Doctor of Nursing Practice Post Master's Curriculum Plan

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Post-Master's Curriculum Plan

Semester 1 (Fall)

DNP 701  Introduction to the Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree (1 hr)
DNP 702  Clinical Epidemiology (3 hrs)
DNP 721  Philosophical & Theoretical Basis for Advanced Nursing Practice (3 hrs)

Semester 2 (Spring)

DNP 703  Population-Based Health (3 hrs)
NUR 712  Leadership and Role Development (2 hrs)
NUR 720  Clinical Scholarship & Evidence-Based Practice (4 hrs)

Semester 3 (Summer)

DNP 704  Population-Based Health Practicum (120 practicum hrs) (2 hrs; variable credit)
NUR 723  Healthcare Policy and Systems Analysis (2 hrs)
NUR 810  Ethics in Healthcare & Research (2 hrs)

Semester 4 (Fall)

NUR 715  DNP Proposal Development (2 hrs)
NUR 726A  DNP Practicum (Minimum 60 practicum hours) (1 hr; variable credit)
DNP 705  Principles of Informatics & Financial Management in Healthcare (3 hrs)

Semester 5 (Spring)

DNP 706  Advancing Nursing Practice I (2 hrs)
DNP 707  Outcomes Measurement, Data Analysis & Program Evaluation (2 hrs)
NUR 726B  DNP Practicum (180 practicum hours) (3 hrs; variable credit)

Semester 6 (Summer)

DNP 708  Advancing Nursing Practice II (2 hrs)
NUR 726C  DNP Practicum (180 practicum hours) (3 hrs; variable credit)

TOTAL HOURS
PRACTICUM HOURS 540; CREDIT HOURS 40

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

DNP degree student desiring to enhance their curriculum with nursing education courses must declare this course of study at the time of acceptance to the program.

Updated January 25, 2018