NP to DNP 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 650 Informatics in a Complex Healthcare Environment (2 cr.)

22 Credit Hours

Year 2

Summer:

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

NRS 652 Translation Science (2 cr.)

*NRS 665 DNP Scholarly Project (1 cr.)

For Integrative Health Focus: NRS 609 Botanicals in Primary Care (1 cr.)

Fall:

*NRS 665 DNP Scholarly Project (1 cr.)

NRS 685 Directed DNP Clinical for Post-Master’s NP Students I (3 cr.) 180 clinical hours

For Integrative Health Focus: NRS 676 Integrative Health: Adult Health Promotion and Acute Health Problems (3 cr.)

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

 Spring:

*NRS 665 DNP Scholarly Project* (1 cr.) 

NRS 686 Directed DNP Clinical for Post-Master’s NP Students II (3 cr.) 180 clinical hours

18 Credit Hours

 Total credit hours: 40 

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

If a student pursues the palliative care focus and plans to sit for the Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (ACHPN) exam upon graduation, 500 total clinical hours in palliative care must be completed in the previous 12 months.