Post-MSN to DNP Program of Study.

Post-BSN to DNP Programs of Study.

Please Note: The post-master's to DNP Program is all online with 1 required campus visit (a 3 day Intensive).

The post-baccalaureate to DNP Nursing Administration track is all online (1 required visit after completion of the MSN portion).

The post-baccalaureate to DNP (FNP and AGACNP) tracks are hybrid programs during the MSN portion with students attending class on campus every other week.

Joint DNP Programs of Study. Note: We are no longer admitting students to the Joint DNP Program.

Post-MSN to DNP Full Time Program of Study - Fall Admission

Course NumberCourse NamePre-reqsPre- or Co- ReqsCredit HoursSemester
NUR 700 Clinical Data Management and Analysis Admission to DNP Program   3 Fall 1
NUR 701 Writing for Publication Admission to DNP Program   3 Fall 1
NUR 737 Interdisciplinary Leadership and Role Development for Practice Excellence     3 Fall 1
NUR 731 Philosophical, Theoretical, and Conceptual Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing NUR 701   3 Spring 1
NUR 729 Evidence-Based Practice Design and Translation NUR 700   3 Spring 1
NUR 740 Health Policy and Politics: Implications in Health Care     3 Spring 1
NUR 735 Population Health in Advanced Practice Nursing     3 Summer 1
NUR 743 Evidence-Based Practice Strategies NUR 731
NUR 729
  3 Summer 1
NUR 734 * Advanced Experiential Clinical     1-7 Summer 1
NUR 733 Informatics for Advanced Practice Nursing NUR 729   3 Fall 2
NUR 742 Program Evaluation Methods NUR 700 NUR 729
NUR 743
3 Fall 2
NUR 738 Scholarly Seminar NUR 729
NUR 743
NUR 742
NUR 742 3 Fall 2
NUR 739 Scholarly Project NUR 738   7 Spring 2
Total Credits 40  

* Only required for students who completed less than 500 clinical hours in their MSN program.

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Post-MSN to DNP Part Time Program of Study - Fall Admission

Course NumberCourse NamePre-reqsPre- or Co- ReqsCredit HoursSemester
NUR 700 Clinical Data Management and Analysis Admission to DNP Program   3 Fall 1
NUR 701 Writing for Publication Admission to DNP Program   3 Fall 1
NUR 731 Philosophical, Theoretical, and Conceptual Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing NUR 701 NUR 729 3 Spring 1
NUR 729 Evidence-Based Practice Design and Translation NUR 700 NUR 731 3 Spring 1
NUR 735 Population Health in Advanced Practice Nursing     3 Summer 1
NUR 743 Evidence-Based Practice Strategies NUR 731
NUR 729
  3 Summer 1
NUR 733 Informatics for Advanced Practice Nursing NUR 729   3 Fall 2
NUR 737 Interdisciplinary Leadership and Role Development for Practice Excellence     3 Fall 2
NUR 740 Health Policy and Politics: Implications in Health Care     3 Spring 2
NUR 742 Program Evaluation Methods NUR 700 NUR 729
NUR 743
3 Spring 2
NUR 734 * Advanced Experiential Clinical     1-7 Summer 2
NUR 738 Scholarly Seminar NUR 729
NUR 743
NUR 742
NUR 742 3 Summer 2
NUR 739 Scholarly Project NUR 738   4 Fall 3
NUR 739 Scholarly Project NUR 738   3 Spring 3
Total Credits 40  

* Only required for students who completed less than 500 clinical hours in their MSN program.

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Post-BSN to DNP Full Time Program of Study

Nurse Practitioner
Course NumberCourse NameCredit HoursSemester
Year 1
NUR 610
or
620
Advanced Practice Nursing Clinical Course I 6 Fall 1
NUR 606 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 Fall 1
NUR 605 Advanced Health Assessment 3 Fall 1
       
NUR 611
or
621
Advanced Practice Nursing Clinical Course II 6 Spring 1
NUR 729 Evidence-Based Practice Design and Translation
*** for NUR 602:Scholarly Inquiry Advanced Nursing Practice
3 Spring 1
NUR 607 Advanced Pharmacology 3 Spring 1
       
