NURS 6358 Population Health in a Context of Culture

Course Number: NURS 6358
Section(s):                     .060/.061
Course Title:                  Population Health for DNP Leaders
Course Description
The focus of this course is population health across the healthcare delivery continuum. Determinants of health and factors that increase the risk for poor health outcomes are examined. Collaborative partnerships, clinical prevention, information systems, and interdisciplinary methodologies to promote equitable population health outcomes will be explored. Students will reflect on their personal strengths and consider implementation strategies to address population health needs in their DNP scholarly project.
Course Credit: 3 credit hours
Class Time: Primarily asynchronous. Any scheduled live web meetings will be recorded for those who cannot attend in real-time.
Prerequisites: NURS 6301, NURS 6312, NURS 6315, NURS 6326
Course Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Understand healthcare systems’ role in the management of the population (AACN 3.1)
2. Describe how DNP-prepared nurses can engage in effective partnerships with various health delivery, advocacy, and assistance programs to promote the health of the population (AACN, 3.2)
3. Consider the socio-economic impact of the delivery of healthcare when planning an evidence-based project (AACN, 3.3)
4. Assess the impact of current federal, state, regional, local, and organizational policies on health disparities and inequities within the population (AACN, 3.4)
5. Explain how DNP-prepared nurse leaders can promote advocacy efforts that include the principles of social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion for the population (AACN, 3.5)

6. Propose strategies to protect the health of a population during disasters and public health emergency (AACN, 3.6)

Required Textbooks
American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.).
ISBN-13: 978-1433832161
ISBN-10: 143383216X
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; National Academy of Medicine; Committee on the Future of Nursing 2020–2030. (2021). The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity (J. L. Flaubert, S. Le Menestrel, D. R. Williams, & M. K. Wakefield, Eds.). National Academies Press (US).
Available for download in the course and at
Hewitt, A.M, Mascari, J.L., & Wagner, S.L. (Eds.). (2022). Population health management: Strategies, tools, applications, and outcomes (1st ed.). Springer Publishing Company.
Zaccagnini, M., & Pechacek, J. M. (2021). The doctor of nursing practice essentials: A new model for advanced practice nursing (4th ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Course Schedule

Census Date: May 23, 2022
Mid-Term Exam:
Last Date to Withdraw: July 12, 2022
Final Exam Date:

Course Topics
The outline of module titles and assignments is subject to change.

Module Titles

Module 1 Welcome and Getting Started
Webinar: Orientation to Course
Nursing Student Forms, Student Info, Reflection

Module 2 Manage Population Health and Engage in Effective Partnerships (Week 2-4)
IHI Triple Aim 101, 201
Knowledge Check, Discussion

Module 3 Consider the Socioeconomic Impact of the Delivery of Health Care (Weeks 5-7)
IHI Triple Aim 102, 103, 104
Knowledge Check, Discussion

Module 4 – Advance Preparedness to Protect Population Health (Weeks 8-10)
Knowledge Check, Discussion

Module 5 – Intro to Policy and Advocacy in Population Health (Weeks 11-13)
Knowledge Check, Discussion
Population Health Assignment

Module 6 – Wrapping Up (Week 14)
Wrapping up

Criteria for Evaluation:
Percentage of Grade


Knowledge Checks

IHI Courses (5)

Population Health Assignments

Discussions (4)



Grading Scale:
Specific guidelines and grading criteria for all assignments are in the Modules. Final grades for the course will be determined based upon the following point assignments:
A – 90-100
B – 80-89
C – 70-79
D – 60-69
F – Below 60
Grades will not be rounded when calculating the average (79.5 is not rounded to 80 and 89.5 is not rounded to 90). Students are required to achieve an average of 80% (B) to successfully complete the course.
Exam and homework materials, questions, and problems are the intellectual property of faculty, UT Tyler, or publishers.

These materials may not be distributed without permission.
Distributing them or uploading them to online resources destroys the integrity of the assignment and the course, allowing others an unfair advantage by letting them view the materials.

Uploading these materials to online resources is a violation of UT Tyler’s academic misconduct policies and may result in formal conduct charges.

Sanctions for uploading or otherwise divulging the contents of these materials can include:

a reduced or failing grade on an assignment
a reduced or failing grade for the course
removal from the Nursing program
removal from UT Tyler

Late Policy: 5% will be deducted each day an assignment is past due unless prior arrangements have been made with your course faculty. Extenuating circumstances may apply.
Repeating a Course: Students repeating this course may not use previously submitted assignments nor utilize the same patients for an assignment. Submitting the same or slightly modified assignments from previous semesters is considered self-plagiarism and is subject to academic discipline, including failing the assignment or the course.
Attendance and Make-up Policy: Attendance/participation is expected. Make-up for exams, quizzes, assignments, and clinical time missed is at the discretion of the instructor.
Graded Course Requirements Information: Detailed information will be provided on Canvas. Calendar of Topics, Readings, and Due Dates: The course schedule will be provided on Canvas.


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