2013-2014 Graduate Catalog

Nursing D.N.P.

College of Natural and Health Sciences

Degree Requirements — 33-81 credits

See “Nursing D.N.P.”.

(Select the Bachelor's to D.N.P. or the Master’s to D.N.P. entry options)

Bachelor's to D.N.P. Requirements — 81 hours

Research Core — 12 hours

SRM 602Statistical Methods I

3

NURS 606Research and Evidence-based Practice in Nursing

3

NURS 618Epidemiology in Advanced Nursing Practice

3

NURS 638Concepts in Advanced Evidence-Based Practice

3

Nursing Science BS to D.N.P. Core — 33 hours

NURS 504Quality and Safety in Health Care Systems

3

NURS 601Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Nursing

3

NURS 628Information Technology in Health Care

3

NURS 658Applied Nursing Genomics

3

NURS 668Population Centered Health Care

3

NURS 678Professional Practice and Healthcare Finance Seminar

3

NURS 685DNP Practicum

1 - 7

NURS 688Advanced Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems

3

NURS 700Advanced Nursing Theory

3

NURS 795DNP Capstone Project Proposal Seminar

2

NURS 796DNP Capstone Project

1-4

NURS 685: Take 3 hours

NURS 796: Take 4 hours

Nursing Practice FNP Emphasis — 36 hours

NURS 610Health Assessment

3

NURS 612Advanced Pharmacology

4

NURS 614Advanced Pathophysiology

3

NURS 624Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Advanced Practice of Nursing

3

NURS 640Health Care of Families I

4

NURS 645Health Care of Families II

4

NURS 650Health Care of Families III

4

NURS 680Advanced Practice Role Practicum

1 - 9

NURS 690Advanced Professional Role

2

NURS 680: Take 9 hours

Master's to D.N.P. Requirements — 33 hours

Students may also enter with a master’s and complete the doctoral degree with 33 hours. The general plan of study for students who enter the DNP with a baccalaureate degree in nursing and a conferred master’s degree is listed below.

Research Core — 9 hours (3 hours are prerequisites)

NURS 618Epidemiology in Advanced Nursing Practice

3

NURS 638Concepts in Advanced Evidence-Based Practice

3

SRM 602Statistical Methods I

3

Nursing Science Master’s to D.N.P. Core — 27 hours

NURS 628Information Technology in Health Care

3

NURS 658Applied Nursing Genomics

3

NURS 668Population Centered Health Care

3

NURS 678Professional Practice and Healthcare Finance Seminar

3

NURS 685DNP Practicum

1 - 7

NURS 688Advanced Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems

3

NURS 700Advanced Nursing Theory

3

NURS 795DNP Capstone Project Proposal Seminar

2

NURS 796DNP Capstone Project

1-4

NURS 796: Take 4 hours

Deficiencies

Dependent on documented Master’s supervised clinical hours, some students may need to take additional NURS 685 DNP Practicum credit hours to achieve the minimum 1000 clinical hours required for the DNP.