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Course Work

Post-Master’s DNP – Population Health Course Work

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.

CourseTitleCredits
NURS 505Analytical Foundations3
NURS 518Translating Evidence into Advanced Practice3
NURS 523Educational Issues and Curriculum Analysis3
NURS 531Culture, Populations & Family Healthcare3
NURS 542Population-focused Clinical Foundations for Healthcare Educators3
NURS 553*Practicum in Organizational Systems & Leadership3 (minimum 120 DNP practicum hours)
NURS 554Epidemiology & Biostatistics for Advanced Practice3
NURS 556Advanced Population Health Practicum3 (minimum 180 PH practicum hours)
NURS 557*Concepts of Practice Transformation3 (minimum 120 DNP practicum hours)
NURS 558*DNP Project I: Data Collection & Program Design3 (minimum 120 DNP practicum hours)
NURS 559*DNP Project II: Implementation, Evaluation, Dissemination3 (minimum 120 DNP practicum hours)
NURS 564Health Promotion in Nursing Practice2
NURS 565Information Management for Clinical Practice3
NURS 566Community Analysis & Program Planning2
NURS 576Organizational Systems & Leadership3
NURS 583Internship (variable) minimum 5 credits7 (throughout program, 60 PH clinical hours per credit)
NURS 584Healthcare Law, Policy, and Analysis3
NURS 591Mixed Methods for Program Planning, Implementation & Outcome Evaluation3
ELECTIVES11
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.