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Post-Baccalaureate DNP – Family Nurse Practitioner Course Work

The list of courses below is for students who enter the DNP program with a bachelor’s degree. If you are a post-master’s DNP student, refer to the Post-Master’s DNP-FNP Course Work page for a complete list of required courses.

View the Course Catalog for course descriptions.

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
Total Credits & Practicum Hours74
(600 hours FNP specialty, 480 hours DNP general)
NURS 503Scientific Inquiry in Nursing2
NURS 504Evidence-Based Practice3
NURS 505Analytical Foundations for Practice Inquiry3
NURS 508Diagnostics and Procedures for Primary Care Practice2
NURS 509Clinical Management of Common Acute Conditions in Primary Care3
NURS 513Primary Care I: Health Promotion, Disease Prevention, and Disease Detection3
NURS 514Primary Care Practicum I2 (minimum of 120 clinic hours)
NURS 515Primary Care II: Acute Health Conditions3
NURS 516Primary Care Practicum II2 (minimum of 120 clinic hours)
NURS 518Translating Evidence into Advanced Practice3
NURS 537Primary Care III: Chronic and Complex Health Conditions3
NURS 538Primary Care Practicum III2 (minimum of 120 clinic hours)
NURS 540Internship: Practicum in Advancing the Primary Care Role4 credits throughout program 60 hours each (240 clinic hours total)
NURS 553*Practicum in Organizational Systems and Leadership3 (minimum of 120 DNP practicum hours)
NURS 554Epidemiology and Biostatistics for Advanced Practice3
NURS 557*Concepts of Practice Transformation3 (minimum of 120 DNP practicum hours)
NURS 558*DNP Project I: Data Collection and Program Design3 (minimum of 120 DNP practicum hours)
NURS 559*DNP Project II: Implementation, Evaluation, Dissemination3 (minimum of 120 DNP practicum hours)
NURS 562Advanced Health Assessment and Differential Diagnosis3
NURS 563Advanced Pharmacology Concepts and Practice3
NURS 565Information Management for Clinical Practice3
NURS 573Rational Prescribing3
NURS 576Organizational Systems and Leadership3
NURS 581Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology3
NURS 584Healthcare Law and Policy3
NURS 591Mixed Methods for Program Planning, Implementation and Outcome Evaluation3

*Practicum courses require the completion of pre-approved experience with a preceptor who is an organizational leader and who has completed a master’s degree in nursing or a related field.

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