Courses for Doctor of Nursing Practice

This post-BSN DNP curriculum for advanced practice consists of 94 credits completed over 12 semesters. The post-BSN DNP curriculum for nursing administration and health care systems consists of 79 credits completed over 10 semesters. Because program plans are individualized for post-MSN students, the number of credits and semesters needed to complete the DNP program will vary depending on previous coursework and program emphasis. Students must complete all coursework with a grade of B (3.0) or better.

Doctor of Nursing (DNP) Core Courses

  • NUR 605 - Theoretical Perspectives in Nursing I - 3 credits
  • NUR 606 - Theoretical Perspectives in Nursing II - 3 credits
  • NUR 607 - Health Care System, Policy and Politics - 3 credits
  • NUR 608 - Leadership Roles in Complex Systems - 3 credits
  • STA 610 - Applied Statistics for Health Professions - 3 credits
  • STA 620 - Applied Multivariate Methods for Health Care - 3 credits
  • NUR 625 - Health Issues in Vulnerable Populations - 4 credits
  • NUR 690 - Introduction to Scientific Inquiry - 3 credits
  • NUR 691 - Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing - 3 credits
  • NUR 792 - Scholarly Inquiry in Nursing Practice I - 1-2 credits
  • NUR 793 - Scholarly Inquiry in Nursing Practice II - 2 credits

 

Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) Track: Core Courses

  • NUR 610 - Advanced Assessment - 3 credits
  • NUR 620 - Clinical Pharmacology - 3 credits
  • NUR 622 - Advanced Pathophysiology I - 3 credits
  • NUR 623 - Advanced Pathophysiology II - 3 credits
  • NUR 628 - Nursing Therapeutics: Mental Health - 3 credits
  • NUR 676 - Health Perspectives: Mental Health - 3 credits
  • NUR 677 - Practicum I: Mental Health - 0 or 4 credits

APN Track: Child/Adolescent Specialty

  • NUR 629 - Developmental Health: Child/Adolescent - 3 credits
  • NUR 720 - Primary Health Care: Child/Adolescent - 3 credits
  • NUR 721 - Primary Care Practicum: Child/Adolescent - 4 credits
  • NUR 722 - Management of Chronic Conditions: Child/Adolescent - 3 credits
  • NUR 723 - Chronic Care Practicum: Child/Adolescent - 4 credits
  • NUR 724 - Acute/Critical Care: Child/Adolescent - 3 credits
  • NUR 725 - Acute/Critical Care Practicum: Child/Adolescent - 4 credits
  • NUR 726 - Complex Behavioral Problems: Child/Adolescent - 3 credits
  • NUR 727 - Clinical Immersion I: Child/Adolescent - 4 credits
  • NUR 728 - Clinical Immersion II: Child/Adolescent - 4 credits

APN Track: Adult/Older Adult Specialty

  • NUR 630 - Developmental Health: Adult/Older Adult - 3 credits
  • NUR 730 - Primary Health Care: Adult/Older Adult - 3 credits
  • NUR 731 - Primary Care Practicum: Adults/Older Adults - 4 credits
  • NUR 732 - Management of Chronic Conditions in Adult/Older Adults - 3 credits
  • NUR 733 - Chronic Care Practicum: Adult/Older Adult - 4 credits
  • NUR 734 - Acute/Critical Care: Adult/Older Adult - 3 credits
  • NUR 735 - Acute/Critical Care Practicum: Adult/Older Adult - 4 credits
  • NUR 736 - Complex Behavioral Problems: Adult/Older Adult - 3 credits
  • NUR 737 - Clinical Immersion I: Adult/Older Adult - 4 credits
  • NUR 738 - Clinical Immersion II: Adult/Older Adult - 4 credits

 

Nursing Administration and Health Care Systems Track

  • NUR 646 - Nursing Administration and Health Care Systems I - 3 credits
  • NUR 647 - Nursing Administration and Health Care Systems II - 3 credits
  • NUR 650 - Business and Quality in Nursing - 3 credits
  • NUR 702 - Nursing Administration and Health Services Research - 3 credits
  • NUR 740 - Administration Practicum I - 6 credits
  • NUR 741 - Administration Practicum II - 6 credits
  • NUR 742 - Administration Practicum III - 6 credits
  • PA 614 - Organization Theory - 3 credits
  • PA 632 - Health Services Financial Management - 3 credits
  • PA 634 - Health Care Law and Ethics - 3 credits
  • PA 643 - Strategic Management and Planning - 3 credits

 

Suggested Coursework

 

Program plans for post-MSN students are individualized based on previous coursework and desired program.

Please note, part time programs for post BSN students are not offered

Samples of suggested patterns of coursework:

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