2019-2020 Graduate and Continuing Education Catalog 
    
    Aug 07, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate and Continuing Education Catalog

Post-Master’s Doctorate in Nursing Practice


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The Post-Master’s Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) is designed for masters-prepared nurses seeking a terminal degree in nursing. The Post- Master’s DNP curriculum educates nurses in evidence-based practice, quality improvement and systems thinking, and leadership.

The students must successfully complete 30 credits to earn the DNP degree. The student must complete a minimum of 500 leadership hours to fulfill the program requirements, to total 1000 hours inclusive of their MSN hours. The MSN hours will need to be obtained and submitted from the graduating university.

The Post- Master’s DNP student will be prepared to:

  1. Demonstrate organizational and system leadership to improve the quality of health care for persons.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate strategies to address the environmental influences of culture, economics, ethics, law, policy, politics, society, and technology on health outcomes.
  3. Engage in the processes of critical thinking, communication, change, and lifelong learning as an advanced practice nurse.

Degree Plan


Degree Plan for M.S.N. to Doctorate of Nursing Practice
 
Fall
Spring
Summer
First Year
 
 
 
NUR620: Epidemiology  (3 credits)
X
 
 
NUR625: Organizational and Systems Leadership in Healthcare (3 credits)
X
 
 
NUR615: Ethical Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing  (3 credits)
 
X
 
NUR645: Advanced Nursing Research Methods (3 credits)
 
X
 
NUR633: Business and Legal Aspects of Advanced Practice Nursing  (3 credits)
 
 
X
NUR650: DNP Project: Development  (3 credits)
 
 
X
Second Year
 
 
 
NUR655: DNP Project: Implementation (6 credits)
X
 
 
NUR660: DNP Project: Evaluation  (6 credits)
 
X
 

*Suggested Plan to Complete Degree Requirements


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