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The Graduate School Madonna University
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Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
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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 cr.  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 cr.  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 cr. 
      NUR 7120   Policy Advocacy in Health Care 2 cr.  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 Maximize Health Care 3 cr.  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 cr.  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 Health Care Informatics and Data Mining 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 4 cr.)  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 cr. in one semester or take separate 1-credit and 3-credit modules. The degree requirement is 4 cr. 
      NUR 7890   Analytic Methods for Evaluation of Clinical Practice 4 cr.  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. Prerequisite: a course in basic inferential statistics within the last five years. 
      NUR 8700   DNP Practicum 4 cr.  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 cr.  Models of scholarship appropriate for 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 cr. (Not To Exceed 4 cr.)  Degree requirement is a minimum 4 cr. 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 cr. to be chosen)    
         ACC 5320   Essentials of Health Care Financial Decision Making 3 cr.  Essential knowledge 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. 
         HSA 6060   Legal Issues in Health Care 3 cr.  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 5005   History and Philosophy of Hospice and Palliative Care (HSP*/NUR) 2 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Examination of historical, religious, social, and cultural perspectives of serious illness and end of life care. Emphasis is on the evolution of the hospice and palliative care philosophy and how it is incorporated across the life cycle in various settings. Nursing students in AP Hospice and Palliative Care tracks register for 2 cr. All others register for 3 cr. Co-requisite for nursing students: NUR 5010. 
         HSP 5010   Dimensions of Bereavement: Theory, Research, and Practice 3 cr.  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 5210   Grieving Family Systems 3 cr.  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 5310   Dimensions of Complicated Grief 3 cr.  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 and Legal Issues in End-of-Life Care 3 cr.  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 cr.  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 and Change Management 3 cr.  An analysis of organizational theories, culture, design, structure, systems, processes, and policies that influence organizational behavior. In addition, theories, methods and practices of organization change and development are introduced as a means of addressing organizational ineffectiveness and maximizing organizational vitality. 
         MGT 5500   Human Resource Management and Development 3 cr.  Theory and practice of human resource management in organizations. Emphasis is placed on the relevant functions of HRM such as staffing, recruitment, selections, performance assessment, career development, education and training, labor relations, reward systems, and employee health and safety. Discussion of contemporary HRM issues and analysis of case studies that clarify the appropriate role of human resources within organizational and business planning and operations. 
         MGT 5570   Strategic Management 3 cr.  Integration and application of the core disciplines of business to enable students to develop effective decision-making skills. Tools and techniques for developing leadership strategy in view of corporate policy and competing stakeholders’ needs and interests are explored. The case study method, strategic plan development and analysis is applied to a cross-section of firms and corporate entities. 
         MGT 6110   Entrepreneurial Leadership in Non-Profits 3 cr.  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 and Deploying Volunteers 2 cr.  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, and Evaluation 2 cr.  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 and Behavior 3 cr.  A comprehensive analysis of organizational theories from historical and contemporary perspectives, focusing on how they inform our understanding of behaviors in various organizational settings. Topics include: conflict management, personality and attitudes, motivation, groups and teams, leadership, power, ethics, workforce diversity, structure and organizational design, organizational culture, and decision making. 
         MKT 5160   Essentials of Marketing 3 cr.  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 cr.  Application of strategic management and planning approaches to achieve organization-wide marketing objectives. Specific topics include methods of market analysis and decision making in local and multinational business markets, and strategic marketing in the digital-age. The course includes case analysis and group projects. Prerequisite: MKT 5160 or one undergraduate marketing course. 
         MPM 5125   Spirituality and Faith Development 2 cr.  Focus on the need for ongoing faith development throughout life; its importance in ministry. Study of practical examples of types of cross-cultural ministerial service through teaching, counseling, empathetic listening, liturgy, and prayer. 
         MPM 5225   Franciscan Themes: Justice, Peace & Christian Conscience 2 cr.  Based on the life, legacy, and ideals of Francis of Assisi, a study of the foundations for social justice, of major social issues (e.g., poverty, violence, war, racism, unjust social structures, environmental destruction, etc.), of the response of the informed Christian conscience, and of the relevant responsibilities of those called to ministry. 
         MPM 5510   Women and Ministry 2 cr.  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 cr.  Practical preparation for cross-cultural ministry. Study of the impact of: culture and tradition on religious practices; language; the role of the sick/elderly and disenfranchised; gender, education, and economics. 
         NUR 7800   Selected Topics in Nursing 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  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 cr.  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 and Planning 2 cr.  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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