The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) requires 1000 clinical internship hours post-BSN for the DNP degree. Students are required to provide documentation of clinical hours from their MSN program as part of the application process.
UCA Doctor of Nursing Practice Curriculum
|Summer AY 1||Fall AY 1||Spring AY 1|
|NURS 7310 Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice
PSYC 6330 Advanced Psychological Statistics
|NURS 7350 Translational Research Methods
NURS 7330 Advanced Healthcare Informatics
|NURS 7360 Population Health and Public Policy
NURS 7320 Health Economics and Finance
|Summer AY 2||Fall AY 2||Spring AY 2|
|NURS 7340 Leadership and Organizational Systems
NURS 7370 Applied Clinical Genetics and Genomics
|NURS 7220 DNP Project Capstone I
|NURS 7225 DNP Capstone Project II
Minimum of 34 credit hours.
* The clinical internship courses are variable credit courses that students can begin taking as early as their second semester of study (with permission from their project advisor). All students are required to take a minimum of 6 clinical internship credit hours but may require more depending on how many clinical hours they had in their MSN program. All students must have 1000 precepted clinical hours post-BSN.
*For each credit of Clinical Internship, students spend 90 clock hours engaging in Mentored clinical activities that are aimed at meeting DNP Essential Competencies.
There is a complete list of course descriptions here.