This Program of Study is suggested for students who have an earned Graduate degree in Nursing with a focus in Advanced Practice Nursing as a Nurse Practitioner. During the first semester of enrollment in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, the student and his or her academic advisor will develop an individualized plan that is based on the student’s prior graduate course work and stated career goals and is consistent with The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice (AACN, 2006). The original plan and any variation from it after matriculation must be approved by the advisor and by the Program Chair.

Post-Graduate to DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice)

Research/Theory Core Courses
NUR 684Epidemiology3
NUR 686Evaluative Methods for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice3
NUR 900DNP Scholarly Project6
Leadership/Policy Core Courses
MHE 607Practical Ethics in Health Care Settings3
NUR 704Health Care Policy and Law2
2 Approved NCR courses6
Role Support Core Courses
NUR 692Financial Organization of U.S. Healthcare2
Specialty and Role Courses
NUR 901Residency: Advanced Practice Nurse2-4
Total Credits27-29

Note: This Program of Study includes a minimum of 375 supervised clinical hours.  A minimum of 1000 credited post-baccalaureate clinical hours are required for the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. The student will be required to provide evidence of the number of direct clinical hours completed in their graduate program. This will determine the number of credits the student is required to take in NUR 901.

** NUR 900 is taken in 2 hour increments per semester.  One hour is didactic and one is practicum (75 hours.)