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The Graduate School Madonna University
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DNP Nursing Practice
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DNP Nursing Practice    
   Required Courses    
      NUR 7000   Advanced Scientific Perspectives Informing Nursing Practice 3 s.h.  Advanced scientific perspectives and current findings from nursing science and selected natural and social sciences. Knowledge and evidence as the basis of clinical prevention and population health practices are examined. Emphasis is placed on the pragmatic adequacy of various theories, concepts, and models, and on the use of knowledge to design practice innovations within the complexity of DNP practice. 
      NUR 7110   Ethics Informing Health Care 2 s.h.  Integrate nursing science with knowledge from relevant theories of ethics to inform practice, research, and policy. Evaluate ethical models and their potential impact on health care outcomes. UDM equivalent: ETH 7010, Ethical Issues in Advanced Nursing Practice, 3 s.h. 
      NUR 7120   Policy Advocacy in Health Care 2 s.h.  Critically analyze health policy proposals, health policies, services, and related issues from the perspective of consumers, nursing, other health professions, and other stakeholders in the policy development process. Through synthesis and integration, propose and advocate for health care policies that address issues of social justice and equity in the delivery of health care at all levels in health care. 
      NUR 7290   Quality Improvement Methods to Maximixe Health Care 3 s.h.  The design, application, and evaluation of quality improvement theories, methods, and outcomes used to promote the delivery of quality and safe patient centered care. Methodological strategies derived from quality improvement models are presented with the expectation that the student will use analytical methods within an evidence-based practice. Students explore economic, health policy, and standards of care concepts that influence practice. 
      NUR 7300   Transformative and Collaborative Leadership for Promoting Innovation 4 s.h.  Collaborative leadership responsibilities for the promotion of change and innovation by nurses in advanced roles within health care organizations. Critical topics from business and economic sciences related to the promotion of innovations to transform practice/service delivery, improve outcomes, and ensure safety are explored. Emphasis is placed on organizational culture, change, and collaborative goal achievement to assure accountability for patient safety. 
      NUR 7430   Concepts and Methods of Healthcare Informatics and Data Mining 1 s.h. (Not To Exceed 4 s.h.)  The application and utilization of nursing and health information systems and technology to discover meaning from existing data sets to improve health outcomes. Students may take the full 4 s.h. in one semester or take separate 1-credit and 3-credit modules. The degree requirement is 4 s.h. 
      NUR 7890   Analytic Methods for Evaluation of Clinical Practice 4 s.h.  Quantitative and qualitative analytic methods and models for the evaluation of clinical practices. Students use analytical methods to evaluate evidence-based practices in order to translate research into health care decision-making. 
      NUR 8700   DNP Practicum 4 s.h.  The integration of advanced knowledge related to organizational systems, clinical prevention or population health, mentoring, and reflective practice within the DNP practicum. Synthesis of conceptual, analytical, collaborative, and financial competencies are addressed. Students actively participate in innovative, scholarly interprofessional practicum activities to promote excellence in practice as a DNP leader. Prerequisites: NUR 7000, NUR 7110, NUR 7290, NUR 7300. 
      NUR 8950   Planning and Designing a DNP Capstone Project 2 s.h.  Models of scholarship appropriate ofr pursuit within practice doctorates and trends in DNP-level scholarship are analyzed. Students synthesize relevant evidence related to their DNP project focus and prepare a draft outline of an initial DNP project prospectus, including a proposed timeline and budget. Prerequisites: NUR 7000, NUR 7110, NUR 7290, NUR 7300, NUR 7430, NUR 7890, DNP Project Committee Chair designated. 
      NUR 8990   DNP Capstone Project 1 s.h. (Not To Exceed 4 s.h.)  Degree requirement is a minimum 4 s.h. in the project but some students may need to register for additional credits. See the Graduate Nursing Handbook for a full discussion. Conduct an evidence-based outcome project within a particular practice setting. Students incorporate advanced clinical judgment, systems thinking, accountability, and analytic and collaborative competencies throughout planning, development, implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of the project. Prerequisite for final 2 semester hours: all other DNP courses except electives. Student must have the approval of the Capstone Project Advisor for each semester's registration. 
      Electives                 (6 s.h. to be chosen)    
         ACC 5320   Essentials of Health Care Financial Decision Making 3 s.h.  Essential knowlege of economics, finance, and budgeting for health care professionals in a variety of settings. Emphasis placed on the skills needed to obtain, justify, and manage fiscal resources to influence day-to-day performance and decision making to assure long-term survival of health care organizations. 
         BL  6060   The Legal & Risk Aspects of Health Care Entrepreneurship 3 s.h.  An overview of the law and its impact on the health care entrepreneurial practice. An assessment of risk management factors and action to employ in managing insurance issues. 
