Jump to page contentFuture Student?

Doctorate of Nursing Practice Courses

The DNP program consists of a minimum of 39 credits beyond the master's-level specialty content. The core and research courses are taken by students in both the direct and the indirect track. After completing the core and research courses, students move into specialty content that will support the completion of the practicum and residency project.

Core Courses (9 Credit Hours)

NURS701: Nursing Science in Advance Practice: Theories & Foundations
NURS706: Health Care Policy, Organization, and Financing
NURS718: Health Informatics (30 clinical hours)

Research Courses (11 Credit Hours)

NURS702 - Advanced Nursing Research
NURS703 - Biostatistics for Outcomes Evaluation
NURS705 - Applications of Epidemiology to Health Services
NURS708 - Translating Evidence to Clinical Practice

Specialty Content Courses (12 Credit Hours)

NURS710 - Nursing Leadership Role & Ethics in Complex Health Care Systems
NURS721 - Management for Quality Improvement & Health Care Outcomes Evaluation
NURS725 - Advanced Leadership in Clinical Practice (150 clinical hours)

Capstone Project Courses (7 Credit Hours)

NURS730 - Residency Practicum (150 clinical hours)
NURS731 - Residency Project (200 clinical hours)

Total Credit Hours^: 39
Total Clinical Hours: 530*

*^Depending on the number of clinical hours that a student had in their master's degree program, some students may require an additional number of clinical practice hours post masters to reach the minimum number of hours mandated by the AACN for a DNP degree. AACN requires the DNP graduate to have a minimum of 1000 clinic practicum hours post-baccalaureate.

Request Graduate Program Information

Note: Form fields appended with the asterisk (*) are required to ensure the best possible response to your submitted information
Request Information
Security Check