DNP - Plan of Study - First Cohort Only

DNP courses and plans of study:
for 2011 cohort

Our DNP program is a 35-credit postmaster's program. It consists of nine courses, one of which is the Capstone Project that students complete after finishing their didactic course work. Elective courses are also possible, based on a student's career goals and consultation with his/her faculty advisor. 

DNP Required Courses 

Full– and part-time plans of study are possible.

 

  COURSE   TITLE   CREDITS
  NRSG 731   Transformational Leadership   3
  BIOS 806   Biostatistics I   3
  NRSG 701   Implementing Evidence-Based Practice   3
  EPI 820   Epidemiology   3
  NRSG 709   Health Care Policy   3
  NRSG 702   Methods for Assessing Clinical Practice Outcomes   3
  NRSG 755   Health Care Economics and Financial Management   3
  NRSG 703   Changing Complex Systems to Improve Health Care Delivery
  • 2 didactic credits
  • 2 practicum credits (90 practicum hours)
  4
  NRSG 704   Clinical Inquiry / Capstone Project   10
Minimum
          35

The first cohort of students will enter in August 2011 (fall semester). Future cohorts will begin in May (summer session), concurrently with the PhD students.

Please note: The DNP curriculum will continuously evolve to offer superior preparation for advanced clinical practice. Course numbers, titles and other details are subject to change.

Below are sample full-time and part-time plans of study designed specifically for students beginning in the fall semester. These plans of study pertain to the 2011 cohort only.

Beyond these two plans are multiple options that can accommodate individual student needs. For example, a student may elect to take two courses some semesters and one course other semesters. A plan tailored to individual student needs will be developed in consultation with the faculty advisor.

Four-Semester Full-Time Course of Study
For first cohort beginning August (Fall Semester) 2011

 

  FALL 2011   SPRING 2012   SUMMER 2012   FALL 2012
  NRSG 731
Transformational Leadership

NRSG 755
Health Care Economics and Financial Management

EPI 820
Epidemiology

BIOS 806
Biostatistics
(may be taken prior to enrollment)
  NRSG 701
Implementing Evidence-Based Practice

NRSG 709
Health Care Policy

NRSG 702
Methods for Assessing Clinical Practice Outcomes
  NRSG 703
Changing Complex Systems to Improve Health Care Delivery
  NRSG 704 *
Clinical Inquiry (Capstone Project)
  12 credit hours   9 credit hours   4 credit hours   Variable credit:
Minimum 10 credit hours

* Completion of the capstone project in one semester is designed for students who are not working at all.

Sample Part-Time Course of Study
For first cohort beginning August (Fall Semester) 2011

 

  SUMMER   FALL   SPRING
  2011   2011
NRSG 731
Transformational Leadership
 
  2012
BIOS 806
Biostatistics
  2012
NRSG 701
Implementing Evidence-Based Practice
 
  2012
EPI 820
Epidemiology
  2013
NRSG 709
Health Care Policy
  2013   2013
NRSG 755
Health Care Economics and Financial Management
 
  2014
NRSG 702
Methods for Assessing Clinical Practice Outcomes
  2014
NRSG 703
Changing Complex Systems to Improve Health Care Delivery
  2014
NRSG 704
Clinical Inquiry
  2015
NRSG 704
Clinical Inquiry