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General Course Information for DNP 842B: Administration Practicum II

Course: DNP 842B - Administration Practicum II
Textbook: For the correct edition of the textbook assigned to a specific class, go to: http://www.nutextdirect.com

Course Prerequisite(s):

Corequisite

Course Description: Continued practice experience with expert Administration mentor. Continue to develop Administration competencies, and complete learning contract goals. This course is 200 hours in length. Grading is by S or U only. This course is eligible for an IP grade.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate continued development of knowledge, skills, competence, and confidence as an Administrator in a healthcare setting
  • Act as a role model, mentor, and change agent in utilizing information resources and evidence-based research data to improve outcomes of care.
  • Identify health care needs of individuals or aggregate groups.
  • Ensure organizational and system compliance with agency and nursing practice quality and safety standards, federal labor laws, and organizational and governmental policies.
  • Integrate bioethical and legal considerations into clinical and management decision-making.
  • Demonstrate financial management skills,including: developing, analyzing, and managing operating budgets and long-term capital expenditures; identifying alternate funding strategies; participating in internal audits; and taking action when opportunities exist to adjust operations to respond to environmental economic changes.
  • Provide leadership in human resource management, including workforce planning, work flow design, and employment decisions.
  • Design healthcare delivery systems to meet unmet health care needs.
  • Evaluate health care delivery systems and outcomes of care.
Specified Program Learning Outcomes:
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
    • Advocate for culturally sensitive health care systems and policies that meet ethical and legal standards in order to reduce health disparities.
    • Analyze the impact of national and global health policy on the cost, quality, and accessibility of health care for diverse patient populations.
    • Base decisions on synthesis of information from meta-analysis and other research reports, benchmark data, best practices reports, and other credible information sources.
    • Establish and lead collaborative, multidisciplinary teams that provide the range of expertise required in healthcare systems delivering care to complex, multi-need patients, families and communities.
    • Generate innovative practices, systems, and prevention programs at the patient, family, organization, community, and population levels for the purpose of improving health care outcomes.
    • Identify sources of variations in health care outcomes through analysis and integration of research findings, empirical evidence, and/or practitioner reflections on practice.
    • Lead healthcare systems in the delivery of high quality, safe, patient-centered care.

Students with Disabilities:
Students seeking special accommodations due to a disability must submit an application with supporting documentation, as explained under this subject heading in the General Catalog. Instructors are required to provide such accommodations if they receive written notification from the University.

Writing Across the Curriculum:
Students are expected to demonstrate writing skills in describing, analyzing and evaluating ideas and experiences. Written reports and research papers must follow specific standards regarding citations of an author's work within the text and references at the end of the paper. Students are encouraged to use the services of the University's Writing Center when preparing materials.

The following website provides information on APA, MLA, and other writing and citation styles that may be required for term papers and the like: http://nu.libguides.com/citations

National University Library:
National University Library supports academic rigor and student academic success by providing access to scholarly books and journals both electronically and in hard copy. Print materials may be accessed at the Library in San Diego or through document delivery for online and regional students. Librarians are available to provide training, reference assistance, and mentoring at the San Diego Library and virtually for online or regional students. Please take advantage of Library resources:

URL: http://www.nu.edu/library.

Contact the Library:

  • RefDesk@nu.edu
  • (858) 541-7900 (direct line)
  • 1-866-NU ACCESS x7900 (toll free)

Use the Library Training Tools (on the Library Homepage) for additional help

  • Recorded class presentations
  • Tutorials & Guides (APA/MLA, Peer-Review, and more)

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else's ideas or work as one's own. Students must give credit for any information that is not either the result of original research or common knowledge. If a student borrows ideas or information from another author, he/she must acknowledge the author in the body of the text and on the reference page. Students found plagiarizing are subject to the penalties outlined in the Policies and Procedures section of the University Catalog, which may include a failing grade for the work in question or for the entire course. The following is one of many websites that provide helpful information concerning plagiarism for both students and faculty: http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml

Ethics:
Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. The course will identify ethical policies and practices relevant to course topics.

Technology:
Students are expected to be competent in using current technology appropriate for this discipline. Such technology may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Use of the internet and e-mail may also be required.

Diversity:
Learning to work with and value diversity is essential in every class. Students are expected to exhibit an appreciation for multinational and gender diversity in the classroom.

Civility:
As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other and for the instructor. Rules of classroom behavior (which apply to online as well as onsite courses) include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professional manner.
  • Side conversations or other distracting behaviors are not to be engaged in during lectures, class discussions or presentations
  • There are to be no offensive comments, language, or gestures