         BR 6490    Qualitative Research Methods 3 s.h.  An introduction to qualitative methodology in research on managerial leadership. Includes historical, biographical, longitudinal, case study, explicative and critical, and field research methods, as distinct from but complementary to, and sometimes including, quantitative research. Must be taken prior to INB 6750 or MGT 6950. School of Business students consult the instructor of INB 6750 or MGT 6950 in preparing their research designs in BR 6490. DNP students must obtain the approval of their academic advisor or the Director of the DNP Program. 
         BR 6830    Marketing Research Applications 3 s.h.  The practice of marketing research at the graduate level, including the conceptualization and identification of audiences/segments. Message and delivery method development and testing. Prerequisite: BR 5170 (waived by examination only). 
         HSA 6060   Legal Issues in Health Care 3 s.h.  Examination of the nature of the legal environment and issues that confront the health care industry. Risk management policies and procedures within the organization are examined as they relate to insurance, federal, and state laws. 
         HSP 5000   History & Philosophy of Hospice 3 s.h.  The historical events, religious, cultural, and social forces that have shaped the global hospice systems from inception to the present time. Emphasis is on the hospice philosophy of care with its humanistic and interdisciplinary approach by team members. 
         HSP 5010   Dimensions of Bereavement: Theory, Research & Practice 3 s.h.  Identification and examination of current and emerging bereavement theories, emphasizing transdisciplinary clinical application with grieving individuals and families. The grieving process as a progression of coping, management, and growth through significant losses and life transitions. Skill development in designing effective coping strategies that facilitate healing in families and communities. Intended for persons desiring to work in palliative/end-of-life care settings and related health care and human service fields. Corequisite or prerequisite: HSP 5000. 
         HSP 5200   Grieving Family Systems 3 s.h.  The application of knowledge about the complexity of dynamics as they occur in grieving families following the death of a loved one, preparing students to be effective helpers in the field of hospice bereavement. Theoretical foundations include family systems theory, family developmental theory, family communication theory, and grief theories as they specifically address the growth potential from grief and how loss affects individual and family development over time. Students explore their own family-of-origin loss experiences through analysis of case studies, popular cultural portrayal of loss in videos and music, and selected experimental activities such as relaxation, meditation, and journaling. 
         HSP 5300   Dimensions of Complicated Grief 3 s.h.  Examination of dimensions of complicated grief with special attention to assessment, diagnosis, intervention, current research, and community referral resources. The factors involved in the increased number of individuals and families experiencing complicated or unresolved grief are explored, such as the incidence of murder, suicide, accidental death, the death of infants and children, pre-existing psychiatric disorders of the bereaved, and dysfunctional family dynamics. 
         HSP 6010   Ethical & Legal Issues in End-of-Life Care 3 s.h.  Development of a framework, in seminar/discussion, for analyzing ethical and legal issues in the delivery of end-of-life care and making end-of-life care decisions. Includes the examination of cross-cultural beliefs and practices related to end-of-life care as a basis for ethical decision making in hospice care. 
         MGT 5300   Leadership of Organizational Behavior 3 s.h.  Focus on the types of individual and group behaviors, along with related behavioral problems, experienced by managers. Students develop competencies based on understanding the processes responsible for specific behaviors, especially when compounded by effects of environmental forces and diverse individual differences, and perform in-depth analysis of the social and ethical issues which influence managerial constraints. 
         MGT 5400   Organizational Effectiveness & Change Management 3 s.h.  Theories, design, structure, systems, process, continuity, and the behavior of organizations as part of the larger society studied from a macro perspective. Theories, methods, and practices of organization change and development introduced as means of addressing organizational ineffectiveness and maximizing organizational health. 
         MGT 5470   Ideas in Leadership Development & Literature 2 s.h.  An overview of the evolution of management thought from its earliest beginnings to the present, with emphasis on pivotal writings in the field. Critical examination of the quantitative approach to management; people-orientation on organizational life; response of management thinkers to scientific and technological change, and a growing emphasis on humanism. 
         MGT 5500   Human Resources Management & Development 3 s.h.  Theory and practice of Human Resources Management and Development in proprietary and not-for-profit organizations. Emphasis is placed on the relevant psychological and theoretical foundations for the “technologies” of HRM/D such as staffing, recruitment, selections, performance assessment, career development, education and training, labor relations, reward systems (special emphasis on compensation), employee health and safety. Discussion of contemporary management views and applications clarify the appropriate role of human resources within the organizational and business planning and operations. 
         MGT 5550   Ethical Considerations in Leadership 2 s.h.  Students explore ethical dimensions of the character, roles and functions of the leader; sources of individual and group ethics and their application to behavior of and within organizations, including in students’ own work situations; values and moral dilemmas in individual and administrative decision-making; corporate ethics; and codes of ethics. Students consider comparative ethical systems as they bear on cross-border business and professional communication and interaction; and current and historic business ethics cases including social responsibility and sustainable development. 
