Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice
with Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Fulltime 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 602        Advanced Health Assessment (3 hrs) (on campus)
NUR 721        Philosophical & Theoretical Basis for Advanced Nursing Practice (3 hrs)

Semester 2
Spring Semester

DNP 703        Population-Based Health (3 hrs)
NUR 712        DNP Leadership (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 603        Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology (3 hrs) (on campus)
NUR 607        Advanced Pharmacology (3 hrs) (synchronous)
NUR 660        Management of Adult-Gerontology Hlth problems Acute Care Settings I (synchronous) (5 hrs)

Semester 5
Spring Semester

NUR 663        Acute Care Practicum I [180 practicum hours] (3 hrs)
NUR 661        Management of Adult-Gerontology Hlth Problems Acute Care Settings II (synchronous) (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 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 (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 723        Healthcare Policy and Systems Analysis  (2 hrs)
NUR 726D     DNP Practicum [120 hours] (2 hr)

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:                 77
Total Practicum Hours:     1020 (MSN AGACNP 540; DNP 480)

Updated: September 17, 2018