MSN to DNP Plan of Study

Exemplar of full-time MSN to DNP Program of Study1

Summer (Year 1)
Course # Title Credits
BIOS 806 Biostatistics/or alternate Biostatistics course 3
NRSG 704 Clinical Inquiry 1
NRSG 731 Transformational Leadership 3
Subtotal 7 (7)
Fall (Year 1)
Course # Title Credits
NRSG 701 Implementing Evidence-Based Practice 3
NRSG 702 Methods for Assessing Clinical Practice Outcomes 3
NRSG 704 Clinical Inquiry 2
NRSG 755 Health Care Economics and Financial Management 3
Subtotal 11 (18)
Spring (Year 1)
Course # Title Credits
EPI 820 Epidemiology 3
NRSG 703 Changing Complex Systems to Improve Health Care Delivery (2 didactic/ 2 Clinical (DNP Practicum) credits) 4
NRSG 709 Health Care Policy 3
Subtotal 10 (28)
Summer (Year 2)
Course # Title Credits
NRSG 704 Clinical Inquiry 4
Subtotal 4 (32)
Fall (Year 2)
Course # Title Credits
NRSG 704 Clinical Inquiry 3
Subtotal 3 (35)

1 This table illustrates an approach for a full-time plan of study.

Exemplar of part-time MSN to DNP Program of Study — 2 courses/semester2

Summer (Year 1)
Course # Title Credits
NRSG 704 Clinical Inquiry 1
NRSG 731 Transformational Leadership 3
Subtotal 4 (4)
Fall (Year 1)
Course # Title Credits
BIOS 806 Biostatistics/or alternate Biostatistics course 3
NRSG 701 Implementing Evidence-Based Practice 3
NRSG 704 Clinical Inquiry 1
Subtotal 7 (11)
Spring (Year 1)
Course # Title Credits
EPI 820 Epidemiology 3
NRSG 709 Health Care Policy 3
Subtotal 6 (17)
Fall  (Year 2)
Course # Title Credits
NRSG 702 Methods for Assessing Clinical Practice Outcomes 3
NRSG 704 Clinical Inquiry 1
NRSG 755 Health Care Economics and Financial Management 3
Subtotal 7 (24)
Spring (Year 2)
Course # Title Credits
NRSG 703 Changing Complex Systems to Improve Health Care Delivery (2 didactic/ 2 Clinical (DNP Practicum) credits) 4
Subtotal 4 (28)
Fall (Year 3)
Course # Title Credits
NRSG 704 Clinical Inquiry 4
Subtotal 4 (32)
Spring (Year 3)
Course # Title Credits
NRSG 704 Clinical Inquiry 3
Subtotal 3 (35)

2 This table illustrates one approach to the plan of study for a student who elects to take two courses per semester. Other approaches are possible, as determined by the student and advisor