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College of Nursing


Doctor of Nursing Practice - DNP

Sample Curriculum - Baccalaureate Entry

Students must choose an advanced practice emphasis area.

Family Psychiatric Mental Health Health Nurse Practitioner
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
Fall I
NURS 700 Theoretical & Conceptual Foundation for Nursing 3
NURS 707 Advanced Pathophysiology for Nurses 3

BIOS 700 EDRM 710

OR

NURS 717

Introduction to Biostatistics Educational Statistics (not available online)

 

Application of Basic Statistics for Nursing and Nursing Services Management

3

NURS 737

Seminar on Advanced Practice Roles

1
Spring I
NURS 702 Pharmacologic Management of Pediatric, Adult, and Gerontological Patients Across the Healthcare Delivery Continuum 3
NURS 708 Conceptual Basis for Family & Community Health Nursing 3
EPID 700 Introduction to Epidemiology 3
Summer I
HGEN 700 Medical Genetics for Health Professionals 3
NURS 718 Diagnostic Interpretation and Therapeutic Modalities 3
Fall II    
NURS 805 Advanced Nursing Leadership 3
NURS 720 Public Health Residency 3
NURS 790 Research Method for Nursing 3
NURS 817 Application of Statistics for Evidenced Based Nursing 3
Spring II
NURS 704* Advanced Health Assessment 3
NURS 779* Health Politics 3
NURS 819 Evidence & Nursing Practice 3
Summer II
NURS 808 Advanced Nursing in Population Health 3
NURS 761* Neuroscience:  Mental Health 3
Fall III
NURS 734 Conceptual Basis of Health Systems 3
NURS 731* Mgt Psych Mental Health 3
Spring III
NURS 732* Mgt of Complex Mental Health 3
NURS 781 Applied Technology in Health Care 3
Fall IV
NURS 897** DNP Project Preparation and Residency 1-3
NURS 840A Independent Study in Nursing Science (Advanced Clinical Course) 3
Spring IV 
NURS 798* APRN Practicum:  PMHNP-Family 3
NURS 897** DNP Project Preparation and Residency 1-3
TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS 75

*Course includes clinical practice

**Not to exceed six hours total

Primary Care Nurse Practitioner-Family Nurse Practitioner 
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
Fall I
NURS 700 Theoretical & Conceptual Foundation for Nursing 3
NURS 707 Advanced Pathophysiology for Nurses 3

BIOS 700

OR

NURS 717

Introduction to Biostatistics

 

Application of Basic Statistics for Nursing and Nursing Services Management

3
Spring I
NURS 702 Pharmacologic Management of Pediatric, Adult, and Gerontological Patients Across the Healthcare Delivery Continuum 3
NURS 708 Conceptual Basis for Family & Community Health Nursing 3
NURS 737 Seminar on Advanced Practice Roles 1
EPID 700 Introduction to Epidemiology 3
Summer I
NURS 704* Advanced Health Assessment 3
NURS 718 Diagnostic Interpretation and Therapeutic Modalities 3
Fall II    
NURS 705* Acute Problems of Adult/Gerontology and Women's Health in Primary Care 3
NURS 720 Clinical Application of Population Analysis 3
NURS 790 Research Method for Nursing 3
Spring II
NURS 706* Primary Care Nursing of Children 3
NURS 722* Advanced Practice Nursing Management of Chronic Diseases in Pediatrics, Adult, and Gerontological Patients Across the health Care Continuum 3
Fall III
NURS 734 Conceptual Basis of Health Systems 3
NURS 805 Advanced Nursing Leadership 3
NURS 817 Application of Statistics for Evidenced Based Nursing 3
Spring III
NURS 779* Health Politics 3
NURS 819 Evidence & Nursing Practice 3
NURS 840A* Independent Study in Nursing Science (Advanced Clinical Course) 3
Summer III
HGEN 700 Medical Genetics for Health Professionals 3
NURS 808 Advanced Nursing in Population Health 2
NURS 897** DNP Project Preparation and Residency 1-3
Fall IV
NURS 781 Applied Technology in Health Care 3
NURS 793 Advanced Practice Practicum: Primary Care (FNP) 3
NURS 897** DNP Project Preparation and Residency 1-3
Spring IV
NURS 897** DNP Project Preparation and Residency 1-3
TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS 75

*Course includes clinical practice

**Not to exceed six hours total

Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner 
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
Fall I
NURS 700 Theoretical & Conceptual Foundation for Nursing 3
NURS 707 Advanced Pathophysiology for Nurses 3
BIOS 700 Introduction to Biostatistics 3
Spring I
NURS 702 Pharmacologic Management in Advanced Practice Nursing 3
NURS 704* Advanced Health Assessment 3
NURS 737 Seminar on Advanced Practice Roles 1
Summer I
NURS 718 Diagnostic Interpretation and Therapeutic Modalities 3
Fall II
NURS 786* Management of Adult/Gerontological Acute Care Health Problems I 4-6
NURS 790 Research Method for Nursing 3
Spring II
NURS 787* Management of Adult/Gerontological Acute Care Health Problems II 5-6
Fall III
NURS 734 Conceptual Basis of Health Systems 3
NURS 805 Advanced Nursing Leadership 3
NURS 898 Research Internship 3
Spring III
NURS 779* Health Politics 3
NURS 819 Evidence & Nursing Practice 3
NURS 781 Applied Technology in Health Care 3
Summer III
HGEN 700 Medical Genetics for Health Professionals 3
NURS 808 Advanced Nursing in Population Health 2
NURS 897** DNP Project Preparation and Residency 1
Fall IV
NURS 840A* Independent Study in Nursing Science (Advanced Clinical Course) 3
NURS 796* Advanced Practice Practicum: Adult/Gerontology Acute Care (AGACNP) 3
NURS 897** DNP Project Preparation and Residency 1-3
Spring IV    
NURS 897** DNP Project Preparation and Residency 1-3
TOTAL HOURS: 67

*Course includes clinical practice

**Not to exceed six hours total