Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required to Earn the Degree: 58 for the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care concentration; 62 for the Family-Individual Across the Lifespan concentration; 30 for students entering post-M.S.N.

Required Courses:

College Core Course
HRPR 5001Current and Emerging Issues in Public Health and Health Professions0
Graduate Core Courses
EPBI 5002Biostatistics3
NURS 5501Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing of Families and Individuals3
NURS 5553Pathophysiology for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 5558Local and Global Perspectives in Population Health3
NURS 5902Evidence-Based Practice3
Advanced Core Courses
NURS 5552Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis in Advanced Practice Nursing4
NURS 5557Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice3
D.N.P. Core Courses
NURS 5903Research Methods: Quantitative and Qualitative3
NURS 8201Health Indices of Urban Populations in Primary Health Care3
NURS 8211Leadership and Health Policy in Clinical Nursing3
NURS 8302Managing Quality Initiatives Through Nursing Quality Initiatives3
NURS 8303Health Economics and Information Systems in Primary Health Care3
D.N.P. Required Specialty Courses
NURS 9287Primary Care of Children (Family-Individual Across the Lifespan concentration ONLY)0-4
NURS 9885DNP Clinical Capstone3
NURS 9886DNP Evidence-Based Practice Project Implementation3
NURS 9887Primary Care of Adolescents4
NURS 9888Primary Care of the Elderly4
NURS 9987Primary Care of Adults4
Cognate Course 13
Total Credit Hours58-62

Chosen in consultation with the academic advisor, the cognate course must be in support of the evidence-based practice project.

Culminating Events:
During NURS 9885 DNP Clinical Capstone, the student develops an evidence-based clinical practice project in consultation with the Faculty Chair. During NURS 9886 DNP Evidence-Based Practice Project Implementation, the student implements the evidence-based project and evaluates the impact on client outcomes.