. Corequisite: NRSG 9310. This course emphasizes the application of univariate and multivariate statistical analysis methods to answer research questions and test hypotheses about clinical research data. The course includes formulating an analysis plan based on research questions/hypotheses, and conducting and interpreting the output of statistical analyses. The course addresses research describing populations and relationships, as well as research measuring effectiveness.


NRSG 8510 Informatics

Corequisites: NRSG 8300 and NRSG 8540. This course focuses on examining information systems and patient care technologies that support the improvement and transformation of healthcare. Students will develop basic informatics competencies to include the use of databases to extract and analyze information to improve care. Students will apply principles for selecting and evaluating healthcare technologies. Informatics will be examined within the context of the current legal, ethical, and regulatory environment.


NRSG 8520 Health Care Finance & Econ DNP

Prerequisites: NRSG 8300, NRSG 8510, and NRSG 8540, all with a grade of C or higher. Corequisites: NRSG 8530 and NRSG 9300. This course covers basic economic theory, market drivers, and restraints, health care finance and reimbursement, cost/benefit analysis and health care entrepreneurism. Theory and application are integrated throughout the course with a particular focus on the clinical role of the DNP within the contemporary health care environment.


NRSG 8530 Hlth Care Policy, Ethics & Pol

Prerequisites: NRSG 8300, NRSG 8510, and NRSG 8540, all with a grade of C or better. Corequisites: NRSG 8520 and NRSG 9300. This course is designed to explore the role of the doctorally-prepared nurse in effecting change in the regulatory, legislative, and public policy arenas at the local, state, national and global levels. Quantitative decision making models are examined in relation to policy decisions. Ethical inquiry addresses access to health care and utilization and allocation of scarce resources.


NRSG 8540 Addressing Hlth Needs Vuln Pop

Corequisites: NRSG 8300 and NRSG 8510. This course focuses on the doctor of nursing practice role in addressing the needs of vulnerable populations from the perspective of health. Selected issues in evaluating evidence based practice with vulnerable populations will be discussed. Strategies to foster health promotion, health protection and health restoration will be explored. Students will select a vulnerable population and conduct a critical analysis of the science in a specific topic area.