NUR 612
or
622
Advanced Practice Nursing Clinical Course III 6 Summer 1
NUR 735 Population Health in Advanced Practice
*** for 500-600 level elective 1
3 Summer 1
NUR 701 Writing for Publication
*** for 500-600 level elective 2
3 Summer 1
Year 2
NUR 613
or
623
Advanced Practice Nursing Clinical Course IV 6 Fall 2
NUR 737 Interdisciplinary Leadership and Role Development for Advanced Practice Nursing 3 Fall 2
*MSN Degree Awarded
       
NUR 700 Clinical Data Management and Analysis 3 Spring 2
NUR 731 Philosophical, Theoretical, and Conceptual Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing 3 Spring 2
NUR 733 Informatics for Advanced Practice Nursing 3 Spring 2
       
NUR 743 Evidence-Based Practice Strategies 3 Summer 2
NUR 740 Health Policy and Politics: Implications in Health Care 3 Summer 2
NUR 742 Program Evaluation Methods 3 Summer 2
Year 3
NUR 738 DNP Project Development
(previously named Scholarly Seminar)
3 Fall 3
NUR 739 Scholarly Project 7** Fall 3
Total Credits 73  

*MSN degree awarded after completion of Fall 2.

**Generally taken over multiple semesters.

***The 700 level courses are substituted for 600 level courses in this program of study.

NUR 740 Health Policy and Politics: Implications in Health Care may be taken as elective as well if preferred.

Nursing Administration/Leadership
Course NumberCourse NameCredit HoursSemester
Year 1
NUR 630 Foundational Concepts for Nurse Administrators 3 Fall 1-1
NUR 629 U.S. Health Care Systems 3 Fall 1-1
NUR 631 Leadership in Resource Management 3 Fall 1-2
NUR 647 Strategic Planning 3 Fall 1-2
       
NUR 729 Evidence-Based Practice Design and Translation
*** for NUR 602:Scholarly Inquiry Advanced Nursing Practice
3 Spring 1 (15 weeks)
NUR 649 Quality, Safety, and Risk Management 3 Spring 1-2
NUR 632 Health Care Finance and Economics 3 Spring 1-2
       
NUR 735 Population Health in Advanced Practice
*** for NUR 648: Concepts of Health Promotion for Nurse Leaders
3 Summer 1
NUR 701 Writing for Publication 3 Summer 1
Year 2
NUR 634 Internship In Nursing Leadership 3 Fall 2-1
NUR 733 Informatics for Advanced Practice Nursing
*** for NUR 638:Informatics for Nurse Administrators
3 Fall 2-1
NUR 737 Interdisciplinary Leadership and Role Development for Advanced Practice Nursing 3 Fall 2 (15 weeks)
*MSN Degree Awarded
       
NUR 731 Philosophical, Theoretical, and Conceptual Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing 3 Spring 2
NUR 700 Clinical Data Management and Analysis 3 Spring 2
NUR 734 Advanced Experiential Clinical 1-7 Spring 2
       
NUR 743 Evidence-Based Practice Strategies 3 Summer 2
NUR 740 Health Policy and Politics: Implications in Health Care 3 Summer 2
NUR 742 Program Evaluation Methods 3 Summer 2
Year 3
NUR 738 DNP Project Development
(previously named Scholarly Seminar)
3 Fall 3
NUR 739 DNP Project
(previously named Scholarly Project)
7** Fall 3
Total Credits 61 + (1-7) for 734  

*MSN degree awarded after completion of Fall 2.

** Generally taken over multiple semesters.

***The 700 level courses are substituted for 600 level courses in this program of study.

NUR 734 is added for Nursing Administration or any APN lacking 500 clinical hours from MSN Program of Study group to meet requirements for DNP (1000 clinical hours).

