Course Index

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NRS 559 PRACTICUM: MANAGEMENT, IMPROVEMENT, AND EVALUATION IN HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS

Each student will choose a health care setting (acute care, long term care, etc.) to work 126 contact hours with a nurse executive/administrator who will serve as a preceptor. Throughout this course, the student will synthesize management and leadership principles into the nurse executive role. The student must identify a project or topic for improvement, develop a strategy for improvement, use evidence and theory to support the proposed improvement strategy, implement and evaluate the improvement strategy and share the findings and outcomes of the project.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Prerequisites: All program course work or by permission. Pre/Co requisites: NRS 594

NRS 592 CAPSTONE I

In this first course of the capstone sequence, students will synthesize concepts related to research, practice, education and leadership content as well as experiences learned throughout the master's programs of study. Groups of students will collaboratively begin a group-selected evidence-based project. Emphasis is placed on the process of identifying a nursing problem (PICO [T]), searching and critically appraising the literature with development of a summary matrix table.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites: Pre- or Corequisites: NRS 523 & NRS 558 or by permission.

NRS 594 CAPSTONE II

In this second course of the capstone sequence, students will synthesize concepts related to research, practice, education and leadership content and experiences learned throughout the master's program of study. Groups of students will collaboratively complete the group-selected evidence-based project begun in NRS 592. Emphasis will be on the process of completing an evidence-based manuscript suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, a poster presentation suitable for delivery at a local, national or regional conference or a webinar presentation.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites: NRS 592 Co requisites: NRS 524 & NRS 559 or by permission.

NRS 700 PROGRAM ORIENTATION

  • Credits: 0.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Admission to DNP program. 

NRS 706 SUMMER INTENSIVE

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Prerequisites:

    NRS 712, NRS 716, NRS 720

NRS 712 ADVANCED HEALTH ASSESSMENT

  • Credits: 3 credits/60 contact hours
  • Prerequisites: Determined by major

SCI 716 ADVANCED PATHOPYSIOLOGY

  • Credits: 3.0

SSC 734 EPIDEMIOLOGY

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    SSC 730

NRS 900 SPECIAL TOPICS

  • Credits: 1.0 - 10.0

NRS 886 CAPSTONE III

  • Credits: 3 credits/60 clinical hours
  • Prerequisites:

    NRS 882