Post-BSN-DNP Curriculum

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All students taking graduate level courses will have their classes on Tuesdays. They must make sure that the entire day is available for course meetings and other activities. Most courses are offered in an online format. Some courses are offered in a combined format of limited (≤ 3) on-campus class meetings in addition to online meetings. Students may “opt out” after the completion of the final course in the Family Nurse Practitioner Track or the Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Track and receive their MSN degree. Students are then eligible to sit for their national certification exam in their specialty. If students choose this option, they will have 4 years to return and complete the remaining DNP courses without retaking any courses.

All courses require online synchronous and asynchronous activities. Students are also required to attend a Graduate Intensive. The Graduate Intensive is a mandatory program orientation via on-line modules and a maximum of four days of on-campus workshops. Students are required to participate in the Graduate Intensive before the fall semester start of their program of study and annually. Students are responsible for the costs associated with this Graduate Intensive. Students will be notified of the Graduate Intensive dates after acceptance into the program and during each year of study.

Graduate Intensive Dates

Academic YearGraduate Intensive DatesLocation
2017-2018May 7, 2018 through May 10, 2018Statesboro campus

Curriculum Courses

Program of Study

Non-Nursing Graduate Electives

Course PrefixCourse NumberCourse TitleShort Description
EDUF7130Learning Theories and ApplicationsExamines the principles and theories of learning that serve as the basis for educational models and practices.
EDUF8131Theories of AdolescenceThe rapidly changing world of today's adolescents and the ever-changing nature of the field of adolescence will be examined from three perspectives: theory, research and contemporary social forces.
EDUF8133Interaction and LearningExamine views of learning which emphasize the importance of interaction, authenticity and the social construction of knowledge. Students will also explore instructional practices and assessment issues consistent with these perspectives.
EDUF8134Models of MotivationCritically examines how contemporary models of motivation are utilized to improve the delivery of instruction.
EDUF8135Thinking and Problem SolvingExamines current conceptions and models of critical thinking and creative problem solving as they relate to learning and instruction.
EDUF8136Theories of Human DevelopmentExamines theories of human development, with a focus on infancy to adolescence.
Educational Research
A comprehensive overview of topics related to research as it is applied to educational settings.
Educational Statistics I
Topics covered in this course include central tendency, variability, distributions, correlation, significance testing, t-tests, linear regression and chi-square analysis. (pre req - EDUR 7130)
Applied Qualitative Research Methods
This course will provide practical experience applying qualitative research methods in a variety of settings. (pre req - EDUR 7130)
Applied Measurement
This course will provide an introduction to concepts and practices in measurement and survey research. (pre req- EDUR 7130 & 8131)
Higher Education Law
Explores basic legal precepts and their application to institutions of higher education, primarily using the case study method and discussion.
Higher Education Finance
Fiscal management and budgeting practices applicable to higher education institutions are the focus of this course.
Grant Development / Administration
Students will learn the methods and processes of project development, funding source development, and proposal writing.
Educational Planning
This course examines concepts and theories relating to various forms and approaches of planning at the school district and postsecondary educational levels.
Higher Education Policy
Examines policy-formation processes in higher education institutions.
Introduction to Public Health
This course is designed to give students a foundation in the core functions of the population-based public health (assessment, policy development and assurance).
Environmental Health
This course is a survey of specific environmental conditions and factors that contribute to the development of health problems in communities.
This course provides an introduction to many important topics in epidemiology for public health practice.
Health Policy and Management
The course provides a comprehensive introduction and overview to public health management and administration.
Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Health
This course is designed to familiarize students with the history and current applications of social and behavioral sciences as they are applied to public health practice and research.
This course examines statistics in public health and related health sciences.
Scientific Basis of Public Health
This course explores the scientific basis of 21st century disease processes including a survey of the origins, natural history, factors influencing individual and community risk.
Public Health Perspectives in Community Based and Translational Research
This course will familiarize students with concepts, issues, and skills relevant to translational research approaches in public health.
Professionalism and Ethics in Public Health Practice Research
This course explores critical issues related to the professional development of public health practitioners and ethical responsibilities necessary to assume leadership roles in the field.

Last updated: 4/5/2018

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