Course Descriptions

Doctor of Nursing Practice

DNP 7108
QI and Systems Thinking in Healthcare (35 Experiential Engagement hours)
3 credits

This course examines core quality and safety competencies for advanced practice nurses and nurse leaders. Contemporary performance/quality improvement methodologies, data reporting, and evaluating evidence-based quality health care practices for patient populations (individuals and aggregates) will be presented. Students will examine theory and organizational science concepts to assess organizational culture, analyze data, and translate findings into systems changes. 35 experiential engagement hours will be included from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the DNP Program, MSN-NP Program, MSN-LDR Program, Accelerated MSN-NP to DNP Program, Accelerated MSN-LDR to DNP, or Permission of DNP Program Chair