BSN to DNP with Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
with Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) Track
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 and 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 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 632 Well Adult and Selected Health Problems in Primary Care Settings (synchronous online) (3 hrs)

Semester 5
Spring Semester

NUR 654 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Practicum I [180 clinical hours] (3 hrs)
NUR 653 Women’s Health (synchronous online) (2 hrs)
NUR 720 Clinical Scholarship and Evidence-Based Practice (4 hrs)

Semester 6
Summer Semester

NUR 621Diagnostic Ordering and Interpretation (hybrid online) (1 hr)
NUR 655 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Practicum II [120 clinical hours] (2 hrs)
NUR 633 Selected Health Problems of Adults with Acute and Chronic Illnesses (synchronous) (3 hrs)
NUR 726A DNP Practicum [60 hours] (1 hr)

Semester 7
Fall Semester

DNP 744 Role Transition and Issues for the Advanced Practice Nurse (on campus) 3 hrs)
NUR 656 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Practicum III [240 clinical hours] (4 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 MSN credit hours for AGPCNP Track = 43
     Total Practicum Hours for AGPCNP = 540*
     *For practicum courses, the ratio of credit hours to clinical practice hours is 1:4

Upon awarding the MSN degree,  the student meets requirements to sit for the certification examination offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) for Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.

Semester 8
Spring Semester

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

Semester 9
Summer Semester

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

DNP Awarded at the End of Semester 9

Total Credit Hours:                 71
Total Practicum Hours:     1020 (MSN 540; DNP 480)

Updated March 29, 2019