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 6202Concepts in Population Health
NURS 6241The Health Care Enterprise
NURS 8401Organizational Concepts in Nursing
NURS 8402Knowledge Management in Nursing
NURS 8403Translating Research into Practice
NURS 8404Health Services Research and Policy for Nurses
NURS 8405Health Care Quality Improvement
NURS 8498Research Project Proposal
NURS 8499Clinical Research Project ((taken twice))
6 credits in elective courses.