This course prepares learners to develop effective strategies to ensure safety and quality health care for patients and populations and includes evaluation of health care outcomes. Learners engage in inquiry into the state of health care delivery, patient-centered care, sustainable change, and ethical principles surrounding practice. Learners are expected to integrate and synthesize core program competencies and specialty practice requirements necessary to demonstrate proficiency in advanced nursing practice in the DNP Practice Immersion Workspace. Practice hours: Learners must be able to document a minimum of 50 concurrently or previously logged practice hours in association with this course. Practicum/field experience hours: 50. Prerequisite: DNP-825.
Topic 1 Strategies to Ensure Safety and Quality Health Care
Topic 2: Innovative Approaches to Health Care, Change Theories, and Sustainable Change
Topic 3: Strategic Planning and Vision in Health Care
Topic 4: State of Health Care Delivery and Health Care Economics
Topic 5: Program Planning, Development, and Evaluation for Population Health
Topic 6: Creating a Culture of Excellence and Employing Consultative Skills as a Practice Scholar
Topic 7: Patient-Centered Care Models and Health Care Literacy
Topic 8: Evaluation of Health Care Outcomes
Throughout the course, learners are required to maintain a reflective journal integrating leadership and inquiry into current practice.
Directions: Based on the above Course Description and treated topics write a reflective Journal
Write a 1000 word response that outlines what you have discovered about your professional practice, personal strengths and weaknesses that surfaced while taking this course, additional resources and abilities that could have influenced more optimal learning outcomes, and, finally, how you met the competencies aligned to this course.
In addition, your journal will reflect on the personal knowledge and skills gained in this course and should address a variable combination of at least three of the following:
- New practice approaches
- Interprofessional collaboration
- Health care delivery and clinical systems
- Ethical considerations in health care
- Population health concerns
- The role of technology in improving health care outcomes
- Health policy
- Leadership and economic models
- Health disparities