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  • Home / Academics / Find a Program / BSN to DNP Program / BSN to DNP Program Course Requirements | Ursuline - Liberal Arts College in OH

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    BSN to DNP Program Course Requirements

    Core Course Requirements for the BSN to DNP Program

    • NR 532 - Intro to Evidence Based Practice

      This course guides the student in the research process and its relevance to the advancement of nursing theory and practice. Students will advance as participants in the research process and as consumers of nursing research. Prerequisite: Graduate level.

    • NR 533 - Application of Evidence Based Prac

      This course guides the student in the research process and its relevance to the advancement of evidence-based nursing practice. Students will develop skills related to generation, synthesis and translation of nursing research evidence for use in clinical practice.

    • NR 535 - Health Care Inform

      Health Care Informatics builds on the student

    • NR 540 - Adv Physio & Pathology

      This course explores underlying mechanisms of the pathogenesis of human disease as a consequence of aberrations at the cellular and molecular level.

    • NR 541 - Adv Health Assmnt

      This course focuses on utilizing assessment skills necessary for advanced practice nursing appropriate to the age of the patient. Emphasis will be on integrating physical, psychosocial and health assessments to determine appropriate health promotion strategies, differential diagnoses and advanced practice nursing interventions across the life span. Critical decision making for the appropriate use of diagnostic testing will be stressed.

    • NR 542 - Adv Pharmacology

      This course focuses on the advanced pharmacologic principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacotherapeutics and drug interactions. This course examines all broad categories of pharmacological agents. It will also include the analysis of the relationship between pharmacologic agents and pathophysiologic response. Emphasis will be on the appropriate selection of pharmacologic agents for the treatment of common disorders. Client variations in pharmacologic responses will be considered.

    • NR 601 - CNS Adult Health Management

      This course is intended to provide a comprehensive overview of the roles and responsibilities of the Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS). The essence of CNS practice is clinical nursing expertise that focuses on achieving cost effective patient focused outcomes. The course will emphasize the CNS roles: practitioner, educator, consultant, researcher, leader, change agent and case manager. Concepts related to outcomes management, systems theory, quality improvement, patient centered care and financial analysis within an integrated model of care management will be critiqued.

    • NR 611 - Adult Gerontology CNS Prac I

      Students have the opportunity to work with advanced practice nurses in clinical specialty, in quality improvement, care management and education as described in CNS roles. They have direct experience in resource management, disease management and outcomes management as they relate to care of an individual client, group of clients. Students focus on care of the clients across the continuum: wellness to illness.

    • NR 612 - Clinical Management CNS II

      Students have the opportunity to work with advanced practice nurses in clinical specialty, in quality improvement, care management and education as described in CNS roles. They have direct experience in resource management, disease management and outcomes management as they relate to care of an individual client, group of clients. Students focus on care of the clients across the continuum: wellness to illness.Prerequisite or co-requisites: NR 601, NR 636.

    • NR 613 - Adult Gerontology Practicum

      Students have the opportunity to work with advanced practice nurses in clinical specialty, in quality improvement, care management and education as described in CNS roles. They have direct experience in resource management, disease management and outcomes management as they relate to care of an individual client, group of clients. Students focus on care of the clients across the continuum: wellness to illness.Prerequisite or co-requisites: NR 601, NR 620.

    • NR 614 - Adult Gerontology CNS Prac IV

      Students have the opportunity to work with advanced practice nurses in clinical specialty, in quality improvement, care management and education as described in CNS roles. They have direct experience in resource management, disease management and outcomes management as they relate to care of an individual client, group of clients. Students focus on care of the clients across the continuum: wellness to illness.

