NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing 573 the leadership demands specific to the higher education environment as well as personal application of these concepts. The structures and functions of college and university settings of all kinds will be explored. Students will investigate multiple dimensions of academic excellence including faculty members, students, administrators, programs and curricula, teaching and evaluation methods, and resources. These key components will be discussed in the context of educational accreditation. Current issues affecting higher education will also be discussed (3 semester hours) NSG 7230—Health Care Leadership This course provides an opportunity to present future nursing leaders with an understanding of health care leadership. This course applies leadership and decision-making principles to the health care environment as it relates to nursing practice, research, and quality. The course focuses on current and future leadership issues and trends, best practices, and characteristics of current nursing leaders in health care. Students will examine the opportunities and roles for nurse leaders; apply strategies for change related to nursing leadership, roles, function, and image; and develop a personal leadership philosophy. (3 semester hours) NSG 7260—Health Care Education This course provides present and future nurse leaders with an understanding of professional development theory and practice to support the enhancement of quality within health care environments. It will focus on the role of the nurse educator in health care organizations, as well as the implementation of evidence-based practice; clinical competency measurement and validation; continuing education planning; academic partnerships; and the association of quality metrics, research, and education in health care organizations. (3 semester hours) NSG 7270—Doctoral Inquiry: Seminar I This course provides students with the opportunity to move from the conceptualization phase of a dissertation topic to the refinement of a research problem statement and clarification of research questions. Students will determine the philosophical underpinnings of their proposed inquiries and consider theoretical frameworks that will serve to explain, predict, or test the phenomena to be studied. (1 semester hour) NSG 7280—State of the Science: Seminar II This course will provide an opportunity for the student to carry out a detailed literature review based on the current state of the science on the topic of the student’s proposed doctoral dissertation. The course focus is on carrying out the process of organizing, integrating, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating the most relevant information. (1 semester hour) NSG 7290—Comprehensive Examination: Seminar III In this course, the student’s mastery of doctoral study is assessed. Through the comprehensive examination process, the student will exhibit knowledge of relevant current and historical literature in the focused area of study and current issues, as well as the ability to apply and design a research study using methods of the discipline. The student’s ability to think critically, form sound responses to questions, and communicate effectively in writing is evaluated. The completion of this course is indicative of the student’s readiness to commence dissertation work. Successful completion of the course is required before dissertation work can begin. (1 semester hour) NSG 7299—Transition to the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program This course is designed to assist the B.S.N.-prepared registered nurse with a non-nursingmaster’s degree to develop the Master of Science in Nursing competencies required to transition into the Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program. The student will build upon current nursing experience and previous graduate education in order to demonstrate achievement of the essentials of M.S.N. education prior to beginning D.N.P. coursework. Clinical immersion hours are required. (6 semester hours) NSG 7300—D.N.P. Roles This course focuses on key concepts related to the role of the Doctor of Nursing Practice in clinical, educational, and health care system settings. Students will analyze the history of nursing education, with emphasis on the development of the Doctor of Nursing Practice. Interprofessional teams, collaboration, and communication skills needed for the effectiveness of this role need to be thoroughly examined. (3 semester hours) NSG 7340—Dissertation This course provides an opportunity for direct engagement between the student and the dissertation committee. It focuses on design, implementation, and completion of the scholarly research study. (minimum 9 semester hours) NSG 7350—Leading in Complex Health Care Systems This course focuses on principles of business, finance, economics, and leadership in United States and global health care systems. Solutions to complex ethical, political, economic, and cultural health care systems issues will be explored. Students will use collaborative and interprofessional skills to examine proposed system solutions. This course challenges students to create new ideas, adopt new behaviors, and identify new opportunities to view and solve health care dilemmas. As transformational leaders, students will analyze strategies to support organizational and systems change that leads to improved health care outcomes. (3 semester hours)

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