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Program Course Core Elements:

NURS 7111 Advanced Nursing Seminar


This seminar course provides the student with knowledge and skills to facilitate integration and synthesis of the essential specialty competencies necessary to plan and design their DNP Project. This seminar may include a variety of activities related to the identification of the opportunity for improvement, literature synthesis and evidence for their theory based organizational intervention at multiple system levels. The activities will be specific to the student’s identified area of specialty. Students will share issues related to the plan and design of the DNP Project in seminar.


Credit Hour Allocation: 1 Semester Credit Hour
Clock Hour Allocation: 1 Clock Hour Class (15 hours class)


Graduate Standing

NURS 7511 Advanced Nursing: Clinical Application


  1. Use analytical methods and research to facilitate the opportunity for improvement in the evaluation of systems of care that will improve patient outcomes.
  2. Critically appraise the evidence related to the opportunity for improvement.
  3. Synthesize evidence to inform the design and implementation of the DNP project.
  4. Critically analyze the organizational context, including facilitators and barriers, to further inform the design and implementation of the DNP Project.
  5. Present proposal for the DNP Project to practice leaders and faculty experts.

Content Outline

Content will be individualized to student's clinical interest and area of specialization.




Attendance in class is an expectation of each student.


  1. If written assignments are made in a course they are required.
  2. Students are expected to submit written work on the scheduled date and time.
  3. The student must notify the course coordinator prior to the scheduled due date and time if they are unable to submit the written work as scheduled. Failure to make this notification in advance will result in a "zero" for that written work.
  4. If the excuse is accepted as reasonable and necessary, arrangements will be made for an alternative due date and time.
  5. Each student is responsible for making sure that he or she has completed the written work prior to submission.
  6. Late work will be accepted with consequences as outlined per course syllabi.


The APA Publication Manual 6th edition is required for use in all nursing school programs. 


Students are expected to be above reproach in all scholastic activities. Students who engage in scholastic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary penalties, including the possibility of failure in the course and dismissal from the university. "Scholastic dishonesty includes but is not limited to cheating, plagiarism, collusion, and submission for credit of any work or materials that are attributable in whole or in part to another person, taking an examination for another person, any act designed to give unfair advantage to a student or the attempt to commit such acts." Regents Rules and Regulations, Part One, Chapter VI, Section 3, Subsection 3.2, Subdivision 3.22.


Any student seeking reasonable accommodations through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact either the Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Services within the first week of the semester or schedule a meeting with the UTHSCSA ADA Compliance Office so that appropriate accommodations may be arranged. A request for accommodations (Form ADA-100: must be completed and submitted to the Executive Director of the ADA Compliance Office before accommodations can be provided. Additional information can be provided in the Student Success Center, Room 1.118 or through the ADA Compliance Office website:

Admissions Information:

MSN Flyer: Master of Science in Nursing
PhD Flyer: Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing


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