    • NR 620 - Hlth Prm Main Rest

      This course introduces the student to conceptual frameworks underlying health promotion, maintenance and restoration throughout the lifespan. It utilizes lifespan development, health risk appraisal and healing interaction frameworks for therapeutic management of common health problems. The concept of "transforming the health of the community& is explored using research and epidemiological principles in relation to various practice populations. Values, ethics, and policies will be examined within the context of quality of life. The role of the advance practice nurse in partnership with individuals and family systems will be explored within the context of the individual

    • NR 636 - Adult Gerontology Hlth Disease Mgmt

      This course builds on principles introduced in NR 615 to enable the student to apply fundamental concepts to the diagnosis and management of common acute and chronic health problems in the adolescent, adult and gerontology populations. It emphasizes the use of healing interaction communication combined with principles of diagnostic reasoning and advanced therapeutic management of common acute and chronic health problems of the adolescent, adult and geriatric patient and their families. Integration of pathophysiology, assessment and pharmacology will be necessary.

    • NR 640 - Teaching Evaluation

      Teaching strategies and assessment methodologies are developed and analyzed. Application will be made to the classroom and clinical setting. Teaching practicum with mentorship is a component of this course.

    • NR 650C - Advanced Practice Ethical & Legal

      Students will develop and understanding of the principles, personal values and beliefs that provide a framework for nursing practice. This course will highlight legal issues as they relate to the APN.

    • NR 650D - Adv Practice Roles & Respon

      Health care and clinical practice issues and trends are identified and discussed as well as roles of the advanced practice nurse in the changing health care environment. Course content is evaluated based upon ethical concepts from a personal and organizational perspective. A culminating project, representing the student

    • NR 700A - Scientific Wrting for Nurse Prof

      This course provides an introduction to scientific writing for nurses pursuing graduate education in nursing. Through the course students will learn skills for scientific writing in the dissemination of nursing research, implementation of evidence-based projects, project narratives, for the purpose of building nursing science in practice; other examples of scientific writing include articles for peer reviewed journals, grant proposals, and theses/dissertations/Capstone projects in the sciences.

    • NR 700B - Scientific Writing for Prof Nurses

      This course provides an introduction to scientific writing for nurses pursuing graduate education in nursing. Through the course students will learn skills for scientific writing in the dissemination of nursing research, implementation of evidence-based projects, project narratives, for the purpose of building nursing science in practice; other examples of scientific writing include articles for peer reviewed journals, grant proposals, and theses/dissertations/Capstone projects in the sciences.

    • NR 700C - Scientific Writing for Prof Nurses

      This course provides an introduction to scientific writing for nurses pursuing graduate education in nursing. Through the course students will learn skills for scientific writing in the dissemination of nursing research, implementation of evidence-based projects, project narratives, for the purpose of building nursing science in practice; other examples of scientific writing include articles for peer reviewed journals, grant proposals, and theses/dissertations/Capstone projects in the sciences.

    • NR 701 - Biostatistics for Outcomes Mgmt Evl

      This course is an introduction to biostatistics for students in nursing and the health sciences. The course is designed to provide knowledge for effective use of biostatistics in translational research to include: descriptive and inferential statistical analyses, probability theory, hypothesis testing, and measures of central tendency, parametric and nonparametric analyses. Skills acquired by the student will assist in the critical appraisal of research for evidence-based practice with a focus on comprehension of consistency between research designs and statistical tests (correlation, regression, t-tests, analysis of variance and nonparametric tests). Additional skills include use of statistical software packages to practice analysis and interpretation of statistical tests.

    • NR 703 - Epidemiology for Population Health

      This course introduces students to the principles and methods of epidemiological investigations. Infectious and noninfectious disease examples are utilized. The focus involves epidemiological research methods and their practical applications to the study of determinants and distributions of disease.

    • NR 704 - Analysis of Evidence for ANP

      This course assists the student in learning principles and processes of evidence-based practice (EBP) for analyzing research and other forms of evidence. The evidence is then validated and selected for use in advanced nursing practice. Evidence-based nursing models are reviewed and students learn how to ask and develop practice-related questions. Computerized literature searches form the basis for finding, critically assessing, and selecting the best available evidence for implementation and evaluation in practice. This foundational course provides students with the skills necessary to synthesize evidence relevant to their practice and to propose an EBP implementation project with a plan for evaluating patient outcomes.

