Curriculum Plan - Generalist

The post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice with no concentration (generalist) is designed for the registered nurse with a Master of Science in Nursing degree who is currently certified as an advanced practice nurse, such as nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, nurse midwife, or nurse anesthetist, or is certified as a nurse executive or nurse administrator.

Full-Time Curriculum Plan

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Semester 1 – Fall

  • NUR 728: Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice, 3 hours
  • NUR 730: Transition to the Practice Doctorate, 2 hours
  • NUR 731: Clinical Epidemiology, 3 hours

Total semester credit hours: 8

Semester 2 – Spring

  • NUR 732: Population Health, 3 hours
  • NUR 733 Evidence Appraisal, 3 hours
  • NUR 734 Health Care Economics and Finance, 3 hours

Total semester credit hours: 9

Semester 3 – Summer

  • NUR 735: Informatics and Patient Care Technology, 3 hours
  • NUR 736: Outcomes Measurement and Program Evaluation, 3 hours
  • NUR 737: DNP Project Development (60 immersion hours), 2 hours

Total semester credit hours: 8

Semester 4 – Fall

  • NUR 738: Organizational and Systems Leadership (60 immersion hours), 3 hours
  • NUR 740A: DNP Immersion (variable credit, up to 240 immersion hours), 4 hours

Total semester credit hours: 7

Semester 5 – Spring

  • NUR 739: Health Care Policy, 3 hours
  • NUR 740B: DNP Immersion (variable credit, up to 180 immersion hours), 3 hours

Total semester credit hours: 6

Total course hours: 38
Total clinical practice hours: 540

For practicum courses, the ratio of credit hours to clinical practice is 1:4.