         MGT 5570   Strategic Management: A Leader's Perspective 3 s.h.  The fundamentals of the strategic management process; tools and techniques to efficiently and effectively implement the process; an emphasis is on the visioning and forecasting steps of the process. 
         MGT 6110   Entrepreneurial Leadership in Non-Profits 3 s.h.  A study, primarily through live case studies, of ways non-profits can re-invent their organizations and grow through competitive, strategic processes: carefully planning for competitive advantage, marshaling limited financial, material, and human resources, and evaluating resource performance against stringent criteria. Class presentations by practicing entrepreneurs and location visits, designed to help students make application of theory to reality. 
         MGT 6120   Developing & Deploying Volunteers 2 s.h.  Recruiting, selecting, developing, and deploying one of non-profit’s greatest assets: volunteers. Students practice strategies which create a motivating environment, one in which volunteers’ self-esteem is enhanced, they are recognized, and where corrective feedback is provided in handling performance problems. 
         MGT 6140   Obtaining Funding, Program Management & Evaluation 2 s.h.  Development and the raising of funds to support the non-profit vision. Participants learn how to construct a funding campaign, including direct solicitation and grant writing, and how to program manage and evaluate program goal achievement so that a non-profit can demonstrate how it used its financial support as good stewards. 
         MGT 6300   Organizational Theory & Behavior 3 s.h.  A study of theories of organizations from historical and contemporary perspectives, focusing on how they inform our understanding of behaviors in, for, and of small and large for-profit and not-for-profit business organizations, with an emphasis on the images and metaphors of organizations. 
         MKT 5160   Essentials of Marketing 3 s.h.  The study of marketing concepts, terminology, and applications, with special emphasis on the marketing mix relationships: e.g., product, price, promotion, and distribution; global marketing, target marketing, and integrated marketing. Study of the role and operation of marketing functions and their influence on the organization both internally and externally. 
         MKT 5790   Marketing Strategy 3 s.h.  The use of strategic planning as an advancement of traditional marketing management. Students sharpen managerial perspectives and analytical techniques for achieving corporate-wide marketing objectives. Prerequisite: one course in marketing or MKT 5160 
         MPM 5125   Spirituality & Faith Development 2 s.h.  Focus on the need for ongoing faith development throughout life as applied to service and ministry. Study of practical examples of types of cross-cultural ministerial service through teaching, counseling, empathetic listening, liturgy, and prayer. 
         MPM 5225   Fransciscan Themes:Justice, Peace & Christian Conscience 2 s.h.  Based on the life and ideals of Francis of Assisi: a study of the foundations for social morality, major social issues (e.g., peace, war, poverty, reconstruction of social structures, effects of violence/ prejudice/ racism, etc.), and the ministerial response of the informed Christian conscience. 
         MPM 5510   Women & Ministry 2 s.h.  The impact of women like Francis Cabrini, Corrie and Betsie ten Boom, Edith Stein, Teresa of Calcutta, Cicely Saunders, et. al. who by their commitment to others lived the mandate of love. Application of their contributions to contemporary challenges faced in ministry. 
         MPM 5560   Pastoral Care Across Cultures 2 s.h.  Practical preparation for cross-cultural ministry. Study of the impact of culture on tradition, prayer styles and worship, language, role of the sick/elderly, disenfranchised, as well as gender, education, and economics. Exposure to local practices of employment and service opportunities, and development of profiles for future use are included. 
         NUR 7800   Selected Topics in Nursing 1 s.h. (Not To Exceed 3 s.h.)  Study of topics, issues, or methodologies of particular relevance to nurses preparing to practice at the highest level of nursing practice. Course may be offered in a workshop, seminar, or other format, and may include a practicum or field experience. 
         PSY 6100   Biological Bases of Behavior: Neuropsychology &Psychopharmacology 3 s.h.  Two areas within the broad field of neuroscience (the biological bases of behavior): neuropsychology, the study of brain-behavior relationships, and psychopharmacology, the study of the behavioral effects of interaction between exogenous chemicals (drugs) and the brain’s own neurotransmitters. Approaches to and methods of neuropsychological testing and pharmacological treatment with both child and adult patients. Prerequisite: admission to MSCP program, PSY 5700, or permission of instructor. 
         QOM 5740   Forecasting & Planning 2 s.h.  Conceptual framework and theoretical knowledge of forecasting methodologies; practical uses of forecasting in common management/administrative situations, via case study and literature review; use of micro- and mainframe computer in forecasting. Prerequisite for Business students: BR 5170 (waived by examination only) and MIS 5580. Prerequisite for DNP students: NUR 7890. 
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