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Program Requirements

All D.N.P. students will complete a doctoral project (NU 801), focusing on a clinical area of interest. Students  prepare a manuscript for submission to the faculty and are expected to present at a regional or national conference.

Degree Requirements
Post B.S.N. Students
72 - 74 credits
 
Courses are listed in recommended sequence of enrollment.
  • NU 501 Theoretical and Ethical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice
  • NU 550 Advanced Pathophysiology I
  • NU 512 Nursing and Health Care Systems and Organizations
  • NU 551 Advanced Pathophysiology II
  • NU 590 Health Care Data Analysis
  • NU 552 Advanced Pharmacology
  • NU 591 Health Care Research
  • NUF 502 Advanced Assessment and Health Screening for the Family Nurse Practitioner
  • NUF 501 Professional Role Development of the Family Nurse Practitioner
  • NUF 503 Primary Care of the Family I*
  • NUF 504 Primary Care of the Family II*
  • HCM 550 Health Care Finance
  • NU 700 Evidence-Based Practice
  • NU 705 Multivariate Analysis
  • NU 704 Diversity in Health and Illness
  • NU 701 Innovative Models of Care Delivery
  • NU 702 Epidemiology
  • NU 706 Policy and Advocacy in Health Care
  • NU 707 Leadership, Quality & Ethics in Health Care Systems
  • NU 703 Research Methods and Applications
  • NU 800 Residency*
  • NU 801 Doctoral Project
Post-M.S.N. Students
30 -32 credits
 
Courses are listed in recommended sequence of enrollment.
  • NU 700 Evidence-Based Practice
  • NU 701 Innovative Models of Care Delivery
  • NU 702 Epidemiology
  • NU 703 Research Methods and Applications
  • NU 705 Multivariate Analysis
  • NU 706 Policy and Advocacy in Health Care
  • NU 707 Leadership, Quality and Ethics in Health Care Systems
  • HCM 550 Health Care Finance
  • NU 800 Residency*
  • NU 801 Doctoral Project
  • NU 899 Independent Study
*Students must complete a total of 1,000 supervised post-baccalaureate clinical hours to fulfill program requirements. Post-baccalaureate clinical hours achieved prior to entering the D.N.P. program must be officially documented. Residency hours are established in this course. If more than one semester is required for completion of NU 800, students may register multiple times for a maximum of 5 credits.