    • NR 705 - Methods for Conducting Evid Based

      This course focuses on the analysis and adaptation of research methods relevant to evidence based practice (EBP) projects. The course will include a review of qualitative research designs and quantitative research designs with associated statistics and corresponding levels of evidence. Additional research methods content will include: samples and sampling techniques, measurement principles and instrument psychometrics, intervention protocols, data collection procedures, human subjects review, and scientific integrity. Students will analyze the cohesion of their EBP clinical questions with methods used to collect, enter, and analyze to augment their project evaluation. The course prepares students to build upon principles learned in the previous course, NR 704: Analysis of Evidence for Advanced Nursing Practice; and this course supplements NR 709: Evaluation Strategies for Quality Improvement.

    • NR 706 - Advanced Health Care Mgmt

      This course provides students with the advanced skills and knowledge to analyze and evaluate current health policies and contribute to the development of new policy using evidence and research. Budgetary planning and management as well as the general fiscal analysis of health care projects, programs, and systems are also addressed. Finally, legal aspects of management and legislation in healthcare, including the interrelationships among policy, financing, legal issues, and legislation are analyzed.

    • NR 707 - Interdisciplinary Org Leadership

      This course will prepare nursing students for intraprofessional and interprofessional leadership through an interdisciplinary perspective that includes leadership psychology, an understanding of organization behavior and politics, as well as reflective practice to appreciate the impact of personal spirituality, ethics, and values on leadership roles and effectiveness. Students will examine the psychology of leadership by studying the personal qualities of successful leaders and the inner drive for power. Particular attention will be given to the ways in which culture and gender influence individuals and groups and their identities and dynamics. Throughout the semester, students will integrate values, cultural sensitivity, and spirituality into health leadership and ethical decisions to promote comprehensive, holistic care as the foundation of a just society.

    • NR 708 - Advanced Health Care Informatics

      This course provides DNP students with the knowledge and skills to use information technology for augmenting the evaluation of nursing practice and healthcare outcomes. Students will learn to design databases for the collection and analysis of data, especially for the examination of patterns/trends; determination of variances in practice, and the evaluation of research, programs, and practices using national benchmarks.

    • NR 709 - Evaluation Strategies for Quality

      This course will prepare DNP students to evaluate patient outcomes through quality improvement methodologies emphasizing the promotion of safe, effective, and efficient patient-centered care. Each student will learn to design and implement an evaluation plan involving data extraction from practice, information systems, and databases for the monitoring and evaluation of quality patient outcomes.

    • NR 800 - Capstone Identification DNP Residen

      This course guides DNP students in identifying their capstone projects with an advisor and two committee members. At the completion of the course, students will have a clearly stated, measurable, evidence-based practice (EBP) question supported with a thorough literature review, and project framework. In addition, students will begin their DNP Residencies. Post-MSN student are given credit for previous hours achieved in their MSN program. A total of a minimum of 1000 residency hours are completed for the identified capstone project throughout the capstone courses.

    • NR 801 - Capstone Project Proposal DNP

      This course guides DNP students in developing the proposal for their capstone projects to include: EBP question/purpose/specific aims, review of literature, project framework, methods (sample, instruments, measures, intervention, data collection procedures), and an evaluation plan. At the completion of the course, students will be prepared to defend their proposals to their appropriate capstone project committees, and seek institutional review board approval. In addition, students will continue with their DNP Residencies. Progress must be documented toward completion of the required 1000 DNP residency hours.

    • NR 802 - Capstone Proj Implementation DNP

      This course guides DNP students with the implementation of their capstone projects. At the completion of the course, students will have implemented the project and collected data for evaluating the project. Writing for dissemination will progress. Students will continue their DNP Residencies with progression toward completing the required 1000 residency hours.

    • NR 803 - Capstone Project Dissemination

      This course guides DNP students with the evaluation and dissemination of their capstone projects. At the completion of the course, students will have evaluated the projects based on their evaluation plans and complete the writing of a publishable paper for dissemination of the projects