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Doctor of Nursing Practice

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Our informative curriculum explorer will help you visualize how the DNP coursework is built to advance knowledge, skills, and abilities as you progress through this five semester program. Student cohorts start each fall and graduate in spring, 20 months later. To view the curriculum by semester, click on each course title for a closer look at each course description.

Note: 1000 total clinical hours are required to complete the DNP program. 525 total clinical hours are built into the DNP Curriculum, and applicants will supply as part of the application process verification from the institution granting the Masters degree the total number of clinical hours completed in MS in nursing or MSN program.  If the applicant did not complete at least 475 clinical hours in their Masters degree, they will complete additional DNP NURS-D 749 At Student Option credits to earn the difference between 1000 hours and the number of masters clinical hours documented upon admission. (1 credit = 75 practicum hours). Please note that NURS-D 749 At Student Option (ASO) clinical hours may be taken in any semester, so the semester placement below is only suggested.    

Visit the graduate bulletin to see a complete list of courses.

Please note that the DNP Curriculum outlined below is for those students admitted to the Fall 2017 DNP cohort.  Students admitted to prior cohorts should consult the personalized Plan of Study provided to them by the DNP Program.

TermCredit Hours
Fall 1
J692Analytical Thinking for Evidence Based Practice
3
L650Data Analysis for Clinical & Administrative Decision Making
3
D749Leadership Immersion Experience - I
1
Total Credit Hours7
Spring 1
D751Relationship-Centered Leadership in Complex Systems
3
D743Trans-disciplinary Approaches to Influencing Public Health Policy
3
D749Leadership Immersion Experience - II
1
D749At-Student Option Immersion Project (ASO)
1-3
Total Credit Hours7
Summer 1
J692Evidence-Based Practice Intensive
2
D749At Student Option (ASO)
2
Elective
3
Total Credit Hours7
Fall 2
D735Population Health Surveillance & Management
3
D615Health Outcomes & Decision Making
3
D749Integrative Experience - I
2
Total Credit Hours8
Spring 2
D744Strategic Resource Management in Nursing & Health Systems
3
D749Integrative Experience - II
2
Elective
3
Total Credit Hours8
Total Credit Hours37 required