NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

574 Ron and Kathy Assaf College of NursingNSG 7400—Nursing Science for Clinical Practice This course explores the scientific principles and philosophical underpinnings of nursing practice relevant to the role of the D.N.P. Concepts, models, and theories from nursing and other disciplines will be applied to clinical practice problems. Students will analyze various approaches used in research and evaluate the quality of published research. Students will develop search strategies to answer questions related to a selected topic of interest. (3 semester hours) NSG 7403—Advancing Nursing Science This course engages students in a critical synthesis appraisal of the state of the science overall as well as their area of research interest. Emphasis will include empirical literature across disciplines, with attention to variation in concept definitions. Students gain skills in searching, critiquing, analyzing, synthesizing, and re-presenting or re-conceptualizing a focused body of empirical literature to form a current state of substantive knowledge. Students engage in peer review by presenting and critiquing a current body of knowledge in their area of research interest. This knowledge base will include exploration into integrative and systematic reviews, metaanalysis, and meta-synthesis. (3 semester hours) NSG 7431—Project I: Mentored Scholarship The cornerstone course will provide students with the tools and support they require to conduct a scholarly literature review and to develop a clear statement of the problem. Clinical immersion hours are required. Clinical immersion objectives and activities are mutually developed by the student and faculty members and based on the proposed clinical project. (3 semester hours) NSG 7443—D.N.P. Independent Study This independent study course is individualized according to each student’s educational needs. Course content is different for each student. A written contract between the course faculty and the student is developed at the beginning of the semester that establishes student-identified course goals and objectives, learning activities, D.N.P. competencies to be met, and evaluation methods. (3 semester hours) NSG 7444—Project II: Project Plan This course will provide students with the support and direction needed to develop a comprehensive, site-specific project plan in collaboration with faculty members and his or her mentor. Clinical immersion hours are required. Clinical immersion objectives and activities are mutually developed by the student and faculty members and based on the proposed clinical project. (3 semester hours) NSG 7445—Project III: Implementation This project experience provides an opportunity for the student to execute the project plan in collaboration with the sponsoring site. The experience reflects the interest of the student and is designed to meet individual interests and career goals. This advanced practice project allows the student to learn to manage time and resources, assess implementation issues, and utilize communication and collaboration while working with a clinical mentor to implement the project plan. Clinical immersion hours are required. Clinical immersion objectives and activities are mutually developed by the student and faculty members and based on the proposed clinical project. (3 semester hours) NSG 7451—Project IV: Evaluation This is the final component of the project experience. The course content, as in the other project courses, reflects the interest of the student and is designed to meet individual student needs and career goals. This final course allows the student, with guidance from mentor and faculty, to evaluate the evidenced-based practice (EBP) project outcomes and develop scholarly written and oral reports that disseminate and integrate new knowledge. The final product will reflect the student’s ability to employ effective communication and collaboration skills; to take a leadership role; to influence health care quality and safety; to evaluate practice; and to successfully negotiate change in health care delivery for individuals, families, populations, or systems across a broad spectrum of health care. Clinical immersion hours are required. Clinical immersion objectives and activities are mutually developed by the student and faculty members and based on the proposed clinical project. (3 semester hours) NSG 7460—Scholarly Inquiry in Clinical Practice This course provides the student who enters the Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) Program with less than 500 postbaccalaureate supervised clinical practice hours with an opportunity to complete hours in advanced practice. Students identify a practice area of interest and collaborate with the instructor and preceptor to formulate specific objectives to accomplish during the practice hours. Objectives are based on D.N.P. Essentials and professional standards and competencies related to the area of practice interest. This course may be repeated until the number of practice hours needed are completed. (3 semester hours) NSG 7470—Advanced Nursing Research This course will provide students with advanced concepts applicable to nursing research. Techniques that lead to the identification of the research problem, refinement of the research question, and selection of appropriate research design and methods will be explored. The conceptual and operational definitions of variables will be discussed. Strategies

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