This practicum is a clinical field experience designed to provide the opportunity for students to apply knowledge of the diagnosis and management of patients with complex diagnoses and/or comorbid conditions who present with complex diagnoses and comorbid and chronic conditions in the context of family, community and culture and patients with acute changes in health status requiring interventions available only in an acute care setting. The clinical experience will emphasize principles of primary care including integration, accessibility, accountability, and ethical decision making. Clinical sites include hospital based clinics, ambulatory centers, private offices, the emergency room, acute/critical care units in the hospital setting and settings that provide hospice care, home care, nursing home care, rehabilitative care and assisted living services.
This course will introduce the student to the epistemology and scholarship of practice and to lifelong learning. Using the DNP Competencies in Comprehensive Care as the framework, students will analyze clinical decision-making and utilization of evidence for best clinical practices. Individual plans for guided study will be mapped for each student.
This course will continue students' exploration of the scholarship of clinical practice and lifelong learning. This course continues the application of iterative case narrative thinking and writing to the explication of critical thinking and action in practice. Using clinical case narratives as the framework in which students systematically document clinical encounters, students will examine their complex cognitive processes employed during the provision of care. In-depth reflection and analysis, synthesis, critical appraisal, and application of evidence will be highlighted.
This course will continue students' exploration of the scholarship of clinical practice and lifelong learning. This course continues the application of iterative case narrative thinking and writing to the explication of critical thinking and action in practice. Using clinical case narratives as the framework in which students systematically document clinical encounters, students will examine their complex cognitive processes employed during the provision of care. In depth reflection and analysis, synthesis, critical appraisal and application of evidence will be highlighted. Students will also examine provision of care for a population of patients by developing the systems proposal.
The DNP intensive practicum focuses on the delivery of fully accountable scope, health care across the continuum of sites and patient needs. This practicum requires students apply knowledge of:
1) diagnosis and management of ambulatory patients with complex diagnoses and comorbid conditions in the context of family, community and culture,
2) diagnosis and management of patients requiring interventions available in acute care settings, and
3) diagnosis and management of patients who are unable to function independently due to age alterations and/or deficits in mental or physical status, developmental, perceptual and physical disability and chronic, degenerative illness.
Sites include hospital based clinics, ambulatory centers, private offices, emergency rooms, walk-in clinics and acute/critical care units, labor and delivery suites in the hospital facilities and settings which provide hospice care, supportive care, home care, nursing home care, rehabilitative care, technologically dependent care and assisted living services. The DNP student will demonstrate an integration of comprehensive assessment, advanced differential diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and evaluation of care for patients and synthesis of evidence-based practice with patients with a variety of conditions. In this context, the DNP student will organize and develop a professional portfolio.
The DNP residency and portfolio is designed to demonstrate that the DNP graduate possesses the advanced knowledge of clinical management to provide high quality care. The components of the residency are scholarly activities across settings combined with documented outcomes achieved in multiple sites of care. The DNP resident, in varied settings, assumes an expanded scope of practice for a panel of patients with the principles of continuity based care as paramount. Gaps in clinical experience opportunities are identified at regularly scheduled meetings with the advisor and arrangements are made to enhance the practicum as indicated.
Individualized, guided learning experiences at the doctoral level in a selected area of concentration. Proposed work must be outlined prior to registration and agreed upon by both faculty and student.
This is one option for the student who has completed all requirements for the doctorate but the dissertation and must maintain continuous enrollment. The student is eligible to register for this status if he or she is conduction dissertation research and has completed the required number of dissertation credits and needs to maintain continuous enrollment until graduation. It is an alternative to enrolling in M9820. A fee is charged, and the student has access to University resources.
All doctoral students must complete a minimum of two dissertation credits, and must register for at least two dissertation credits each Fall and Spring semester until the dissertation is complete. Enrollment in elective courses selected with the advisor can also satisfy the continuous enrollment requirement.
This course is intended for PhD students who are engaged in relevant scholarly activities that are associated with dissertation research.
This seminar focuses on all aspects of the dissertation proposal process. The course will assist the student in design, methods, and other matters of concern in the preparation of a dissertation proposal.
The course is intended for PhD students who are engaged in relevant scholarly activities that are not associated with the required course sequence. Such activities must accrue more than 20 hours/week.
This course is designed to provide the tools for the doctorally prepared nurse to evaluate, translate and integrate published research results into clinical practice. During the course, students will learn how to conceptualize clinical practice problems and transform them into answerable clinical research questions, how to search for the best clinical evidence, and how to assess clinical evidence using basic epidemiological, biostatistical and scientific principles. The course will culminate in a systematic review or meta-analysis of a body of research relevant to advanced practice nursing.