 

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Post-BSN to DNP Part Time Program of Study

Nurse Practitioner
Course NumberCourse NameCredit HoursSemester
Year 1
NUR 606 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 Fall 1
NUR 605 Advanced Health Assessment 3 Fall 1
       
NUR 729 Evidence-Based Practice Design and Translation
*** for NUR 602:Scholarly Inquiry Advanced Nursing Practice
3 Spring 1
NUR 607 Advanced Pharmacology 3 Spring 1
       
NUR 735 Population Health in Advanced Practice
*** for 500-600 level elective 1
3 Summer 1
NUR 701 Writing for Publication 3 Summer 1
       
Year 2
NUR 610 or 620 Advanced Practice Nursing Clinical Course I 6 Fall 2
       
NUR 611 or 621 Advanced Practice Nursing Clinical Course II 6 Spring 2
       
NUR 612 or 622 Advanced Practice Nursing Clinical Course III 6 Summer 2
       
Year 3
NUR 613 or 623 Advanced Practice Nursing Clinical Course IV 6 Fall 3
*MSN degree awarded
NUR 700 Clinical Data Management and Analysis 3 Spring 3
NUR 731 Philosophical, Theoretical, and Conceptual Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing 3 Spring 3
       
NUR 743 Evidence-Based Practice Strategies 3 Summer 3
NUR 740 Health Policy and Politics: Implications in Health Care 3 Summer 3
       
Year 4
NUR 737 Interdisciplinary Leadership and Role Development for Advanced Practice Nursing 3 Fall 4
NUR 742 Program Evaluation Methods 3 Fall 4
       
NUR 733 Informatics for Advanced Practice Nursing 3 Spring 4
NUR 738 DNP Project Development (previously named Scholarly Seminar) 3 Spring 4
       
NUR 739 DNP Project (previously named Scholarly Project) 7** Summer 4
Total Credits 73  

*MSN degree awarded after completion of Fall 3.

**Generally taken over several semesters.

***The 700 level courses are substituted for 600 level courses in this program of study.

NUR 740 Health Policy and Politics: Implications in Health Care may be taken as elective as well.

 

Nursing Administration/Leadership
Course NumberCourse NameCredit HoursSemester
Year 1
NUR 630 Foundational Concepts for Nurse Administrators 3 Fall 1-1
NUR 631 Human Resource Management 3 Fall 1-2
       
NUR 729 Evidence-Based Practice Design and Translation
*** for NUR 602:Scholarly Inquiry Advanced Nursing Practice
3 Spring 1 (15 weeks)
NUR 632 Health Care Finance and Economics 3 Spring 1-2
       
NUR 735 Population Health in Advanced Practice
*** for NUR 648: Concepts of Health Promotion for Nurse Leaders
3 Summer 1
       
NUR 733 Informatics for Advanced Practice Nursing
*** for NUR 638: Informatics for Nurse Administrators
3 Spring 4
Year 2
NUR 629 U.S. Health Care Systems 3 Fall 2-1
NUR 647 Strategic Planning 3 Fall 2-2
       
NUR 649 Quality, Safety, and Risk Management 3 Spring 2-2
       
NUR 634 Internship In Nursing Leadership 3 Summer 2
NUR 701 Writing for Publication 3 Summer 2
*MSN Degree Awarded
Year 3
NUR 734 Advanced Experiential Clinical 1-7 Fall 3-1
       
NUR 731 Philosophical, Theoretical, and Conceptual Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing 3 Spring 3 (15 weeks)
NUR 740 Health Policy and Politics: Implications in Health Care 3 Spring 3
       
NUR 743 Evidence-Based Practice Strategies 3 Summer 3
NUR 700 Clinical Data Management and Analysis 3 Summer 3
Year 4
NUR 737 Interdisciplinary Leadership and Role Development for Advanced Practice Nursing 3 Fall 4
NUR 742 Program Evaluation Methods 3 Fall 4
       
NUR 738 DNP Project Development (previously named Scholarly Seminar) 3 Spring 4
NUR 739 DNP Project (previously named Scholarly Project) 4 Spring 4
       
NUR 739 DNP Project (previously named Scholarly Project) 3 Summer 4
Total Credits 61 + (1-7) for 734  

 

*MSN degree awarded after completion of Summer 2.

**Generally taken over several semesters.

***The 700 level courses are substituted for 600 level courses in this program of study.

NUR 734 is added for Nursing Administration or any APN lacking 500 clinical hours from MSN Program of Study group to meet requirements for DNP (1000 clinical hours).

