Courses

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ATC NUR 3070 2 Advanced Multivariate Quantitative Statistical Topics

This course focuses on the application of advanced quantitative statistical topics applicable in nursing research. A variety of statistical strategies will be explored for their utility in answering research questions and/or testing hypotheses in nursing.

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ATC NUR 3071 1-6 PhD Research Apprenticeship

This apprenticeship provides the student with mentored practical application of the research process from inception through dissemination. The course is designed to allow an active, participatory role in the mentor’s program of research. The goal is to develop, under supervision, competencies necessary for the development, implementation, analysis and dissemination of scholarly research. This will be accomplished through the construction and implementation of an apprenticeship plan in congruence with mentor’s and student’s research focus.

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ATC NURSP 3092 3 Leadership in Complex Systems

This advanced level leadership course focuses on leading complex organizations and systems to facilitate the transformation of health care. Using principles of chaos and complexity theory, students will explore methods for assessing organizations, identifying emerging issues, and facilitating organization-wide changes to meet the ongoing challenges facing health care organizations.

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ATC NURSP 3094 3 Evidence-Based Management & Quality Improvement

This course is designed to assist students pursuing leadership roles within health systems with the application of evidence-based management principles and the design of quality improvement approaches that support a culture of clinical and service excellence.  During this course, students learn to find, interpret, and use scientific evidence related to managerial decisions.  Using quality improvement theories, students will analyze their own organizations and identify best practices.  Students will apply selected quality tools and techniques to solve actual problems in their workplaces.

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ATC NURSP 3096 3 Data Analytics and Clinical Systems Design

This course is designed to assist students pursuing leadership roles within health systems to use data analytics to assist with the design of clinical systems to improve organizational outcomes.  Using a web-designed structure, students will access a Virtual Hospital and use financial and clinical data to successfully resolve issues presented in a case study format. These case studies are designed to simulate actual problems facing nursing leaders both today and in the future. Through class discussions, students will then learn multiple approaches to resolving complicated issues.

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ATC NURSP 3097 1-10 DNP Residency: Administration

This course is designed to provide a culminating practicum experience for the DNP leadership student. Students will focus on promoting evidence based practice as interdisciplinary team members and providing high quality, cost effective care in a dynamic health care environment. Emphasis is placed on further refinement of competencies related to the leadership complex issues, organizations and systems.

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ATC NUR 3099 2 The Science of Health Care Delivery

This course is designed to develop a theoretical, practical, and evidence-based foundation for the delivery of safe, effective, evidence-based health care. Participants in this course will develop the knowledge base and critical thinking skills central to identifying and solving problems in the planning, implementation and evaluation of health care across the continuum of care delivery systems and across professions. The two overarching goals of the course are to a) develop a better understanding of how the healthcare delivery system works and fails to work, and b) develop a foundation for organizational and systems leadership for care reform, quality improvement and systems thinking in the delivery of safe, effective, evidence-based care using interprofessional approaches.

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ATC NUR 3099D 2 The Science of Health Care Delivery

This distance education (synchronous) course is designed to develop a theoretical, practical, and evidence-based foundation for the delivery of safe, effective, evidence-based health care. Participants in this course will develop the knowledge base and critical thinking skills central to identifying and solving problems in the planning, implementation and evaluation of health care across the continuum of care delivery systems and across professions. The two overarching goals of the course are to a) develop a better understanding of how the healthcare delivery system works and fails to work, and b) develop a foundation for organizational and systems leadership for care reform, quality improvement and systems thinking in the delivery of safe, effective, evidence-based care using interprofessional approaches.

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ATC NUR 3110 3 Nursing Research Instrumentation

This course focuses on the general properties of skillful measurement integral to the research process. The domain sampling model is presented as the major theory of measurement error with the parallel test model presented as a special case of domain sampling model. The construct, criterion and content validity of psychosocial instruments are explored and methods for evaluating each of these relative to specific instruments are presented. The theory of reliability is approached from the domain sampling model and factors are identified that reduce the reliability of an instrument. Methods to estimate reliability such as internal consistency, alternative forms and long-range stability are included. The basic concepts of biomedical instrumentation and the static characteristics that describe instruments performance (e. g., accuracy, precision, resolution, reproducibility, zero drift, sensitivity drift, and linearity) of physiological instruments are reviewed. Also, a basic discussion will be held on laboratory standardization's (e. g, CDC) and reliability of laboratory assays (use of split samples, coefficient of variation measures). A variety of scaling methodologies will be discussed as well as the principles involved in the design and formatting of questionnaires.

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HCS NUR 3115 3 Advanced Quantitative Methods Nursing Research

This course focuses on the application of advanced statistical techniques in current nursing research. Aspects of methodology relevant to statistical analysis such as design, sampling, statistical power, and sample size, and significance will be conceptually integrated with data analysis. Statistical strategies popular in other areas will be explored for their utility in answering research questions and/or testing hypotheses in nursing.

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NUR 3285 3 Philosophical Underpinnings of Nursing Research (PhD

This course explores the evolution, fundamental assumptions and dominant themes underpinning the philosophies of science. The focus will be on the intersections between various approaches to metatheoretical perspective, theoretical thinking, scientific inquiry, and knowledge development. The philosophical debate underlying science and knowledge development will be investigated. The current state of nursing science, ways of knowing, knowledge generation models, criteria for causation, and argumentation will be explored.

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NUR 3286 3 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing (PhD Core 2)

This course focuses upon the relationship of theory to research with an emphasis on the role of theory in the design and interpretation of research. The relationship between the development of science and theory is stressed. Attention is given to the evaluation of theory, the utility of theories in research, and the comparison of research strategies from various theoretical perspectives and the contribution of effect size.  Emphasis is placed upon midrange, multidisciplinary theories relevant to clinical research.

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NUR 3287 3 Research Design and Methods (PhD Core 3)

This course is a core component and foundational to the dissertation process and the program of research. The course provides a compendium of qualitative and quantitative research methods and study designs appropriate for studying health care phenomena. The emphasis of the course is on the interrelationship between clinical problems, literature reviews, research questions, study designs, and methods of inquiry and analysis.

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NUR 3288 2 Research Measurement (PhD Core 4)

This course focuses on quantitative approaches to analyze reliability, validity, and sensitivity of measurements in health research. Classic and emerging measurement theories will be discussed. Principles of psychometrics, including reliability and validity, and latent variable-based measurement models such as exploratory factor analysis will be discussed and applied by students to evaluate the reliability and validity of research instruments. Emphasis is placed on understanding the interrelationship of study aims, design and methods in outcomes measurement.

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NUR 3289 2 Intervention Development (PhD Core 5)

This course focuses on an analysis of the relationship between intervention theory and the development of intervention protocols. In-depth exploration of selected programs of research will be used to generate and evaluate theories and intervention protocols. Methodological and practical issues in the design and implementation of theory-based intervention studies will be examined.

 

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