Exploration of interdisciplinary clinical research questions including strategies for assessing the evidence and conducting a systematic review of research. An interdisciplinary perspective is emphasized throughout the course. Enroll Info: None
A comprehensive understanding of the intellectual traditions that informed the development of grounded theory, variations of grounded theory (second generation), and to provide an opportunity for active participation in grounded theory research. Requires hands-on participation in a field-research project of the student’s choice, engaging in data-collection and analysis, and in-depth readings in symbolic interaction and grounded theory method. Enroll Info: Students should complete a graduate-level research course prior to enrolling.
The emphasis of the course is on exploration of ethical knowledge development with a focus on clarification, analysis and justification relevant to advanced nursing practice; examination and development of learners’ moral understanding; and distinguishing between moral and other professional responsibilities. Enroll Info: Admission to the DNP program or cons inst (e.g., for other graduate students in health sciences)
Provides healthcare leaders with the knowledge, skills, and competencies to improve patient, organization and health system outcomes. Effective organizational and systems leadership will help to eliminate health disparities and promote patient safety and excellence in practice. The course includes the analysis, integration, and application of principles of leadership and management to healthcare organizations and to population-based efforts across the healthcare delivery system including a basic introduction to finance. Emphasis is placed on the practical skills needed to succeed as leaders in today’s complex environments. Enroll Info: None
Introduces the foundational concepts of pharmacology, drug therapy, actions and interactions, and their therapeutic and adverse effects. Major drug classes are paired with health and illness concepts while considering the appropriate client-centered nursing interventions for disease states as they relate to retaining, attaining, or maintaining patients’ health status across the lifespan. Enroll Info: None
Best practice approaches to health promotion and disease prevention are explored from their theoretical foundations to clinical applications in diverse populations. Content focuses on the study and synthesis of epidemiologic evidence with emerging social, psychological, and biological science to critically examine and propose evidence-based strategies to improve health outcomes, mitigate risk, and reduce disparities at the population level. Epidemiological principles, levels of prevention, population health theory, infectious disease control, and considerations specific to health equity and ethical health promotion practice in populations will be addressed. Enroll Info: None
Application of computer and information technologies to support nursing in the diagnosis and treatment of human responses to health, illness, and developmental challenges. Identification of information processing challenges and evaluation of informatics solutions. Ethical, legal and social issues related to informatics in patient care. Enroll Info: None