Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Degree Offered: Doctor of Nursing Practice

Campus Location

Main Campus

Application Deadline:

June 1

Program Description:

The doctor of nursing practice (DNP) is a practice doctorate that will prepare advanced practice nurses and nurse leaders to be scholars recognized for outstanding patient care outcomes in leadership in nursing practice and/or health care organizations. The DNP is the highest-level clinical degree in nursing. The program meets AACN (2006) The Essentials for Doctoral Education in Advanced Nursing Practice http://www.aacn.nche.edu/publications/position/DNPEssentials.pdf

There are two pathways to enter the DNP program: (1)The BSN to DNP program which is an 81-credit program, and (2) the post master's DNP program consists of 41 credits offered through a blend of online and face-to-face courses held on Saturdays. Currently, only the post-master's DNP curriculum (full-time and part-time) is offered. All students graduating with a DNP will be eligible to take the appropriate national certification examination. Graduates of the DNP will be prepared to practice in either health care service as clinical practitioners or nursing administrators/leaders.

Admission Requirements:

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

Program Requirements:

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)41 credits
NUR 7100 Applied Bio-Statistics 3
NUR 7300 Scientific Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing 3
NUR 7320  Information Systems Management 3
NUR 7340 Health Policy 3
NUR 7360 Clinical Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Advanced Practice Nursing 3
NUR 7380 Leadership and Collaboration                                     3
NUR 7400 Evidence Based and Translational Methods of Nursing Knowledge and Practice 3
Cognate 3
Cognate 3
NUR 8300 Doctor of Nursing Practice Project 2
NUR 8301 Doctor of Nursing Practice Project I 1
NUR 8310 Doctor of Nursing Practice Project I 2
NUR 8311 Doctor of Nursing Practice Project II 1
NUR 8350 Doctor of Nursing Practice Practicum I 2
NUR 8351 Doctor of Nursing Practice Practicum II 2
NUR 8360 Doctor of Nursing Practice Practicum III 2
NUR 8361 Doctor of Nursing Practice Practicum IV 2
*Documented 1000 post-BSN supervised practice hours  

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