Post-BSN to (DNP) Doctor of Nursing Practice – Curriculum Patterns of Enrollment

 Post-BSN to DNP Nurse Practitioner Plan of Study

Fall Academic Year 1 – Aug. 2019 [6 cr/hr] 
  • NURS 6320 Advanced Pathophysiology
  • NURS 6306 Research Methods for Advanced Nursing Practice               
Spring Academic Year 1 – Jan 2020 [ 6 cr/hr]   
  • NURS 6315 Advanced Health Assessment
  • NURS 6325 Advanced Pharmacology
Summer Academic Year 1 – June 2020 [6 cr/hr]
  • NURS 7365 Population Health and Epidemiology (45 DNP Essentials hours)
  • NURS 6360 Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice
Fall Academic Year 2 –August 2020 [8 cr/hr] 
  • NURS 6511 Introduction to Primary Care for Nurse Practitioners (135 direct patient care hours)
  • NURS 7315 Healthcare Quality and Organizational Systems for Advanced Nursing Practice (45 DNP Essentials hours)
Spring Academic Year 2 – Jan 2021 [8 cr/hr] 
  • NURS 6332 Health Policy for Advanced Nursing Practice (45 DNP Essentials hours)
  • NURS 6512 Care of Adults Across the Lifespan – I (135 direct patient care hours)
Summer Academic Year 2 – June 2021 [7 cr/hr]
  • NURS 7340 Leadership Principles for Advanced Nursing Practice (45 DNP Essentials hours)
  • NURS 6390 Statistical Methods and Data Analysis
  • NURS 7110 DNP Project planning  * course is taken a total of 3 semesters
 Fall Academic Year 3 – August 2021 [8 cr/hr] 
  • NURS 7513 Care of Adults Across the Lifespan – II (180 direct patient care hours)
  • NURS 7350 Translational Research Methods for Advanced Nursing Practice
Spring Academic Year 3 – Jan 2022 [9 cr/hr]
  • NURS 7514 Care of Children for Family Nurse Practitioners (180 direct patient care hours)
  • NURS 7320 Healthcare Economics and Finance for Advanced Nursing Practice
  • NURS 7110 DNP Project planning    
 Summer Academic Year 3 – June 2022  [7 cr/hr]
  • NURS 7330 Healthcare Informatics for Advanced Nursing Practice (45 DNP Essentials hours)
  • NURS 7325 Ethics for Advanced Nursing Practice
  • NURS 7110 DNP Project planning
 Fall Academic Year 4 – August 2022 [4-5 cr/hr] 
  • NURS 7230 Advanced Clinical Decision Making – I
  • NURS 7V20 Residency for Doctor of Nursing Practice (90 direct patient care hours per 1 credit hour) * course is taken a total of 2 semesters and may be repeated as needed
  • NURS 7120 DNP Project (45 DNP Essentials hours) * course is taken a total of 2 semesters and may be repeated as needed
 Spring Academic Year 1 – Jan 2023 [4-5 cr/hr]     
  • NURS 7235 Advanced Clinical Decision Making – II
  • NURS 7V20 Residency for Doctor of Nursing Practice (90 direct patient care hours per 1 credit hour)
  • NURS 7120 DNP Project (45 DNP Essentials hours)

 

Total Program Hours 73 credit hours   (6,000 level courses = 31 hours; 7, 000 level courses = 42 hours)
Total Program clinical practice hours 1125 (810 direct patient care hours/315 DNP Essentials hours)

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