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Doctor of Nursing Practice - Program Details

The DNP program is 40 semester hours and is online.  The degree can be completed in two and a half years of part-time study with five semesters of 6-7 credits per semester and two summer semesters of 3 credits each.

Degree Completion

40 Credits
Total for DNP Program

525 Clinical Hours
Total for DNP Program

Program Details - Fall Start

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Year 1 - Fall

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 632: Statistics and Methods for the DNP Project 4
Elective (or transfer credit from MS transcript) 3
TOTAL 4/7

Year 1 - Spring

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 711: Organizational Behavior & Systems Leadership 3
NURS 620: Legal & Ethical Issues 3
TOTAL 6

Year 1 - Summer

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 608: Epidemiology and Population Health 3
NURS 713: Advancements in Information, Quality, and Safety 3
TOTAL 6

Year 2 - Fall

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 637: Scholarly Writing and Program Development 3
NURS 710: Foundations of the DNP Project (75 hours) 3
TOTAL 6

Year 2 - Spring

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 605: Health Policy 3
NURS 722: DNP Project I (150 hours) 3
TOTAL 6

Year 2 - Summer

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 723: DNP Project II (150 hours) 3
TOTAL 3

Year 3 - Fall

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 725: DNP Project II (150 hours) 3
TOTAL 3

Year 3 - Spring

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 730: Project Defense 1
NURS 651: Genetics/Genomics for the APRN 2
TOTAL 3

Course Prerequisites

COURSE Prerequisite
NURS 608 NURS 632
NURS 710

NURS 608
NURS 632

NURS 722

NURS 710

NURS 723

NURS 722

NURS 725

NURS 723

Program Details - Spring Start

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Year 1 - Spring

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 711: Organizational Behavior & Systems Leadership 3
NURS 620: Legal & Ethical Issues 3
TOTAL 6

Year 1 - Summer

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 608: Epidemiology and Population Health 3
NURS 651: Genetics/Genomics for the APRN 2
TOTAL 5

Year 1 - Fall

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 710: Foundations for the DNP Project (75 hours) 3
NURS 632: Statistics and Methods for the DNP Project 4
TOTAL 7

Year 2 - Spring

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 605: Health Policy 3
NURS 722: DNP Project I (150 hours) 3
TOTAL 6

Year 2 - Summer

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 713: Advancements in Information, Quality, and Safety 3
NURS 723: DNP Project II (150 hours) 3
TOTAL 6

Year 2 - Fall

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 637: Scholarly Writing and Program Development 3
NURS 725: DNP Project III (150 hours) 3
TOTAL 6

Year 3 - Spring

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 730: Project Defense 1
Elective (or transfer credit from MS transcript) 3
TOTAL 4

Course Prerequisites

COURSE Prerequisite
NURS 608 NURS 632
NURS 710

NURS 608
NURS 632

NURS 722

NURS 710

NURS 723

NURS 722

NURS 725

NURS 723

Program Details - Summer Start

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Year 1 - Summer

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 608: Epidemiology and Population Health 3
NURS 651: Genetics/Genomics for the APRN 2
TOTAL 5

Year 1 - Fall

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 710: Foundations for the DNP Project (75 hours) 3
NURS 632: Statistics and Methods for the DNP Project 4
TOTAL 7

Year 1 - Spring

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 711: Organizational Behavior & Systems Leadership 3
NURS 620: Legal & Ethical Issues 3
NURS 722: DNP Project I (150 hours) 3
TOTAL 9

Year 2 - Summer

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 713: Advancements in Information, Quality, and Safety 3
NURS 723: DNP Project II (150 hours) 3
TOTAL 6

Year 2 - Fall

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 725: DNP Project III (150 hours) 3
NURS 637: Scholarly Writing and Program Development 3
TOTAL 6

Year 2 - Spring

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 605: Health Policy 3
NURS 730: Project Defense 1
Elective (or transfer credit from MS transcript) 3
TOTAL 7

Course Prerequisites

COURSE Prerequisite
NURS 608 NURS 632
NURS 710

NURS 608
NURS 632

NURS 722

NURS 710

NURS 723

NURS 722

NURS 725

NURS 723

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