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Joint DNP Full Time Program of Study - Fall Admission

Course NumberCourse NamePre-reqsPre- or Co- ReqsCredit HoursSemester
NUR 700 Clinical Data Management and Analysis Admission to DNP Program NUR 701 3 Fall 1
NUR 701 Writing for Publication Admission to DNP Program NUR 700 3 Fall 1
NUR 737 Interdisciplinary Leadership and Role Development for Practice Excellence     3 Fall 1
NUR 731 Philosophical, Theoretical, and Conceptual Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing NUR 701   3 Spring 1
NUR 729 Evidence-Based Practice Design and Translation NUR 700   3 Spring 1
NUR 740 Health Policy and Politics: Implications in Health Care     3 Spring 1
NUR 735 Population Health in Advanced Practice Nursing     3 Summer 1
NUR 743 Evidence-Based Practice Strategies NUR 731
NUR 729
  3 Summer 1
NUR 733 Informatics for Advanced Practice Nursing NUR 729   3 Fall 2
NUR 742 Program Evaluation Methods NUR 700 NUR 729
NUR 743
3 Fall 2
NUR 738 Scholarly Seminar NUR 729
NUR 743
NUR 742
NUR 742 3 Fall 2
NUR 739 Scholarly Project NUR 738   7 Spring 2
Total Credits 40  

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Joint DNP Part Time Program of Study - Fall Admission

Course NumberCourse NamePre-reqsPre- or Co- ReqsCredit HoursSemester
NUR 700 Clinical Data Management and Analysis Admission to DNP Program NUR 701 3 Fall 1
NUR 701 Writing for Publication Admission to DNP Program NUR 700 3 Fall 1
NUR 731 Philosophical, Theoretical, and Conceptual Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing NUR 701 NUR 729 3 Spring 1
NUR 729 Evidence-Based Practice Design and Translation NUR 700 NUR 731 3 Spring 1
NUR 735 Population Health in Advanced Practice Nursing     3 Summer 1
NUR 743 Evidence-Based Practice Strategies NUR 731
NUR 729
  3 Summer 1
NUR 733 Informatics for Advanced Practice Nursing NUR 729   3 Fall 2
NUR 737 Interdisciplinary Leadership and Role Development for Practice Excellence     3 Fall 2
NUR 740 Health Policy and Politics: Implications in Health Care     3 Spring 2
NUR 742 Program Evaluation Methods NUR 700 NUR 729
NUR 743
3 Spring 2
NUR 738 Scholarly Seminar NUR 729
NUR 743
NUR 742
NUR 742 3 Summer 2
NUR 739 Scholarly Project NUR 738   4 Fall 3
NUR 739 Scholarly Project NUR 738   3 Spring 3
Total Credits 40  

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Joint DNP Full Time Program of Study - Spring Admission

Course NumberCourse NamePre-reqsPre- or Co- ReqsCredit HoursSemester
NUR 740 Health Policy and Politics: Implications in Health Care     3 Spring 1
NUR 735 Population Health in Advanced Practice Nursing     3 Summer 1
NUR 700 Clinical Data Management and Analysis Admission to DNP Program NUR 701 3 Fall 1
NUR 701 Writing for Publication Admission to DNP Program NUR 700 3 Fall 1
NUR 737 Interdisciplinary Leadership and Role Development for Practice Excellence     3 Fall 1
NUR 731 Philosophical, Theoretical, and Conceptual Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing NUR 701   3 Spring 2
NUR 729 Evidence-Based Practice Design and Translation NUR 700   3 Spring 2
NUR 743 Evidence-Based Practice Strategies NUR 731
NUR 729
  3 Summer 2
NUR 733 Informatics for Advanced Practice Nursing NUR 729   3 Fall 2
NUR 742 Program Evaluation Methods NUR 700 NUR 729
NUR 743
3 Fall 2
NUR 738 Scholarly Seminar NUR 729
NUR 743
NUR 742
NUR 742 3 Fall 2
NUR 739 Scholarly Project NUR 738   7 Spring 3
Total Credits 40  

