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Doctor of Nursing Practice - DNP

Projected Curriculum

The DNP program offers No Concentration and Nurse Executive Leadership options.  Post-Master students are required to complete 33 credits over 6 semesters.  Students in the Nurse Executive Leadership track complete 39-42 credits over 8 semesters.  The anticipated coursework is listed below.  All didactic coursework is online, distance. 

The BSN to DNP degree with AGACNP, FNP or PMHNP concentrations will begin to accept applications for the Summer 2020 cohort from August 1, 2019 through November 1, 2019.  Full-time and part-time plans of study will be available.  

Year 1 
Summer 
  • NURS 737 - Foundations for DNP Development
  • NURS 817 - Application of Statistics for Evidence Based Nursing Practice
Fall 
  • NURS 734 - Conceptual Basis of Health Systems
  • NURS 808 - Advanced Nursing in Population Health
Spring
  • NURS 781 - Applied Technology in Health Care
  • NURS 819 - Evidence and Nursing Practice
Year 2
Summer 
  • NURS 805 - Advanced Nursing Leadership
  • NURS 840A - Independent Study in Nursing Science (No concentration)
  • NURS 809 - Advanced Healthcare Financing* (NEL concentration)
Fall
  • NURS 779 - Health Politics*
  • NURS 897 - DNP Project Preparation* (No concentration)
  • NURS 806 - Nurse Executive Leadership I*(NEL concentration)
Spring
  • NURS 897 - DNP Project Preparation* (No concentration)
  • NURS 807 - Nurse Executive Leadership II+ (NEL concentration)
Year 3
Summer
  • NURS 897 - DNP Project Preparation (NEL concentration)
Fall
  • NURS 897 - DNP Project Preparation* (NEL concentration)

+On campus immersion
*Course requires clinical hours