Doctor of Nursing Practice Curriculum

Falls Semester                                                         
     NU: 720 Quality Outcomes for Organizations & Systems    3
     NU: 740 Analytic Methods for Evidence Based Practice   3
Spring Semester 6
     NU: 710 Advanced Theory 3
     NU: 791 Clinical Scholarship Theory I 2
     NU: 800 DNP Clinical Scholarship Intensive 1
        100 contact hours  

Summer Semester 6
     NU: 750 Leadership & Collaboration 3
     NU: 851 Clinical Scholarship Theory II 2
     NU: 800 DNP Clinical Scholarship Intensive      1
        100 contact hours
Fall Semester 6
     NU: 820 Health Care Informatics 3
     NU: 871 Clinical Scholarship Theory III 2
     NU: 800 DNP Clinical Scholarship Intensive    
             100 contact hours  
Spring Semester 6
     NU: 810 Health Care Economics, Finance, & Policy 3
     NU: 891 Clinical Scholarship Theory IV 2
     NU: 800 DNP Clinical Scholarship Intensive    
             100 contact hours
Summer Semester 3
     NU: 730 Clinical Prevention & Population Health 3
DNP Credit Hours 33   
DNP Clinical Hours 400


DNP Clinical Scholarship Project
All students must satisfactorily demonstrate the ability to integrate the knowledge acquired in the DNP program in a scholarly manner. Application of theoretical, research, and measurement will be demonstrated in the completion of a DNP clinical scholarship project. DNP projects are expected to be completed at the system level and implementation of an organizational change is required. Evaluation is based on application, as well as both written and oral performance.

Note: To receive a DNP degree students must have documented 1000 total post-baccalaureate clinical/practicum hours. A minimum of 400 clinical hours will be completed as part of the Clinical Scholarship courses. Students who require additional hours to meet this minimum requirement will develop a written plan with their faculty advisor to facilitate completion of necessary hours.