NSU HPD Catalog 2023-2024

562 Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing—Ph.D. Program disseminating evidence and the use of information technology to reduce risks and improve practice outcomes are explored. (3 semester hours) NSG 5130—Healthcare Policy and Leadership This course focuses on providing the master’s prepared nurse leader with an understanding of how policy influences the structure of healthcare, nursing practice, and health outcomes at the institutional, local, state, and federal levels. A focus on the effect of economic, legal, ethical, and regulatory processes on healthcare policy will be studied. With continual changes in operational systems management and healthcare organizational structures, the master’s-prepared nurse must have the knowledge and skills necessary to assume a leadership role in policy-making. The master’s prepared nurse will master the art of advocating for policy change to provide quality, costeffective care to deliver best practice patient health outcomes. (3 semester hours) NSG 5200—Global Population Health This course is designed to incorporate the essentials of global health practices and healthcare needs of populations, make recommendations to improve access to care, and improve quality of care to reduce healthcare costs. (3 semester hours) NSG 5210—Population Health Impact Management The course focuses on the application of concepts and methods for conducting an in-depth assessment of health status among populations, which serves as the foundation for the health planning process. Principles of epidemiology and assessment frameworks are applied in analyzing populations to incorporate public health care policy at the local, national, and global regions. (3 semester hours) NSG 5220—Health Promotion and Disease Prevention This course provides a theoretical basis for health promotion and disease prevention. Organizational, patient-centered, and culturally responsive concepts are examined as they pertain to population health. The master’s prepared nurse will collaborate, communicate and consult with the interprofessional team to design evidence-based health promotion, disease prevention, population care and services to individuals, families, communities, aggregates/clinical populations nationally and globally. Health promotion and disease prevention will be explored from an ecological/epidemiological perspective, including critical social, political, racial/ethnic, cultural, and economic environments. The importance of health policy, information technology, and leadership principles are examined pertaining to health promotion and disease prevention. (3 semester hours) NSG 5230—Nursing Decision Making in Complex Healthcare Systems This course prepares students to utilize decision-making models, processes, and theoretical frameworks as a foundation for leadership activities in complex health systems. Internal and external factors impacting decision making within a health system will be explored and analyzed. Economics, trend analysis, and evidence-based systems leadership will be analyzed. (3 semester hours) NSG 5250—Fiscal Management in Complex Health Systems This course focuses on the interconnectedness of financial management, regulatory requirements, and stakeholder input, utilizing a systems thinking approach to nursing budgeting. Students will demonstrate decision-making strategies for integrating financial data to improve healthcare delivery in complex health systems. Students will apply financial management principles to current healthcare issues. The relationship between financial and ethical responsibilities is examined. (3 semester hours) NSG 5260—Surveillance in Health Informatics This course focuses on acquiring and demonstrating the skills to effectively utilize data for healthcare decisions based on the process of outcomes management. Students acquire and demonstrate the skills to effectively utilize data to change healthcare environments, formulate an outcomes management plan, and to evaluate aspects of the outcomes management process. (3 semester hours) NSG 5290—Advanced Population Health Capstone Students analyze, synthesize, and utilize all prior courses in a practice environment. The course provides an opportunity to combine beginning research skills, theoretical knowledge, and professional nursing experience to engage in graduate-level nursing activities in a specialty area. In this learning experience, the student implements a project that reflects their mastery of all program outcomes. (3 semester hours) NSG 5300—Nursing Curriculum Development This course introduces the student to the process of curriculum development. The relationship of nursing curriculum to the parent institution’s mission and philosophy is analyzed. Issues of accreditation, standards of professional nursing practice, and legal/ethical issues are analyzed within the context of curriculum development and program evaluation. Selected theories, principles, and techniques of curriculum development are explored. The role of the educator is explored. (3 semester hours) NSG 5340—Nurse Leadership Roles in Complex Health Systems This course focuses on nursing leadership roles within a complex healthcare system. The student will apply leadership, change, and organizational theories within a framework of systems thinking. Students will develop strategies for introducing and sustaining change. Ethical and legal concerns related to the nursing leadership role are explored. (3 semester hours)