Care of Populations Track

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For post-master's students without a background as an APRN, the 33-credit care of populations track provides educational preparation for executive leadership positions or community-focused care. Students can complete the program in two years. Electives in nursing education can prepare graduates for teaching in academia or the clinical environment.

In addition to the DNP core classes, a select group of classes explore health care systems, organizational dynamics and population-focused inquiry. Electives allow for a focus on educational leadership among other topics. Practice and field experience of 500 hours are related to the student's interests to enhance learning. 

The track combines online and on-campus courses.

Curriculum

Core Courses (15 credits):

Course Title Credits
NUR 500 Biostatistics 1
NUR 516 Health Policy & Organizational Systems 3
NUR 610 Clinical Scholarship & Inquiry in Nursing 3
NUR 610 PBL Portfolio Synthesis Seminar I 1
NUR 612 Leadership & Collaboration for Change in Health Care 3
NUR 612 PBL Portfolio Synthesis Seminar II 1
NUR 700 An Interprofessional Approach to Caring for the Underserved with Multiple Chronic Conditions 3

Care of Populations track courses (15 credits):

Course Title Credits
NUR 514 Epidemiology & Evidence Based Practice 3
NUR 602 Principles of Ethical Theory in Nursing 1
NUR 605 Clinical Practice Immersion 1
NUR 620* Advanced Principles of Population-Based Care 3
NUR 622* Special Topics in Advanced Practice Nursing 3
NUR 623 Population Health Fellowship 1
HM 600 Foundations of Health Care Management 3
Or
OL 601 Foundations of Organizational Leadership  3

*This course will be held on campus. 

Elective (3 credits) - choose one of the following:

  • NUR 510 Beginning Spanish for Health Care Professionals
  • NUR 560 Vitamins and Herbal Therapies

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