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NURS 6711 Health and Systems II
Credit hours: 3 per Semester
Cluster: Advanced Nursing Practice,


Course Level: Doctoral

Course Type: DNP


Course Open to: all

Institution:University of Utah

Pre-requisites: Instructor permission

Course Description: OVERVIEW OF CONTENT: This course addresses how health care organizations engage with, respond to, and impact the broader healthcare system. Influence on health care organizations will be discussed, including health reform initiatives and mandates from accrediting and regulatory bodies. Interdisciplinary roles, teams, communication, and leadership are also covered in this course. OBJECTIVES: By the end of the semester, students should be able to – 1. Describe the influence of accrediting and regulatory bodies on organizations/systems. 2. Evaluate how different organizations respond to external rules and regulations. 3. Discuss how current health reform initiatives influence organizational care delivery and 1. decision-making. 4. Analyze the unique contributions and interconnected roles of all members of the health 2. care team. 5. Identify organizational leadership attributes and skills that promote effective 3. collaboration and communication within health care organizations. 6. Evaluate change management theories within the health care environment.


Method of Instruction: asynchronous

Delivery Platform: Canvas

Campus visits required: none

Course Contact: Heather Clarkson



Tuition: current NEXus tuition rate


Other considerations: PhD and DNP students welcome!


Available Seats by Semester for this course:



Section: 091
Instructor: Teresa Garrett, DNP
Seats: 2
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 01-19-21
End Date: 05-05-21



Section: 091
Instructor: TBA
Seats: 2
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 05-17-21
End Date: 08-06-21


Section: 091
Instructor: TBA
Seats: 2
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 01-10-22
End Date: 04-27-22


Section: 091
Instructor: TBA
Seats: 2
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 05-16-22
End Date: 08-05-22

Funding to develop this project was provided in part by the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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