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Program Requirements & Plan of Study

All DNP students will complete a doctoral project, focusing on a clinical area of interest. Students prepare a manuscript for publication OR a presentation at a regional or national conference

Degree Requirements for Post-BSN Students

  • 75 credit hours 
  • 700 direct patient care clinical hours 
  • 500 project specific hours 
  • Courses:
    • NU 501 Theoretical, Ethical & Professional Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice
    • NU 510 Population Health 
    • NU 552 Advanced Pharmacology
    • NU 554 Advanced Phathophysiology 
    • NU 590 Health Care Data Analysis
    • NUF 500 Advanced Health Assessment
    • NUF 501 Introduction to Primary Care of the Family 
    • 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 701 Innovative Models of Care Delivery 
    • NU 702 Epidemiology
    • NU 703 Research Methods and Applications
    • NU 704 Diversity in Health and Illness
    • NU 705 Multivariate Analysis
    • NU 706 Policy & Advocacy in Health Care 
    • NU 707 Leadership, Quality & Ethics in Health Care 
    • NU 800 Residency*
    • NU 801 Doctoral Project

Post-MSN Students

  • 31-35 credit hours 
  • Courses:
    • 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 for up to 3 independent study (NU 899) for scholarly project completion.
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