BSN to DNP with Family Nurse Practitioner

Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice
with FNP 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 & Financial Management in Healthcare (3 hrs)

Semester 3
Summer Semester

NUR 675         Statistics for the Behavioral and Clinical Sciences (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 632         Well Adult & Selected Health Problems in Primary Care Settings (synchronous online) (3 hrs)

Semester 5
Spring Semester

NUR 622         Primary Care Practicum I (240 practicum hours) (4 hrs)
NUR 642         Well Child/Adolescent & Selected Common Health Concerns (synchronous online) (2 hrs)
NUR 653         Women’s Health (synchronous online) (2 hrs)
NUR 720         Clinical Scholarship & Evidence-Based Practice (4 hrs)

Semester 6
Summer Semester

NUR 621         Diagnostic Ordering and Interpretation (hybrid online) (1 hr)
NUR 623         Primary Care Practicum II (180 practicum hours) (3 hrs)
NUR 633         Selected Health Problems of Adults with Acute and Chronic Illnesses (synchronous online) (3 hrs)
NUR 726A      DNP Practicum (60 practicum hours) (1 hr)

Semester 7
Fall Semester

DNP 744         Role Transition and Issues for the Advanced Practice Nurse (on campus) (3 hrs)
NUR 624         Primary Care Practicum III (240 practicum hours) (4 hrs)
NUR 643         Child/Adolescent & Selected Health Problems (synchronous) (2 hrs)
NUR 715         DNP Proposal Development (2 hrs)
NUR 726B       DNP Practicum (60 practicum hours) (1 hrs)

                                                                MSN Awarded at the End of Semester 7

Total Course hours for FNP Track = 49
Total Practicum Hours for FNP = 660*

*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 Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) examination for Family 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 (60 practicum hours) (1 hr)

Semester 9
Summer Semester

DNP 708         Advancing Nursing Practice II (2 hrs)
NUR 726D      DNP Practicum (60 practicum hours) (1 hr)
NUR 712         DNP Leadership (2 hrs)                                                            

DNP Awarded at the End of Semester 9

BSN to DNP Total Hours

Total Credit Hours:                  75
Total Practicum Hours:      1020  (MSN 660; DNP 360*)

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