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NURS 7720 Evaluating Health Care Delivery Systems
Credit hours: 3 per Semester
Cluster: Systems, Leadership, Informatics and Policy, Systems, Leadership, Informatics and Policy


Course Level: Doctoral Intermediate

Course Type: PhD


Course Open to: PhD Students

Institution:University of Colorado

Pre-requisites: Middle range theory and Metatheory I and 2, or instructor permission

Course Description: Focuses on description/evaluation of health care delivery across the continuum of care and integration of nursing care with health care delivery. HCS middle-range theories for descriptive/evaluative research are examined. Advanced methods for research at the system level are addressed. By the end of this course, the learner will be able to: 1. Evaluate the integration of nursing care delivery and health care delivery using the concepts of effectiveness, efficiency and equity. 2. Critique utilization of HCS and informatics middle-range theories regarding care delivery. 3. Analyze an existing data set for use in descriptive/evaluation research on health care delivery. 4. Demonstrate measurement competence at multiple levels of measurement and analysis. 5. Design a data collection protocol to answer a descriptive/evaluative research question regarding health care delivery.


Method of Instruction: Asynchronous in Canvas with optional intensive.

Delivery Platform: Canvas

Campus visits required: Optional intensive: One week in Aurora, CO

Course Contact: China Hutchins



Tuition: NEXus Common Price


Other considerations: .


Available Seats by Semester for this course:


FALL 2019

Section: BXN
Instructor: TBA
Seats: 3
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 08-26-19
End Date: 12-13-19

FALL 2020

Section: BXN
Instructor: TBA
Seats: 5
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 08-31-20
End Date: 12-18-20

FALL 2021

Section: BXN
Instructor: TBA
Seats: 5
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 08-30-21
End Date: 12-17-21

FALL 2022

Section: BXN
Instructor: TBA
Seats: 5
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 08-29-22
End Date: 12-16-22

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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