DNP Adult-Gerontology Program of Study

 

Year Courses & Semester

Year 1

Summer:

NRS 601 Professional Role Development for Advanced Practice Nursing (3 cr.)

NRS 602 Leadership in a Complex Healthcare Environment (3 cr.)

NRS 604 Nursing Science and Ethics for Advanced Practice (3 cr.)

Fall:

NRS 605 Analytical Methods for Practice Improvement (3 cr.)

NRS 614 Health Organization Systems & Resource Management (3 cr.) 

NRS 649 Policy and Politics for the Nurse Leader (2 cr.)

Spring:

NRS 606 Quality Improvement Processes for Practice Improvement (3 cr.)

NRS 607 Advanced Pathophysiology and Genetics (4 cr.)

NRS 650 Informatics in a Complex Health Care Environment (2 cr.)

26 Credit Hours

Year 2

Summer:

NRS 608 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics (3 cr.)

NRS 610 Advanced Health Assessment for Primary Care Nurse Practitioners (4 cr.)

NRS 651 Epidemiology and Clinical Prevention in Population Health (3 cr.)

Fall:

NRS 620 AGPCNP Clinical I (3 cr.) 180 Clinical Hours

NRS 652 Translation Science (2 cr.)

NRS 665 DNP Scholarly Project* (1 cr.)

NRS 670 Management of Adults with Acute Conditions (3 cr.)

Spring:

NRS 621 AGPCNP Clinical II (2 cr.) 120 Clinical Hours

NRS 665 DNP Scholarly Project* (1 cr.) 

NRS 672 Management of Common Mental Health Conditions in Primary Care (2 cr.)

NRS 681 Management of Common Gender Specific & Adolescent Health Conditions (4 cr.)

28 Credit Hours

Year 3

Summer

NRS 623 AGPCNP Clinical III (2 cr.) 120 Clinical Hours

NRS 665 DNP Scholarly Project* (1 cr.)

NRS 683 Management of Geriatric Patients in Primary Care (3 cr.)

Fall

NRS 624 AGPCNP Clinical IV (3 cr.) 180 Clinical Hours

NRS 654 Primary & Specialty Palliative Care (4 cr.)

NRS 674 Management of Adults & Older Adults with Chronic Conditions (3 cr.) 

Spring 

NRS 675 Directed DNP Clinical (6 cr.) 360 Clinical Hours

 21 Credit Hours    

Total Credit Hours: 76

Total Clinical Hours: 1,000

*NRS 665 - Students are required to take this course a minimum of 3 times but continue to register for it every semester until successful completion and dissemination of the final project. NRS 665 includes clinical hours.

If students enrolled in the AGPCNP track plan to sit for the Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse exam upon graduation, 500 total hours in palliative care must be completed 12 months prior.   

Optional Electives: NRS 609 - Botanicals in Primary Care (1 cr.); NRS 676 - Integrative Health: Adult Health Promotion & Acute Health Problems (3 cr.)