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Required Courses for DNP - 43 Credit Hours
(Elective Courses – 3 Hours)

NURS 6023. Philosophy of Nursing Science. Overview of concepts related to philosophy, philosophy of science, and philosophy of nursing. Includes exploration and analysis of major philosophers, comparison of Eastern and Western philosophy, and the contribution of these philosophies to the origin and the development of nursing philosophy and science. No prerequisite. Three lecture hours per week. Credit: Three hours.

NURS 6033. Ethical Dimensions of Nursing. Examines ethical issues in contemporary nursing practice from the perspective of nursing as a moral enterprise. Focuses on nurses making informed and responsible choices that shape the future of society as well as the nursing profession. Traditional and contemporary ethical positions will be explored as they apply to common ethical and moral problems found in nursing. No prerequisite. Three lecture hours per week. Credit: Three hours.

NURS 6035. DNP Practicum I.** Clinical course designed for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) to provide increased expertise in a specific area. The APRN will function as an interdisciplinary team member, providing care to a select patient population. Includes assessment and evaluation of informatics, genetics, and technology use in selected clinical site(s). Prerequisites: NURS 6023, 6033, 6043, 6163. Fifteen clinical hours a week. Credit: Five hours.

NURS 6043. Policy, Power, and Politics. Examines concepts of social policy, power, and political behaviors and generates strategies for exercising professional leadership in effecting change in health disciplines. Exploration and analysis of theories supporting policy making as a decision-making body or power base for action or inaction. Role of health politics in the workplace, organization, government, and community will be examined with special emphasis on the politics of women’s health care. No prerequisite. Three lecture hours per week. Credit: Three hours.

NURS 6045. DNP Practicum II.** Clinical course designed to refine skills developed in NURS 6035. The Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) will select and implement evidence-based strategies, utilize genetics, demonstrate leadership within the context of the health care team, and measure outcomes using informatics for quality improvement. Prerequisite: NURS 6035. Fifteen clinical hours a week. Credit: Five hours.

NURS 6163. Health Outcomes: Measurement, Management, and Analysis. Explores changes in health care system and emerging health care priority agenda with focus on outcomes. Emphasizes importance of outcome indicators and need for new or revised measures in selected health conditions and related settings. Analyzes relationship among process, outcomes, and economic indicators. Focuses on development of research programs addressing clinical, institutional, or systems outcomes. Prerequisite: NURS 6014 or consent of faculty. Three lecture hours per week. Credit: Three hours.

NURS 6303. Professional Capstone Project.** Clinical project based upon selection and implementation of evidence-based interventions supported through informatics and technological advances and measurement of outcomes in selected clinical site. Includes written and public presentation of findings and submission of article for publication in a peer-reviewed scholarly journal. Prerequisite: NURS 6163. Pre/corequisite: NURS 6035. Three seminar hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

NURS 6313. Epidemiology, Health Promotion, and Research in Advanced Nursing Practice.** Analysis of epidemiological, biostatistical, environmental, genetic, behavioral, and socioeconomic data to evaluate interventions and health-care delivery models. Incorporates evidence appraisal from national data bases and identification of evidence-based guidelines for health promotion and disease prevention. Prerequisite: LS 5363 or LS 5533 or LS 5553 or consent of faculty. Three lecture hours per week. Credit: Three hours.

NURS 6323. Informatics and Research in Nursing and Health Care.** Promotion of evidence-based research and practice through health care informatics. Includes informatics theories, research methodologies, networks, skills, technology, system implementation, and management of data bases. Overview of electronic health records, telehealth, web-based education, bioinformatics, robotics, genomics, and individually-customized health care. Prerequisite: LS 5363 or LS 5533 or LS 5553 or consent of faculty. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

NURS 6613. Introduction to Clinical Investigation in Nursing.  Quantification and interpretation of clinical nursing phenomena with emphasis on analysis of relational statements and propositions in theories and conceptual frameworks.  No prerequisite. Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: Three hours.

BIOL 6843. Health Care Genetics.** Human genetics and gene abnormalities; incorporation of sequence-based health care within evidence-based practice targeted to health care professionals. No prerequisite. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HSM 5003. Management of Health Services Organizations. Introduction to the theories, concepts, techniques, functions, and methods of management as they relate to health services organizations generally, with specific emphasis on hospitals. Three lecture hours per week. Credit: Three hours.

LS 5363. Health Sciences Information Services. History and development of the health sciences information environment; structure, functions, and service patterns; administrative and technical problems; health sciences literature; information needs, resources, and reference services; networks; trends. No prerequisite. Three lecture hours per week. Credit: Three hours.

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LS 5533. Internet Research for Non-Library Science Majors. Internet information research including file structures, web browser, and online communication. Current Internet trends, issues, practices, and standardization tools for research and evaluation of online resources. It is strongly advised that students take this course in preparation for LS 5553 Electronic Information Retrieval for Non-Library Science Majors. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours. (Not available for MLS or MA in Library Science degree credit.

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LS 5553 Electronic Information Retrieval for Non-Library Science Majors. Basic concepts, principles, and techniques associated with accessing, identifying, and using information on the Internet and in online research databases. Requires basic computer and Internet skills, and file management. Prerequisite: LS 5533 or equivalent. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours. (Not available for MLS or MA in Library Science degree credit).

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