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Joint DNP Part Time Program of Study - Spring Admission

Course NumberCourse NamePre-reqsPre- or Co- ReqsCredit HoursSemester
NUR 740 Health Policy and Politics: Implications in Health Care     3 Spring 1
NUR 735 Population Health in Advanced Practice Nursing     3 Summer 1
NUR 700 Clinical Data Management and Analysis Admission to DNP Program NUR 701 3 Fall 1
NUR 701 Writing for Publication Admission to DNP Program NUR 700 3 Fall 1
NUR 731 Philosophical, Theoretical, and Conceptual Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing NUR 701 NUR 729 3 Spring 2
NUR 729 Evidence-Based Practice Design and Translation NUR 700 NUR 731 3 Spring 2
NUR 743 Evidence-Based Practice Strategies NUR 731
NUR 729
  3 Summer 2
NUR 733 Informatics for Advanced Practice Nursing NUR 729   3 Fall 2
NUR 737 Interdisciplinary Leadership and Role Development for Practice Excellence     3 Fall 2
NUR 742 Program Evaluation Methods NUR 700 NUR 729
NUR 743
3 Spring 3
NUR 738 Scholarly Seminar NUR 729
NUR 743
NUR 742
NUR 742 3 Summer 3
NUR 739 Scholarly Project NUR 738   4 Fall 3
NUR 739 Scholarly Project NUR 738   3 Spring 4
Total Credits 40  

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Joint DNP Full Time Program of Study - Summer Admission

Course NumberCourse NamePre-reqsPre- or Co- ReqsCredit HoursSemester
NUR 735 Population Health in Advanced Practice Nursing     3 Summer 1
NUR 700 Clinical Data Management and Analysis Admission to DNP Program NUR 701 3 Fall 1
NUR 701 Writing for Publication Admission to DNP Program NUR 700 3 Fall 1
NUR 737 Interdisciplinary Leadership and Role Development for Practice Excellence     3 Fall 1
NUR 731 Philosophical, Theoretical, and Conceptual Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing NUR 701   3 Spring 1
NUR 729 Evidence-Based Practice Design and Translation NUR 700   3 Spring 1
NUR 740 Health Policy and Politics: Implications in Health Care     3 Spring 1
NUR 743 Evidence-Based Practice Strategies NUR 731
NUR 729
  3 Summer 2
NUR 733 Informatics for Advanced Practice Nursing NUR 729   3 Fall 2
NUR 742 Program Evaluation Methods NUR 700 NUR 729
NUR 743
3 Fall 2
NUR 738 Scholarly Seminar NUR 729
NUR 743
NUR 742
NUR 742 3 Fall 2
NUR 739 Scholarly Project NUR 738   7 Spring 2
Total Credits 40  

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Joint DNP Part Time Program of Study - Summer Admission

Course NumberCourse NamePre-reqsPre- or Co- ReqsCredit HoursSemester
NUR 735 Population Health in Advanced Practice Nursing     3 Summer 1
NUR 700 Clinical Data Management and Analysis Admission to DNP Program NUR 701 3 Fall 1
NUR 701 Writing for Publication Admission to DNP Program NUR 700 3 Fall 1
NUR 731 Philosophical, Theoretical, and Conceptual Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing NUR 701 NUR 729 3 Spring 1
NUR 729 Evidence-Based Practice Design and Translation NUR 700 NUR 731 3 Spring 1
NUR 743 Evidence-Based Practice Strategies NUR 731
NUR 729
  3 Summer 2
NUR 733 Informatics for Advanced Practice Nursing NUR 729   3 Fall 2
NUR 737 Interdisciplinary Leadership and Role Development for Practice Excellence     3 Fall 2
NUR 740 Health Policy and Politics: Implications in Health Care     3 Spring 2
NUR 742 Program Evaluation Methods NUR 700 NUR 729
NUR 743
3 Spring 2
NUR 738 Scholarly Seminar NUR 729
NUR 743
NUR 742
NUR 742 3 Summer 2
NUR 739 Scholarly Project NUR 738   4 Fall 3
NUR 739 Scholarly Project NUR 738   3 Spring 3
Total Credits 40  

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