Admission to the Doctor of Nursing Practice is competitive; only a limited number of applicants will be admitted to the program. Students must meet all university requirements for a doctoral degree. In addition, students must: pass, during the last trimester of the student's program, the capstone project, which will be reviewed by a panel of three nursing faculty members; complete degree requirements within five (5) years of application for candidacy; may repeat only one nursing course in which a grade of "F" is received.

 

Required Courses Post-Master's Entry (44 - 47 Hours)

 

Core Courses (29 Hours)

  • DNP 8171 Healthcare Leadership (3)
  • DNP 8172 Diversity, Spirituality & Social Issues (3)
  • DNP 8173 Policy, Power & Politics in Nursing Leadership (3)
  • DNP 9181 Advanced Evidenced-Based Nursing Practice (3)
  • HLSC 7500 Inter-Professional Collaboration (3)
  • HLSC 8400 Information Management Nursing Decision Support (3)
  • HLSC 8300 Epidemiology (3)
  • HLSC 8350 Responsible Conduct of Research (3)
  • STAT 8260 Advanced Statistics in Behavioral Health (3) or HLAD 7105 Applied Research Methods for Health Administration (3)
  • DNP 9180 Nursing Leadership Internship (2)

Role Development Courses (10 – 13 Hours)

Practitioner/Educator Role

  • NURS 8610 Curriculum Development in Nursing (3)
  • NURS 8611 Instructional Methods in Nursing (3)
  • NURS 8612 Measurement & Evaluation in Nursing (3)
  • DNP 9510 Practitioner/Educator Role Residency (4)

Community Behavior


  • HLSC 8750 Healthcare Organizational Behavior (3)
  • DNP 9280 Population-Based Healthcare Delivery Systems (3)
  • DNP 9281 Risk Management in Population Health (3) or HLSC 9200 Healthcare Security & Disaster Preparedness (3)
  • DNP 9520 Community Role Residency (4)
Leadership/Administration Role

  • DNP 8300 Nursing Leadership, Innovation & Entrepreneurship (3)
  • HLAD 7107 Economics of Health Administration (3)
  • DNP 9530 Leadership/Administrator Role Residency (4)

Direct Practice Role

  • DNP 9840 Care of Vulnerable Populations (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • DNP 9540 Advanced Practice Role Residency (4)
Capstone Courses (5 Hours)
  • DNP 9600 DNP Capstone Proposal Development (1)
  • DNP 9961 DNP Capstone Project (4)

Total – 44 - 47 Hours


Required Courses Post-Baccalaureate Entry (86- 89 Hours)

The post-baccalaureate option requires that the following courses (under Clinical Nurse Specialist OR Nursing Administration) be completed prior and in addition to those required for the Post-Master’s Option:

Clinical Nurse Specialist (42 Hours)

  • NURS 6145 Theoretical Perspectives for Advanced Practice Nursing (3)
  • NURS 6150 Advanced Clinical Pathophysiology (3)
  • NURS 7180 Advanced Health Assessment (4)
  • NURS 7181 Pharmacotherapy in Nursing (3)
  • NURS 7182 Health Care Policy and Nursing (3)
  • NURS 8102 Clinical Issues in Adult Health (3)
  • NURS 8103 Research in Adult Health (3)
  • NURS 8107 Adult Health and Illness I (5)
  • NURS 8108 Adult Health and Illness II (5)
  • NURS 8210 Clinical Specialist in Adult Health (5)
  • NURS 8946 Adult Health Internship and Project (5)

OR

Nursing Administration (42 Hours)

 

  • ONTL 5101 Introduction to Online Learning (2)
  • NURS 6145 Theoretical Perspectives for Advanced Practice Nursing (3)
  • NURS 7182 Health Care Policy and Nursing (3)
  • HLAD 7101 Introduction to Health Care Organization (3)
  • HLAD 7109 Healthcare/Nursing Informatics (3)
  • NURS 8102 Clinical Issues in Adult Health (3)
  • NURS 8103 Research in Adult Health (3)
  • NURS 8350 Nursing Administration I (3)
  • NURS 8400 Nursing Administration II (3)
  • NURS 8550 Nursing Administration Seminar (3)
  • NURS 8956 Nursing Administration Internship & Practicum (3)
  • HLAD 8102 Health Care Program Planning and Evaluation (3)
  • HLAD 8103 Integrated Performance Improvement for Health Care Organizations (3)
  • HLAD 8105 Health Care Human Resource Management (3)
  • Select elective workshop (1) from one of the following:
      Health Sciences 
      Communication Studies
      Addiction Studies
      Management Information Systems
Required Courses Post-Master’s Option (44 - 47 Hours)

(Listed Above)

Total – 86-89 Hours