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Course Work

Post-Master’s DNP – FNP Course Work

This track is for students who already have a master’s degree but want to become a family nurse practitioner and earn their DNP. Students must take the following course work.

View the Course Catalog for course descriptions.


Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
Total Credits & Hours66
(600 hours FNP Specialty, 480 hours DNP general)
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 514*Primary Care Practicum I2 (minimum of 120 clinic hours)
NURS 515Primary Care II: Acute Health Conditions3
NURS 516*Primary Care Practicum II2 (minimum of 120 clinic hours)
NURS 518Translating Evidence into Advanced Practice3
NURS 537Primary Care III: Chronic and Complex Health Conditions3
NURS 538*Primary Care Practicum III2 (minimum 120 clinic hours)
NURS 540*Internship: Practicum in Advancing the Primary Care Role4 credits throughout program 60 hours each (240 clinic hours total)
NURS 562Advanced Health Assessment and Differential Diagnosis3
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 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 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 masters degree in nursing or a related field.