This Program of Study is suggested for students who have an earned Graduate degree in Nursing with a focus in Advanced Practice Nursing. 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)
|GRD 600||Orientation to Creighton||0|
|Research/Theory Core Courses|
|NUR 686||Evaluative Methods for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice||3|
|NUR 900||DNP Scholarly Project (repeat for a total of 6 credits) *||6|
|Leadership/Policy Core Courses|
|MHE 607||Practical Ethics in Health Care Settings||3|
|NUR 704||Health Care Policy and Law||2|
|Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (NCR) Courses||6|
|Role Support Core Courses|
|NUR 692||Financial Organization of U.S. Healthcare||2|
|Specialty and Role Courses|
|NUR 901||Residency: Advanced Practice Nurse||2-4|
The student completes a total of 6 credit hours in NUR 900 DNP Scholarly Project during which he or she develops the Scholarly Project. NUR 900 is taken in two or four hour increments. Once the student has enrolled in the first two credit hours of NUR 900, the student must continue to enroll in a minimum of two credit hours of NUR 900 until all the prerequisites for the Residency course have been met. One hour is didactic and one is practicum (75 hours). The total supervised practicum time during this course sequence is 225 contact hours.
This Program of Study includes a minimum of 375 supervised practicum 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 practicum hours completed in their graduate program. This will determine the number of credits the student is required to take in NUR 901 Residency: Advanced Practice Nurse.