Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)

 

COURSEWORK - Post Master’s (MSN) to DNP

(General Timeline)

Admission Pre-requisite: SRM 602 (Statistical Methods I) or equivalent
NOTE: Provisional admission possible without this admission prerequisite.

Year 1 Fall Credits Year 1 Spring Credits Year 1 Summer Credits
Nurs 678 Professional Practice/HC Finance
1 hour practicum
3 Nurs 700 Advanced Nursing Theory 3 Nurs 638 Concepts in Advanced Evidence Based Practicum 3
Nurs 618 Epidemiology in Advanced Nursing Practice 3 Nurs 628 Information Tech in Health Care 3 Nurs 685 DNP Practicum (variable) 1-7
Total 6   6 Total 3-10

 

Year 2 Fall Credits Year 2 Spring Credits Year 2 Summer Credits
Nurs 668 Population Centered Health Care 3 Nurs 658 Applied Nursing Genomics 3 Nurs 685 DNP Practicum
(variable)
1-7
NURS 795 DNP Capstone Project Seminar 2 Nurs 688 Advanced Nursing Leadership in Health Care
1 hour practicum
3 Nurs 796 DNP Capstone Project (variable) 1-4
Nurs 685 DNP Practicum (variable)  1-7 Nurs 685 DNP Practicum (variable) 1-7    
    Nurs 796 DNP Capstone Project 1-4    
Total 5-12 Total 7-17 Total 2-11

NURS 618 Epidemiology in Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
Prerequisite: Majors only.  Principles of epidemiology and understanding of biostatistics will be applied to population management of disease and intervention strategies.

NURS 628 Information Technology in Health Care (3)
Prerequisite: Majors only.  Use and application of computerized systems to clinical decision strategies for advanced practice nurses in the areas of quality management.

NURS 638 Concepts in Advanced Evidence-Based Practice (3)
Prerequisite: Majors only.. Emphasis is on the systematic evaluation and use of current best evidence to make decisions about clinical practice and health care systems.

NURS 658 Applied Nursing Genomics
Prerequisite: NURS 614 Advanced Pathophysiology.   Majors only.  A genomics focus on concepts of prevention, screening, diagnostics, prognostics, selection of treatment, and monitoring of treatment effectiveness for individuals and aggregates within cultural and ethical care contexts.

NURS 668 Population Centered Health Care (3)
Prerequisites: NURS 618. Majors only.. Examines perspectives of population based health care across the life span from a community and global perspective.

NURS 678 Professional Practice and Healthcare Finance Seminar (3)
Prerequisite: Majors only. Forty-five hours applied practicum arranged.  Comprehensive economic investigation of health planning, organization, personnel, payment systems and care cost effectiveness in health care delivery systems.

NURS 685 DNP Practicum (1-7)
Prerequisite: Majors only. Practicum in hospital, community, and primary care settings focusing on clinical prevention and population based health care.  S/U graded.  Repeatable, no limitations.

NURS 688 Advanced Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems (3)
Prerequisite: Majors only.  Forty-five hours applied practicum arranged.  Analyzes the structure and organization of health care delivery systems including population-based, acute and ambulatory health care.  The roles of the DNP in organizational and systems policy are addressed.

NURS 700 Advanced Nursing Theory (3) Prerequisites: Majors only. The focus of this course is nursing knowledge development and the underpinnings of nursing science, practice and education.

NURS 795 - DNP Capstone Project Proposal Seminar (2)
The Capstone project reflects synthesis and application of evidence-based practice in advanced nursing practice and health care. The course facilitates the development of the Capstone and launches the project.

NURS 796 - DNP Capstone Project (1-4)
The Capstone project reflects synthesis and application of evidence-based practice in advanced nursing practice and health care. The Capstone project must be approved by and defended to the capstone committee. Repeatable, maximum of 4 credits.

Shell