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Our post-masters Doctor of Nursing Practice is designed to custom-fit the lives of Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs) across the country. Our mostly online format allows you to complete your coursework and practicum hours in your home community, empowering you to apply what you’ve learned in your unique context. With both fall and spring start dates, you can earn your degree in as few as two years.

Online

Online with Intensive

You'll complete coursework online, with 1 week of on-campus intensives.

Location: Anderson Center

Start Dates: Spring 2019

Total Credits

36–39

Finish in as Few as

2–3 years

Courses

  • The Art and Science of Advanced Nursing Practice (NURS800)

    Articulation of the DNP role in developing and evaluating approaches to practice and improving healthcare. Interrelationships between nursing knowledge, theory, and science and other disciplines to promote change. Analysis of evidence-based development, implementation, and evaluation of healthcare practices. Integration of ethical principles and Christian perspectives in analyzing knowledge and theories.

    3 credits

  • Evidence Appraisal and Translation Science (NURS805)

    Skills for critically appraising existing evidence as a basis for improved healthcare practice in light of effectiveness, ethical principles, and Christian perspectives. Examination of methods to measure outcomes and to translate and implement evidence. Overview of designing guidelines that improve healthcare practice and outcomes. Introduction to the process of dissemination.

    3 credits

  • Healthcare Policy and Advocacy (NURS810)

    Examination of healthcare policy process at the institutional, local, state, regional, federal, and international levels. Preparation to design, influence, implement, and advocate for health care policies to strengthen the nursing profession and to improve the health status of populations.

    3 credits

  • Healthcare Economics and Finance (NURS815)

    Utilization of healthcare economics and finance to examine complex strategic and operational decisions related to improving health outcomes within systems of care. Analyze basic economics and financial concepts to formulate healthcare strategies as applicable to the healthcare industry.

    3 credits

  • Population Health and Epidemiology (NURS820)

    Utilization of epidemiology to promote leadership in clinical prevention and population health. Analysis of the impact policies, socioeconomic status, and the environment have on diverse populations within the framework of healthcare access, quality of care, and cultural sensitivity.

    3 credits

  • Leadership and Interprofessional Collaboration (NURS825)

    Examination of critical topics related to leadership principles and organizational systems; including improving clinical practice management, patient safety, interprofessional collaboration, and health outcomes. Designed to facilitate the development of the skills needed to coordinate care and lead practice change and reduce healthcare disparities.

    4 credits

  • Healthcare Innovations and Informatics (NURS835)

    Examination of information management and technology systems to promote safe, quality, and cost-effective healthcare. Development of knowledge and technical skills related to the fields of informatics and healthcare innovations. Explore standards, clinical decision support systems, data management systems, big data, and patient care technologies.

    3 credits

  • DNP Practicum I (NURS840)

    Enhancement of knowledge and clinical expertise through interaction with experts in the DNP project area of study. Synthesis of DNP leadership roles with assessment, intervention, evaluation and collaboration to improve healthcare outcomes.

    2 credits

  • DNP Practicum II (NURS841)

    Enhancement of knowledge and clinical expertise through interaction with experts in the DNP project area of study. Synthesis of DNP leadership roles with assessment, intervention, evaluation and collaboration to improve healthcare outcomes.

    1 credits

  • DNP Practicum III (NURS842)

    Enhancement of knowledge and clinical expertise through interaction with experts in the DNP project area of study. Synthesis of DNP leadership roles with assessment, intervention, evaluation and collaboration to improve healthcare outcomes.

    2 credits

  • DNP Practicum IV (NURS843)

    Enhancement of knowledge and clinical expertise through interaction with experts in the DNP project area of study. Demonstrate synthesis of DNP leadership roles with assessment, intervention, evaluation and collaboration to improve healthcare outcomes.

    2-3 credits

  • Application of Biostatistics for Healthcare (NURS850)

    Biostatistical skills for critical appraisal of literature, including factors that contribute to validity, reliability, and generalizability of research. Interpretation of statistical output from scientific data sets using biostatistical skills. Appraisal of the rigor and appropriateness of biostatistical methods used in relation to the findings in selected research studies.

    2 credits

  • DNP Project I: Idea Generation and Literature Appraisal (NURS887)

    Development of a relevant question to improve practice guidelines, practice, or the practice environment. Critical evaluation of literature to determine the best evidence. Consideration of diverse cultures, vulnerable and underserved communities. Leadership skills for collaboration with interprofessional teams. Synthesis of evidence to create the critical appraisal for the DNP project.

    3 credits

  • DNP Project II: Implementation Plan (NURS888)

    Integration of theories from nursing and other disciplines to develop an implementation plan. Development of evidence-based intervention for nursing practice using implementation science and technology. Consideration of diverse, vulnerable and underserved communities. Leadership skills to collaborate with interprofessional teams. Application of ethical principles and Christian perspectives to the implementation plan.

    2 credits

  • DNP Project III: Implementation (NURS889)

    Application of the critical appraisal of the literature to improve practice and clinical outcomes. Collaboration with an interprofessional team to implement the DNP project. Application of ethical principles, Christian perspectives and leadership skills throughout the project implementation process.

    1 credits

  • DNP Project IV: Analysis (NURS890)

    Synthesize and lay the foundation for future research by using evidence to improve either practice or clinical outcomes. Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the implementation plan and the DNP project and disseminate the findings.

    1 credits

Accreditation

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Bethel University is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

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