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Post-Baccalaureate DNP Population Health Curriculum

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-PH Curriculum page for a complete list of required courses.

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
NURS 503Scientific Inquiry in Nursing2
NURS 504Evidence-Based Practice3
NURS 505Analytical Foundations for Practice Inquiry3
NURS 518Translating Evidence into Practice3 (60 hours non-direct care practicum)
NURS 523Nursing Education: Curriculum and Accreditation3
NURS 542Advanced Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and Assessment for Population Healthcare Professionals4
NURS 553*Organizational Systems and Leadership II3 (60 hours non-direct care practicum)
NURS 554Epidemiology and Biostatistics for Health Professions3
NURS 556*Advanced Population Health 2 (minimum 120 Population Health practicum hours)
NURS 557*DNP Project I3 (60 hours non-direct care practicum)
NURS 558*DNP Project II3 (120 hours non-direct care practicum)
NURS 559*DNP Project III 3 (120 hours non-direct care practicum)
NURS 564Family Health and Health Promotion of Populations 3
NURS 565Information Management for Clinical Practice3
NURS 566Community Analysis and Grant Development2
NURS 576Organizational Systems and Leadership I3 (60 hours non-direct care practicum)
NURS 583DNP Population Health Practicum7 throughout program, 60 PH clinical hours per credit
NURS 584Healthcare Law, Policy and Analysis3
NURS 591Introduction to Mixed Methods for and Evaluation3
Electives12
Total Credits & Hours72
(600 PH hours & 480 DNP general hours)
*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.