Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required to Earn the Degree: 68 for the post-baccalaureate concentrations in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care or Family-Individual Across the Lifespan; 37 for students entering post-master’s

Required Courses:

Full-Time Post-Baccalaureate Option

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
EPBI 5002Biostatistics3
NURS 5401Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology4
NURS 5402Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Nursing4
 Term Credit Hours11
Spring
NURS 5101Evidence Based Practice for Advanced Practice Nurses3
NURS 5501Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing of Families and Individuals3
NURS 5552Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis in Advanced Practice Nursing4
NURS 8101DNP Project Development I1
 Term Credit Hours11
Summer
NURS 8102DNP Project Development II 1
NURS 8302Managing Quality Initiatives Through Nursing Quality Initiatives3
 Term Credit Hours4
Year 2
Fall
HRPR 8985Teaching in Higher Education: Health Professions13
NURS 8204Policy: Health Care Advocacy in Advanced Nursing Practice2
NURS 9377Primary Care of Adults I Theory3
NURS 9387Primary Care of Adults I Practicum (208 hours)22
 Term Credit Hours10
Spring
HRPR 896013
NURS 8205Organizational and Systems Leadership2
NURS 9477Primary Care of Adults II Theory3
NURS 9487Primary Care of Adults II Practicum (208 hours)22
 Term Credit Hours10
Summer
NURS 8201Health Indices of Urban Populations in Primary Health Care3
NURS 92891
 Term Credit Hours4
Year 3
Fall
NURS 8103DNP Project Implementation (168 hours)23
NURS 91891
NURS 9577Primary Care of the Elderly I Theory3
NURS 9587Primary Care of the Elderly I Practicum (208 hours)22
 Term Credit Hours9
Spring
NURS 8207Advancing Health Through Information Technology2
NURS 8303Health Economics and Information Systems in Primary Health Care2
NURS 9677 or 9777Primary Care of the Elderly II Theory33
NURS 9687 or 9787Primary Care of the Elderly II Practicum (208 hours)2,42
 Term Credit Hours9
 Total Credit Hours: 68

Part-Time Post-Baccalaureate Option

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
EPBI 5002Biostatistics3
HRPR 8985Teaching in Higher Education: Health Professions13
 Term Credit Hours6
Spring
HRPR 896013
NURS 5101Evidence Based Practice for Advanced Practice Nurses3
NURS 8101DNP Project Development I1
 Term Credit Hours7
Summer
NURS 8201Health Indices of Urban Populations in Primary Health Care3
 Term Credit Hours3
Year 2
Fall
NURS 5401Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology4
NURS 5402Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Nursing4
 Term Credit Hours8
Spring
NURS 5501Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing of Families and Individuals3
NURS 5552Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis in Advanced Practice Nursing4
 Term Credit Hours7
Summer
NURS 8102DNP Project Development II 1
NURS 8302Managing Quality Initiatives Through Nursing Quality Initiatives3
 Term Credit Hours4
Year 3
Fall
NURS 8204Policy: Health Care Advocacy in Advanced Nursing Practice2
NURS 91893
NURS 9377Primary Care of Adults I Theory1
NURS 9387Primary Care of Adults I Practicum (208 hours)22
 Term Credit Hours8
Spring
NURS 8205Organizational and Systems Leadership2
NURS 9477Primary Care of Adults II Theory3
NURS 9487Primary Care of Adults II Practicum (208 hours)22
 Term Credit Hours7
Summer
NURS 8207Advancing Health Through Information Technology2
NURS 92891
 Term Credit Hours3
Year 4
Fall
NURS 8103DNP Project Implementation (168 hours)23
NURS 9577Primary Care of the Elderly I Theory3
NURS 9587Primary Care of the Elderly I Practicum (208 hours)22
 Term Credit Hours8
Spring
NURS 8303Health Economics and Information Systems in Primary Health Care2
NURS 9677 or 9777Primary Care of the Elderly II Theory33
NURS 9687 or 9787Primary Care of the Elderly II Practicum (208 hours)2,42
 Term Credit Hours7
 Total Credit Hours: 68

Full-Time Post-Master's Option

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
EPBI 5002Biostatistics3
HRPR 8985Teaching in Higher Education: Health Professions13
NURS 8204Policy: Health Care Advocacy in Advanced Nursing Practice2
 Term Credit Hours8
Spring
HRPR 896013
NURS 5101Evidence Based Practice for Advanced Practice Nurses3
NURS 8101DNP Project Development I1
NURS 8205Organizational and Systems Leadership2
 Term Credit Hours9
Summer
NURS 8102DNP Project Development II 1
NURS 8201Health Indices of Urban Populations in Primary Health Care3
NURS 8302Managing Quality Initiatives Through Nursing Quality Initiatives3
NURS 92891
 Term Credit Hours8
Year 2
Fall
NURS 8103DNP Project Implementation (168 hours)23
NURS 91891
NURS 9389 (166 hours)22
 Term Credit Hours6
Spring
NURS 8207Advancing Health Through Information Technology2
NURS 8303Health Economics and Information Systems in Primary Health Care2
NURS 9489 (166 hours)22
 Term Credit Hours6
 Total Credit Hours: 37

Part-Time Post-Master's Option

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
EPBI 5002Biostatistics3
NURS 8204Policy: Health Care Advocacy in Advanced Nursing Practice2
 Term Credit Hours5
Spring
NURS 5101Evidence Based Practice for Advanced Practice Nurses3
NURS 8101DNP Project Development I1
NURS 8205Organizational and Systems Leadership2
 Term Credit Hours6
Summer
NURS 8102DNP Project Development II 1
NURS 8302Managing Quality Initiatives Through Nursing Quality Initiatives3
 Term Credit Hours4
Year 2
Fall
HRPR 8985Teaching in Higher Education: Health Professions13
NURS 9389 (166 hours)22
 Term Credit Hours5
Spring
HRPR 896013
NURS 9489 (166 hours)22
 Term Credit Hours5
Summer
NURS 8201Health Indices of Urban Populations in Primary Health Care3
NURS 92891
 Term Credit Hours4
Year 3
Fall
NURS 8103DNP Project Implementation (168 hours)23
NURS 91891
 Term Credit Hours4
Spring
NURS 8207Advancing Health Through Information Technology2
NURS 8303Health Economics and Information Systems in Primary Health Care2
 Term Credit Hours4
 Total Credit Hours: 37

Culminating Event: During NURS 8101 DNP Project Development I, NURS 8102 DNP Project Development II, and NURS 8103 DNP Project Implementation, the student develops an evidence-based clinical practice project in consultation with a committee composed of faculty and site mentor.