Nursing  
Curriculum

A nurse practitioner talks with a patient.The best education includes in-person interaction between professors and students, and among students with each other. However, online courses promote educational access and build technology skills. The ideal program prepares students to use both methods, since they themselves will likely be called upon to teach in both venues in their future positions.

Therefore, the DNP program combines educational delivery methods, allowing students to remain employed and live in their own communities. Please note: 

  • The 7000-9000 level courses are hybrid.
  • Students taking 7000-9000 level courses come to campus for a three-day intensive every fall, spring, and summer during which all courses for that semester meet. The remainder of each course is completed online.

The dates for the upcoming on-campus intensives are as follows:

August 21-23, 2014

 

Typical Completion Plan

Students typically take one or two courses each semester, with the summer semester as a notable exception. Courses are scheduled as followed (subject to change):

Typical Clinical DNP Completion Plan

YEAR 1

Fall
    NURS 7103 (3 credit hours) Philosophy of Science
    NURS 7113 (3) Advanced Health Care Policy

Spring
    NURS 7123 (3) Advanced Theory Development
    NURS 7253 (3) Translation Research and Evidence-Based Practice

Summer
    NURS 8413 (3) Population Health
    NURS 7212 (2) Transcultural Health Care
    NURS 7231-3 (1-3) Grant Writing

YEAR 2

Fall
    NURS 8423 (3) Clinical Practice Management and Information Systems
    NURS 8443 (3) Advanced Clinical Practicum I

Spring
    NURS 8453 (3) Advanced Clinical Practicum II
    NURS 9103 (3) DNP Capstone Project

Typical Administrative DNP Completion Plan

YEAR 1

Fall
    NURS 7103 Philosophy of Science
    NURS 7113 Advanced Health Care Policy

Spring

    NURS 7123 Advanced Theory and Development
    NURS 7253 Translational Research and Evidence- Based Practice

Summer
    NURS 7243 Organizational and Leadership Theory
    NURS 7453 Health Care Information Management

YEAR 2

Fall
    NURS 8343 Advanced Resource Management in Complex Systems
    NURS 8443 Advanced Clinical Practicum I

Spring
    NURS 8453 Advanced Clinical Practicum II
    NURS 9103 DNP Capstone Project