Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice
with Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Full-Time Curriculum Plan

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Semester 1
Fall Semester

DNP 701        Introduction to the Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree  (1 hr)
DNP 702        Clinical Epidemiology  (3 hrs)
NUR 728        Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice (2 hrs)
NUR 603        Advanced Physiology / Pathophysiology (on campus) (May take in semester 1 or 4) (3 hrs)

Semester 2
Spring Semester

DNP 703        Population-Based Health (3 hrs)
NUR 723        Healthcare Policy and Systems Analysis (2 hrs)
DNP 705        Principles of Informatics & Financial Management in Healthcare (3 hrs)

Semester 3
Summer Semester

NUR 675        Statistics for the Behavioral and Clinical Sciences (synchronous online) (3 hrs)
NUR 810        Ethics in Healthcare and Research (2 hrs)
DNP 704        Population-Based Health Practicum [120 practicum hours] (2 hrs)

Semester 4
Fall Semester

NUR 602        Advanced Health Assessment (on campus) (3 hrs)
NUR 607        Advanced Pharmacology (synchronous online) (3 hrs)
NUR 660        Management of Adult-Gerontology Health problems in the Acute Care Settings I (synchronous online) (5 hrs)

Semester 5
Spring Semester

NUR 663        Acute Care Practicum I [180 practicum hours] (3 hrs)
NUR 661        Management of Adult-Gerontology Health Problems in the Acute Care Settings II (synchronous online) (5 hrs)
NUR 720        Clinical Scholarship & Evidence-Based Practice (4 hrs)

Semester 6
Summer Semester

NUR 664        Acute Care Practicum II [180 Practicum hours] (3 hrs)
NUR 662        Mgment of Adult-Gerontology Hlth Problems in the Acute Care Settings III (synchronous) (4 hrs)
NUR 726A     DNP Practicum [60 practicum hours] (1 hr)

Semester 7
Fall Semester                                                                                

DNP 744        Role Transition & Issues for the Advanced Practice Nurse (on campus) (3 hrs)
NUR 665        Adult Care Practicum III [180 practicum hours] (3 hrs)
NUR 715        DNP Proposal Development (2 hrs)
NUR 726B     DNP Practicum [60 hours] (1 hr)

MSN Awarded at the End of Semester 7

Total Course hours for AGACNP Track = 48
Total Practicum Hours for AGACNP = 540*

*For practicum courses, the ratio of credit hours to clinical practice hours is 1:4
Upon awarding the MSN degree, the student meets the requirements to sit for the certification examination under the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) specific specialties and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) examination for Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.

Semester 8
Spring Semester

DNP 706        Advancing Nursing Practice I  (2 hrs)
DNP 707        Outcomes Measurement, Data Analysis & Program Evaluation (2 hrs)
NUR 726C     DNP Practicum [120 practicum hours] (2 hrs)

Semester 9
Summer Semester
DNP 708        Advancing Nursing Practice II  (2 hrs)
NUR 726D     DNP Practicum [120 hours] (2 hr)
NUR 712        DNP Leadership  (2 hrs)

DNP Awarded at the End of Semester 9

Total Practicum hours = 480*
*For practicum courses, the ratio of credit hours to clinical practice hours is 1:4


BSN to DNP Total Hours with AGACNP track

Total Credit Hours:                 76
Total Practicum Hours:        1020 (MSN 540; DNP 480)

Updated: March 28, 2019