Doctor of Nursing Practice in the Field of Nursing Practice
The doctor of nursing in nursing practice (DNP) in the field of nursing practice is designed for nursing professionals interested in improving patient care, affecting health policy, and being nursing leaders. The program emphasizes key nursing competencies and innovation, with options for focusing in areas including clinical practice, policy, and leadership.
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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 43 credits, including 37 credits in required courses and 6 credits in elective courses.
All DNP students are expected to complete a minimum of 1,000 post-baccalaureate practice hours as part of their academic program. Most advanced practice RN students will already have completed 500 hours in their master of science in nursing (MSN) program and the remaining 500 hours are included in the curriculum requirements for the DNP.
|NURS 6202||Concepts in Population Health|
|NURS 6241||The Health Care Enterprise|
|NURS 8401||Organizational Concepts in Nursing|
|NURS 8402||Knowledge Management in Nursing|
|NURS 8403||Translating Research into Practice|
|NURS 8404||Health Services Research and Policy for Nurses|
|NURS 8405||Health Care Quality Improvement|
|NURS 8498||Research Project Proposal|
|NURS 8499||Clinical Research Project ((taken twice))|
|6 credits in elective courses.|