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NURS 6730 Principles of Health Care Financing
Credit hours: 1.5 per Semester
Cluster: Systems, Leadership, Informatics and Policy, 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: The focus of this course is on understanding principles of health care financing, including an analysis of how different payment systems in the United States, health care organizations, and policies impact healthcare value, cost and quality. Students will also apply the components of a business plan to develop an innovation that addresses a healthcare need. OBJECTIVES: By the end of the semester, students should be able to – 1. Summarize past, current, and future healthcare payment systems in the United States. 2. Evaluate the impact health care organizations and policies have on healthcare value, cost, and quality. 3. Describe key components of the business planning process. 4. Develop a business model for a healthcare innovation. 5. Apply ethical principles in evaluating health care financing.


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: Linda Hofmann, PhD
Seats: 2
Credits: 1.5 / Semester
Start Date: 01-19-21
End Date: 05-05-21


Section: 091
Instructor: TBA
Seats: 2
Credits: 1.5 / Semester
Start Date: 01-10-22
End Date: 04-27-22

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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