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Post-Master’s DNP – Population Health Curriculum

This track is for students who already have a master’s degree but wish to add a new specialty as a population health nurse and earn their DNP. Students must take the following course work.

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 556Advanced Population Health 2 (minimum 120 PH 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 III3 (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 Practicum (variable) minimum 5 credits5-7* (throughout program, 60 PH clinical hours per credit)
NURS 584Healthcare Law, Policy, and Analysis3
NURS 591Introduction to Mixed Methods and Evaluation3
Total Credits and Hours66
(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. Practicum hours may vary to ensure minimum of 1,000 hours in PH or DNP practicum requirements.