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DNP Student

Doctor of Nursing Practice - DNP

Projected Curriculum

The DNP program offers No Concentration and Nurse Executive Leadership options.  Post-Master students are required to complete 33 credits over 6 semesters.  Students in the Nurse Executive Leadership track complete 36-39 credits over 7 semesters.  The anticipated coursework is listed below.  All didactic coursework is online, distance. 

The BSN to DNP degree with AGACNP, FNP or PMHNP concentrations will begin to accept applications for the Summer 2020 cohort from August 1, 2019 through November 1, 2019.  Full-time and part-time plans of study will be available.  

 

YEAR 1
Summer 1 
  • NURS 737 - Foundations for DNP Development (3 credits)
  • NURS 808 - Advanced Nursing in Population Health (3 credits)
Fall 1 
  • NURS 780 - Organizational Theories and Systems in Healthcare (3 credits)
  • NURS 817 - Application of Statistics for Evidence Based Nursing Practice (3 credits)
Spring 1 
  • NURS 781 - Applied Technology in Health Care (3 credits)
  • NURS 819 - Evidence and Nursing Practice (3 credits)
YEAR 2
Summer 2 
  • NURS 805 - Advanced Nursing Leadership (3 credits)
  • NURS 783 - Clinical Project Immersion & Proposal Development (3 credits; 112 clinical hours)*
Fall 2
  • NURS 779 - Health Politics (3 credits; 45 clinical hours)*
  • NURS 897 - DNP Project Preparation and Residency* (3 credits; variable clinical hours)
Spring 2
  • NURS 897 - DNP Project Preparation and Residency* (3 credits; variable clinical hours)

Total 33 credit hours
*Course requires clinical hours (direct or indirect)
Total program clinical hours determine by GAP Analysis of MSN work after admission
15 students/cohort

YEAR 1
Summer 1 
  • NURS 737 - Foundations for DNP Development (3 credits)
  • NURS 808 - Advanced Nursing in Population Health (3 credits)
Fall 1 
  • NURS 780 - Organizational Theories and Systems in Healthcare (3 credits)
  • NURS 817 - Application of Statistics for Evidence Based Nursing Practice (3 credits)
Spring 1 
  • NURS 781 - Applied Technology in Health Care (3 credits)
  • NURS 819 - Evidence and Nursing Practice (3 credits)
YEAR 2
Summer 2 
  • NURS 806 - Nurse Executive Leadership I* (3 credits, 225 clinical hours)
  • NURS 809 - Advanced Healthcare Financing+  (3 credits) may take NURS 738 - Financing of Health Care if needed here
Fall 2
  • NURS 779 - Health Politics (3 credits; 45 clinical hours)*
  • NURS 807 - Nurse Executive Leadership II (3 credits; 225 clinical hours)
Spring 2
  • NURS 897 - DNP Project Preparation and Residency* (3 credits; variable clinical hours)
YEAR 3
Summer 3
  • NURS 897 - DNP Project Preparation and Residency* (3 credits; variable clinical hours) move NURS 809 here if 738 needed

Total 36-39 credit hours
*Course requires clinical hours (direct or indirect)
Total program clinical hours determine by GAP Analysis of MSN work after admission
15 students/cohort