Courses and Deliverables
NURS 606. Evaluating Evidence to Improve Health Outcomes
- Identify a practice problem or clinical question and search the inter-professional literature for effective current practices used to address the problem/question.
- Compare quality improvement research to the research of discovery, including ethical and design implications.
- Synthesize the evidence and identify best practices to address a clinical problem of interest using the Structure-Process-Outcomes format.
- Analyze research evidence, including primary sources, reviews, and meta-analyses to develop a systematic review of the student-identified practice problem.
- Develop practice-specific recommendations for implementation of evidence-based practice change.
- Critical Appraisal – Critical Appraisal of a Qualitative Study
- Final Paper – HTN and the APRN Final Paper
NURS 607. Epidemiology and Population Health
- Utilize epidemiological approaches to address a specific population health issue at regional, national and global levels.
- Interpret population-specific health data as they relate to care delivery and quality patient outcomes.
- Appraise culturally-sensitive, interdisciplinary, evidence-based nursing interventions that support positive health outcomes in a selected population.
- Apply a population health model and epidemiological methods to develop a population-specific evidence-based nursing intervention to improve quality patient outcomes.
- Examine the business, legal, regulatory and ethical issues that influence population health initiatives.
- Population Health-Related Program and Evaluation Plan – Screening Older Adults Final
NURS 664. DNP Residency: Mentored Practicum
- Integrate, synthesize, and translate theory-based nursing and interdisciplinary knowledge to demonstrate advanced nursing expertise in a defined content area.
- Apply culturally-sensitive, holistic approaches in providing evidence-based health care.
- Evaluate and apply the best evidence to implement and disseminate research into practice.
- Use knowledge and innovations in technology and practice for the purpose of transforming delivery of healthcare to maximize quality health care outcomes.
- Demonstrate leadership, consultation, advocacy, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
- Utilize an advanced level of systems thinking and accountability in designing, delivering, and evaluating cost-effective, evidence-based care to improve health care quality, safety, and health outcomes.
- Advocate for social justice, equity, and ethical policies within all healthcare arenas.
- Educate and influence policy makers through active participation on committees, boards, or task forces at the organizational, regional, state, national, and/or international levels to improve health care delivery and outcomes.
- Guide, mentor, and support other nurses to achieve excellence in nursing practice.
- DNP Project Plan – DNP Project Plan Final
NURS 701. Statistical Methods for Nursing Research
- Describe differences between point estimators, interval estimates and tests of hypotheses.
- Describe hypothesis testing and the role of the null hypothesis, alternative hypothesis, Type I error, Type II error and power.
- Explain the basic structure of a database, how to set up a database, and how to access data in a database.
- Demonstrate how to use statistical software, calculate descriptive statistics such as mean, standard error, frequencies, percentages, correlations, etc. and report them in tables.
- Create effective statistical graphics and tables to display results of analyses
- Conduct the following statistical tests: contingency table analysis, one- and two-sample t-tests, one- and two-factor analysis of variance (ANOVA), simple linear regression, multiple linear regression, and analysis of covariance (ANCOVA).
- Explain the concepts of interaction, adjusted means (and variances) and statistical models.
- Module 4 Assignment – Module 4 Assignment POWER
- Module 14 Assignment – Module 14 Assignment Demographics
NURS 610. Health Information and Emerging Health Care Technologies
- Explain health information technology terminology and concepts currently used and evolving in health care.
- Examine the impact of regulatory policies and health care data standards on data management, quality outcomes and fiscal resources.
- Identify cultural, ethical, and legal implications of health information technology in healthcare.
- Evaluate sources of consumer healthcare information for accuracy, timeliness, and appropriateness and their impact on patient safety.
- Analyze clinical information systems designed to promote safe, quality, and cost effective care.
- Develop a patient centered and quality outcomes evaluation plan using extracted data from clinical information systems
- PICOT-D Assignment-A Tech Assisted Focused Reentry Program PICOT D
- Data Set Download Checklist – Data Set Check List
- Gap Analysis Presentation-Gap Analysis Presentation E
- Gap Analysis: Utilization of a Heart Failure Order Set-Paper