Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) - Course Offerings

DNP Curriculum Plans (BSN-DNP and MSN-DNP)

DNP Course Schedule (PDF)

Course Descriptions

Course Listing

Foundation Core Courses

NS 601 Epidemiology and Biostatistics (3 Credits)+
NS 605 Advanced Healthcare Policy (3 Credits)
NS 608 Research Methods for Evidence-Based Practice (3 Credits) Prereq: NS 601
NS 609 Role Reflective Practice for MSN-DNP Students (1 Credit)
NS 610 Advanced Nursing Roles and Reflective Practice (3 Credits)+

DNP Core Courses

NS 611 Clinical Prevention and Strategies for Change (3 Credits)
NS 612 Research Translation for Clinical Practice (3 Credits) Prereq: NS 608
NS 613 Finance & Quality Management in Health Care Organizations (3 Credits)
NS 614 Information Technology for Healthcare Improvement (3 Credits)
NS 615 Leadership & Interprofessional Collaboration (3 Credits)
NS 687 DNP Immersion * (1-5 credits)
NS 699 DNP Seminar (1 credit)

Advanced Practice Core Courses

NS 604 Advanced Health Assessment (4 Credits)
NS 640 Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology (3 Credits)
NS 641 Advanced Pharmacology (3 Credits) Prereq: NS 640

Specialty Courses

Family Nurse Practitioner (25 credits)

NS 642 Adult Health I (3 Credits) Prereqs: NS 604, NS 640, NS 641
NS 643 Adult Health II (4 Credits) Prereq: NS 642
NS 644 Practicum in Adult Health I (4 Credits) Prereq: NS 643
NS 645 Care of Children and Families (3 Credits) Prereq: NS 643, Coreq: NS 646
NS 646 Practicum in Care of Women, Children and Families (4 Credits) Prereq: NS 644, Coreq: NS 645
NS 647 Care of At-Risk Populations (3 Credits) Prereq: NS 645, Coreq: NS 648
NS 648 Practicum in Care of At Risk Populations (4 Credits) Pre-/Coreq: NS 647

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (27 credits)

NS 650 Psychopathology (3 Credits)
NS 652 Mental Health Nursing of Individuals Across the Lifespan (3 Credits)
Prereq: NS 604, NS 608, NS 610, NS 640, NS 641, NS 650, CN 455
NS 661 Mental Health Nursing of Groups & Families Across the Lifespan (3 Credits) Prereq: NS 652, Coreq: NS 662
NS 663 Primary Mental Health Nursing of At-Risk Populations Across the Lifespan (3 Credits) Prereq: NS 661, Coreq: NS 664
NS 665 Mental Health Nursing of Children & Adolescents (2 Credits)
NS 666 Practicum I/II/III: PMHNP (4 Credits)
CN 455 Group Work Theories and Practice (3 Credits) Prereq: NS 650

Nurse Anesthesia (30 credits)

NS 670 Human Anatomy & Physiology for Nurse Anesthetists (3 Credits)
NSAN 671 Pharmacologic Strategies in Anesthesia Practice ( 3 Credits)
NSAN 672 Basic Principles of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (3 Credits)
NSAN 673 Chemistry & Physics for Nurse Anesthetists (3 Credits)
NSAN 674 Advanced Principles of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (3 Credits)
NSAN 675 Clinical Orientation/Specialty Rotations (1 Credit)
NSAN 676 Clinical Practicum I (1 Credit)
NSAN 677 Clinical Practicum II (1 Credit)
NSAN 678 Regional Anesthesia & Pain Management in Clinical Practice (2 Credits)
NSAN 679 Clinical Correlation Conference I (1 Credit)
NSAN 680 Clinical Practicum III (2 Credits)
NSAN 681 Clinical Correlation Conference II (1 Credit)
NSAN 682 Clinical Practicum IV (2 Credits)
NSAN 683 Clinical Correlation Conference III (2 Credits)
NSAN 685 Clinical Practicum V (2 Credits)

* A total of 1,000 practicum/immersion hours are required for the DNP with the exception of the Nurse Anesthesia program which requires a minimum of 1,200 hours. For MSN to DNP students, these hours include documented hours of supervision in an MSN program.

In the final two semesters of the curriculum plan, students must register for 1-credit of practice dissertation advisement. Students who have not completed their dissertation must continue to register for 1-credit advisement each semester until completion.