DNP Core Courses – 37 credits

Transforming Complex Systems: 21 credits

  • NURS 761 – Transforming Complex System (4)
  • NURS 767 - Transformative Leadership Practices (4)
  • NURS 763 - Evidence-Based Practice (Immersion #1) (3)
  • NURS 762 - Information Technology and Data-driven Decision-making (3)
  • NURS 765 - Ethical Practices and Policies in Global/Population Health (3)
  • NURS 764 - Integrative Structures of Transformative Practice (4)

DNP Project

DNP Project: Translational Practices (8 credits)

  • NURS 766 - Evidence-based Practice: Theory into Practice I (Immersion #2) (3)
  • NURS 768 - Evidence-based Practice: Theory into Practice II (3)
  • NURS 769 - Evidence-based Practice: Theory into Practice III (2)

Elective Specializations

Executive Health Care Leadership (8 credits)

  • NURS 720 - Organizational Culture, Regulation and Strategic Change Management (3)
  • NURS 721 - Health Care Economics, Finance and Fund Development (3)
  • NURS 770 - Focused Translational Practice (2 semesters) (1)

Executive Academic Leadership (8 credits)

  • NURS 740 - Advanced Assessment of Learning and Organizational Performance (3)
  • NURS 741 - Contemporary Academic Nursing (3)
  • NURS 770 - Focused Translational Practice (2 semesters) (1)

Clinical Practice Leadership (8 credits)

  • NURS 730 - Concepts in Entrepreneur Leadership (3)
  • NURS 731 - Capitalizing the Data: Marketing, Finance and Innovative Practice (3)
  • NURS 770 - Focused Translational Practice (2 semesters) (1)

* Students who desire to obtain specialty certification outside of their graduate focus may do so by completing all elements of the post-graduate specialty certification track (additional credits extend beyond those associated with the doctoral degree)


Doctor of Nursing Practice Curriculum Plan (Summer Start)

5 Semesters — 37 credit hours / 500 clinical hours

Students never take more than two classes at once and finish the program in 18-months.

Summer (12 weeks)
Class Term Credit Hours Clinical Hours
NURS 761 - Transforming Complex System 1st 6-weeks 4.00 50
NURS 762 - Information Technology and Data-driven Decision-making 2nd 6-weeks 3.00
NURS 763 - Evidence Based Practice (Immersion) Full Semester 3.00 50
Total Credits 10 100


Fall
Class Term Credit Hours Clinical Hours
NURS 764 - Integrative Structures of Transformative Practice 1st 8-weeks 4.00 50
NURS 765 - Ethical Practices and Policies in Global/Population Health 2nd 8-weeks 3.00
NURS 766 - Evidence Based Practice: Theory into Practice I Full Semester 3.00 50
Total Credits 10 100


Spring
Class Term Credit Hours Clinical Hours
NURS 767 - Transformative Leadership Practices 1st 8-weeks 4.00 50
NURS 768 - Evidence Based Practice: Theory into Practice II Full Semester 3.00 100
Total Credits 7 150


Summer (12 weeks)
Class Term Credit Hours Clinical Hours
Elective Specialization Course (NURS 721, 731, 741) 1st 6-weeks 3.00
NURS 769 - Evidence Base Practice: Theory into Practice III Full Semester 2.00 50
NURS 770 – Focused Translational Practice Experience 2nd 6-weeks 1.00 50
Total Credits 6 100


Fall
Class Term Credit Hours Clinical Hours
Elective Specialization Course (NURS 720, 730, 740) 1st 8-weeks 3.00
NURS 770 - Focused Translational Practice Experience 2nd 8-weeks 1.00 50
Total Credits 4 50


Program Totals 37 500



Doctor of Nursing Practice Curriculum Plan (Fall Start)

5 Semesters — 37 credit hours / 500 clinical hours

Students never take more than two classes at once and finish the program in 18-months.

