822.1 & 822.2 Residency DNP Leadership

Under the guidance of their DNP faculty advisor, students will synthesize, integrate and translate newly acquired knowledge and skills in the implementation and evaluation of their selected project. Using scientific theory, systematic evidence appraisal, systems, organizational and policy analysis, and models of care delivery, students will complete the DNP project. Seminars will focus on guiding the student through all aspects of project design, implementation and evaluation. Clinical experiences will be individually designed within the context of the direct or indirect focus of the students program and completed during the 3 SH or 822.1. This course is designed to integrate knowledge of nursing theory; evidence based nursing practice, physiologic and pathophysiologic foundations, ethical and legal principles and health care systems into clinical practice. In consultation with their DNP faculty advisor, students will elect an area of clinical practice and implement advanced clinical decision-making in the provision of culturally sensitive, patient centered, evidence based care. Case presentation form the student's clinical practicum experience will be used to explicate clinical trends, expert clinical judgment, and individual and population focused interventions. Expertise, knowledge and data gained from this course will be used in the development of the final project proposal. During 822.2, it is expected that the Capstone Project will demonstrate the measurement and evaluation of outcomes resulting from the organizational changes. Successful completion of this final practicum will require the student to present the results of the change project to his/her Capstone Project committee for their review and approval of the cumulative scholarly work and complete an oral defense. Prerequisites: 700, 710, 720, 735, 740, 745, 760, 770, 810, Role specific courses, 800 & 804 Capstone. 6 S.H.