Doctor of Nursing Practice (Post-MSN DNP)
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program has a concentration in organizational leadership. The curriculum is centered on evidence-based practice, culminating in a DNP project in which students address a specific healthcare problem or health outcome and implement practice changes that improve health care, health care delivery, or health-related outcomes.
The DNP is not an academic research degree, but is focused on real world implementation and evaluation of practice improvements that are supported by a body of research evidence.
Why Become a Doctor of Nursing Practice?
As a DNP. you will be educated to evaluate, lead, and improve the health care outcomes in your field. Earn your degree from one of the few regionally-accredited universities to offer a fully online DNP program, Eastern Kentucky University.
Total Program Requirements: 36-40 Hours
*Required hours will be individually evaluated on a planned program of study for each student, depending on academic background and career goals.
NSC 900 Seminar I: Role Transition
(1-3 hours) Explores issues pertinent to role transition and role assimilation for the Doctor of Nursing Practice graduate.
NSC 901 Seminar II: Capstone Project Support
(1-2 hours) Provides an opportunity for synthesis of evidence-based theoretical concepts to incorporate into practice.
NSC 905 Analytical Methods for EBP
(3 hours) Description and analysis of quantitative data using statistical and graphical methods.
NSC 940 Theory Application for Doctor of Nursing Practice
(3 hours) Analyze the development of knowledge and the interrelationship of theory, research and practice. Theoretical perspectives and foundations for inquiry of nursing science will be explored, emphasizing strategies for theory development, evaluation, and application.
NSC 942 Informatics in Healthcare Delivery
(3 hours) Focuses on theoretical basis of information systems in healthcare, impact of informatics on clinical practice and administrative decision-making, and strategies to evaluate and improve use of information technology in health care.
NSC 950 Public Health Policy
(3 hours) Analysis of the policy process in order to develop advanced nursing leadership skills for designing, implementing, and evaluating health policy.
NSC 954 Organizational Leadership
(3 hours) Explores theoretical foundations of leadership with an organization systems perspective. Examine principles of organizational systems, quality improvement, dimensions of healthcare/organizations, and human resource management.
NSC 960 Healthcare Economics and Finance
(4 hours) Examines healthcare economics and business practices and their relationship on health policy and clinical practice. Economic concepts and tools will be utilized to examine issues and solve problems/issues pertaining to healthcare and the delivery of healthcare services.
NSC 990 Analytical Methods I
(3 hours) Translate scientific nursing knowledge into complex interventions to improve rural health outcomes.
NSC 992 Analytical Methods II
(3 hours) Translate scientific multi-disciplinary knowledge into complex interventions to improve rural health outcomes in the development of a proposal to enhance evidence-based practice.
NSC 994 Capstone Project
(9 hours) Translate a body of evidence-based research in the implementation of a project to improve rural health outcomes.