Fall
Class Term Credit Hours Clinical Hours
NURS 764 - Integrative Structures of Transformative Practice 1st 8-weeks 4.00 50
NURS 765 - Ethical Practices and Policies in Global/Population Health 2nd 8-weeks 3.00
NURS 763 - Evidence Based Practice (Immersion) Full Semester 3.00 50
Total Credits 10 100


Spring
Class Term Credit Hours Clinical Hours
NURS 767 - Transformative Leadership Practices 1st 8-weeks 4.00 50
NURS 766 - Evidence Based Practice: Theory into Practice I Full Semester 3.00 50
Total Credits 10 100


Summer (12 weeks)
Class Term Credit Hours Clinical Hours
NURS 761 - Transforming Complex System 1st 6-weeks 4.00 50
NURS 762 - Information Technology and Data-driven Decision-making 2nd 6-weeks 3.00
NURS 768 - Evidence Based Practice: Theory into Practice II Full Semester 3.00 100
Total Credits 7 150


Fall
Class Term Credit Hours Clinical Hours
Elective Specialization Course (NURS 720, 730, 740) 1st 8-weeks 3.00
NURS 769 - Evidence Base Practice: Theory into Practice III Full Semester 2.00 50
NURS 770 – Focused Translational Practice Experience 2nd 8-weeks 1.00 50
Total Credits 6 100


Spring
Class Term Credit Hours Clinical Hours
Elective Specialization Course (NURS 721, 731, 741) 1st 8-weeks 3.00
NURS 770 - Focused Translational Practice Experience 2nd 8-weeks 1.00 50
Total Credits 4 50


Program Totals 37 500



Doctor of Nursing Practice Curriculum Plan (Spring Start)

5 Semesters — 37 credit hours / 500 clinical hours

Students never take more than two classes at once and finish the program in 18-months.

Spring
Class Term Credit Hours Clinical Hours
NURS 767 - Transformative Leadership Practices 1st 8-weeks 4.00 50
NURS 763 - Evidence Based Practice (Immersion) Full Semester 3.00 50
Total Credits 10 100


Summer (12 weeks)
Class Term Credit Hours Clinical Hours
NURS 761 - Transforming Complex System 1st 6-weeks 4.00 50
NURS 762 - Information Technology and Data-driven Decision-making 2nd 6-weeks 3.00
NURS 766 - Evidence Based Practice: Theory into Practice I Full Semester 3.00 50
Total Credits 10 100


Fall
Class Term Credit Hours Clinical Hours
NURS 764 - Integrative Structures of Transformative Practice 1st 8-weeks 4.00 50
NURS 765 - Ethical Practices and Policies in Global/Population Health 2nd 8-weeks 3.00
NURS 768 - Evidence Based Practice: Theory into Practice II Full Semester 3.00 100
Total Credits 7 150


Spring
Class Term Credit Hours Clinical Hours
Elective Specialization Course (NURS 721, 731, 741) 1st 8-weeks 3.00
NURS 769 - Evidence Base Practice: Theory into Practice III Full Semester 2.00 50
NURS 770 – Focused Translational Practice Experience 2nd 8-weeks 1.00 50
Total Credits 6 100


Summer (12 weeks)
Class Term Credit Hours Clinical Hours
Elective Specialization Course (NURS 720, 730, 740) 1st 8-weeks 3.00
NURS 770 - Focused Translational Practice Experience 2nd 8-weeks 1.00 50
Total Credits 4 50


Program Totals 37 500




Elective Specialization Courses (all are term courses)

Executive Health Care Leadership

  • NURS 720 (3 cr): Organizational Culture, Regulation and Strategic Change Management
  • NURS 721 (3 cr): Health Care Economics, Finance and Fund Development

Leadership in Clinical Practice

  • NURS 730 (3 cr): Concepts in Entrepreneur Leadership
  • NURS 731 (3 cr): Capitalizing the Data: Marketing, Finance and Innovative-based Practice

Executive Academic Leadership

  • NURS 740 (3 cr): Advanced Assessment of Learning and Organizational Performance
  • NURS 741 (3 cr): Contemporary Academic Nursing

Why Choose Us

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undergraduate male students

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2020-21 students enrolled

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clinical student: faculty ratio