Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Program Overview

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) was developed in response to a proposal by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to make this the entry level of education for nurse practitioners.  This program will allow nurse practitioners the opportunity to move to this level by building upon their foundation of primary care experience, and preparing them for their expanded role in systems evaluation and change, health policy evaluation, and change leadership and outcomes research.  The DNP program also provides an increased cadre of nursing faculty with advanced practice skills using clinical outcomes research to address health disparities.  Students enrolled in this program must have unencumbered license from any state to practice as a Nurse Practitioner.

 

Curriculum for Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

         

Year 1

First Semester 

     

Course Number

Course Title

Course Credits

Clinical Hours

NURO

750

Politics, Policy and Health Care

3

 

NURO

751

Theoretical Frameworks for Evidence-Based Practice

3

 

NURO

752

Information Technology for the Advanced Practice Nurse

3

 
   

Subtotal Credit

9

0

         

Second Semester 

     

Course Number

 

Course Credits

Clinical Hours

NURO

753

Family Theory 

2

 

NURO

754

Legal and Ethical Issues in Helath Care

2

 

NURO

755

Analytica Methods for Evidence-Based Practice

3

 

NURO

770

Scholarly Project I

1

 

 NURO 765

Clinical Residency I

1

120

     Subtotal Credit 9  120

Year II

Third Semester 

     

Course Number

Course Title

Course Credits

Clinical Hours

NURO

756

Health Care Finance and Economics

3

 

NURO

757

Collaboration for Improving Helath Outcomes

3

 

NURO

771

Scholarly Project II

1

 

 NURO 766 

Clinical Residency II

2

240

   

Subtotal Credit

9

240

 

 

 

Fourth Semester 

     

Course Number

Course Title

Course Credits

Clinical Hours

NURO

767

Clinical Residency III

1

120

 NURO 772 

Scholarly Project III

5

 

   

Subtotal Credit

6

120

   


 


         
   

TOTAL CREDITS

33

480

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