Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Curriculum of Study

Course Credit
Hours
Practice
Experience
Hours
Semester
Transforming Complex System 4 50 1
Information Technology and Data-driven Decision-making 3 0 1
Evidence Based Practice (Immersion) 3 50 1 and 2
Integrative Structures of Transformative Practice 4 50 2
Ethical Practices and Policies in Global/Population Health 3 0 2
Evidence Based Practice: Theory into Practice I 3 50 2
Transformative Leadership Practices 4 50 3
Evidence Based Practice: Theory into Practice II 3 100 3
Elective Specialization Course 3 0 4
Focused Translational Practice Experience 1 50 4
Evidence Base Practice: Theory into Practice III 2 50 4
Elective Specialization Course 3 0 5
Focused Translational Practice Experience 1 50 5
Total 37 500

 

Upon completion of the DNP plan of study, graduates will be able to:

  • Apply the broad range of integrative and nursing sciences and principles of healthcare economics to improve the nation’s health through ethical, evidence-based advanced nursing practice, leadership and policy development (DNP Essentials I, V, VII).
  • Demonstrate leadership attributes that can be used to shape health policy and or organizational policy in support of the ethical and equitable provision of health care. (DNP Essentials V).
  • Generate innovative models of care and advanced nursing and academic practices to improve the quality, safety and outcomes of care delivery through the synthesis, translation application and evaluation of evidence and the generation of evidence through practice (DNP Essentials I, III).
  • Employ advanced nursing, leadership and or academic practice and care delivery models that represent evidence-based political, ethical, professional, economic, socially just and culturally appropriate services for diverse patient populations in a variety of health care settings (DNP Essential VII, VIII).
  • Demonstrate organizational and systems leadership that fosters innovation and the transformation of complex systems; driving patient-centered care dynamics steeped in evidence, safety, data-driven decision making through the integration of healthcare technology and informatics, continuous quality improvement, patient safety, and quality outcomes through effective change management that transform healthcare and academic nursing practices (DNP Essentials II, IV, VIII).
  • Lead and participate as a competent member of interprofessional teams to facilitate optimal care desired outcomes by identifying and addressing relevant health care challenges to advance the quality and safety of health care and to enhance the health of populations (DNP Essentials II, VI, VIII).
  • Advance nursing practice through the effective translation and utilization of evidence to create innovative practices aimed at achieving targeted quality outcomes (DNP Essential I, III).

Calendar

Oct
16
Oct
17
Nov
4
Nov
20
Nov
21
Jan
13
Jan
22
Feb
10
Feb
20
Mar
21
Apr
8