Post-Master’s DNP Core Course Work
We offer a post-master’s general plan for nurses who wish to add the DNP degree to their current area of study. This program is for students who have already completed a master’s program with a specialized area of study who wish to add expertise in research and leadership to their current practice.
View the Course Catalog for course descriptions.
|Course Number||Course Title||Credits|
(480 DNP practicum hours)
|NURS 518||Translating Evidence into Advanced Practice||3|
|NURS 505||Analytical Foundations for Practice||3|
|NURS 553*||Practicum in Organizational Systems and Leadership||3 (minimum 120 DNP practicum hours)|
|NURS 554||Epidemiology and Biostatistics for Advanced Practice||3|
|NURS 557*||Concepts of Practice Transformation||3 (minimum 120 DNP practicum hours)|
|NURS 558*||DNP Project I: Data Collection and Program Design||3 (minimum 120 DNP practicum hours)|
|NURS 559*||DNP Project II: Implementation, Evaluation, Dissemination||3 (minimum 120 DNP practicum hours)|
|NURS 565||Information Management for Clinical Practice||3|
|NURS 576||Organizational Systems and Leadership||3|
|NURS 584||Healthcare Law, Policy, and Analysis||3|
|NURS 591||Mixed Methods for Program Planning, Implementation and Outcome Evaluation||3|
*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. Post-MN DNP students must have completed a total of 1000 clinical hours post-baccalaureate degree. The Post-MN DNP program provides 480 hours. Hours completed in an MN/MSN program can be counted towards the 1000 hour total with student-provided documentation. It is possible that additional credits in clinical courses could be required beyond the 33 credits listed here.