Fundamentals of Public Health Epidemiology

This course introduces principles, methods, and application of epidemiology. The course covers the history of epidemiology, concepts of disease causation and prevention, measures of disease frequency and excessive risk, epidemiologic study designs, causal inference, outbreak investigation and screening. Provides experience with calculation of rate standardization, measures of disease frequency, association and impact, and sensitivity and specificity of screening tests. The course highlights the applications of epidemiology to the understanding of disease etiology, transmission, pathogenesis, and prevention, evaluation and public policy development.

Advanced Healthcare Statistics

This course focuses on an in depth examination of descriptive statistics, correlation, regression, multiple regression sets, scaling, nonlinear transformation, missing data, and interactive effects; including manipulation of data, integrating understanding of inference and probability.

Advanced Leadership in Healthcare

This course focuses on advanced competencies of doctoral-prepared advanced practice nurses for transformational interprofessional leadership in healthcare to improve patient and population health outcomes. The five key leadership competencies including creating and leading change; self-knowledge; strategic vision; interpersonal communication; and organizational effectiveness are presented with examples and case studies.

Program Evaluation in Nursing

This course analyzes theories and models of program evaluation and their relationships to designs, processes, techniques, and outcomes in nursing-related evaluations.

Synthesis and Application of Evidence for Advanced Nursing Practice

This course focuses on concepts, models and methods for implementation of evidence-based nursing practice at both individual clinician and system levels. Competencies for the identification, analysis, synthesis and application of evidence relevant to nursing and health care practice are developed. Factors that facilitate and impede implementing and sustaining evidence-based practice are considered. Students learn skills for identification of clinical problems in advanced practice nursing and promoting adoption and implementation of evidence-based solutions to promote patient health outcomes.

Information Management in Healthcare

This course focuses on nursing informatics to support clinical decision making in advanced nursing practice.

Fiscal Management in Healthcare

This course examines the role and the required skills for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) graduate as a nurse leader in the understanding of the business acumen and the financials of health care.

Advanced Seminar in Clinical Genomics and Health

This course focuses on genetics and genomics. Analyzing the essentials of advanced practice care and genetic diagnostics, therapies and counseling in the area of interest.

Clinical Scholar I

This is the first of two seminar courses accompanied by clinical practice with expert preceptors. Focus is on transitioning to the clinical scholar leader role within an identified area of advanced nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on the epistemology underlying advanced nursing practice and the integration of theoretical frameworks and evidence-based practice principles in achieving optimal health outcomes for individuals and groups. This course is comprised of 2 didactic content hours per week and a clinical practicum of 7 hours per week.

Clinical Scholar II

This is the second of two seminar courses that focuses on translating and integrating theory and scientific evidence into the clinical work of the advanced practice nurse. Culturally-aware approaches are developed to resolve a healthcare issue using theoretic models and principles of evidence-based practice to design innovative interventions. This course is comprised of 2 didactic content hours per week and a clinical practicum of 14 hours per week.

Capstone Project I and II

Faculty and preceptor directed project that contributes to nursing practice knowledge. The course culminates in an oral defense and a publishable manuscript. Capstone project students must register for a total of 6 hours, 2 to 6 hours in a single semester, distributed over three semesters if desired. S/U grading; IP permissible. Continuous registration is required until all degree requirements are met.

Clinical Scholar Residency

This course is the synthesis of components of clinical scholar leader role that comprises this practicum. Students apply advanced leadership and clinical scholarship skills to developing and evaluating approaches to healthcare problems in a practicum setting.


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