Curriculum

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.

The BSN-to-DNP program combines educational delivery methods, allowing students to remain employed and live in their own communities.

  • 5000-6000 level courses are taught face-to-face on campus on one day per week.
  • 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.

TYPICAL COMPLETION PLAN

Students may take two courses each semester. Courses will be scheduled as followed (subject to change):

Typical Completion Program, Two Courses Per Semester

YEAR 1

Fall
    NURS 5004 Communication and Informatics in Health Professions
    NURS 6201 Advanced Pathophysiology

Spring
    NURS 5103 Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice
    NURS 6213 Pharmacology for Advanced Practice

Summer
    NURS 7113 Advanced Health Care Policy
    NURS 7213 Transcultural and Global Health Care

YEAR 2

Fall
    NURS 6215 Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning
    NURS 8403 Population Health 

Spring
    NURS 6242 Health Promotion & Primary Care of Women (8 weeks)
    NURS 6323 Research Integration in Nursing Practice
    NURS 6342 Women's Primary Care (8 weeks)
    NURS 6001 Service Learning (Optional)

Summer
    NURS 7103 Philosophy of Science 
    NURS 6342 Women's Primary Care (8 weeks)*

YEAR 3

Fall
    NURS 6223 Health Promotion and Primary Care of Adults (8 weeks) 
    NURS 6252 Health Promotion and Primary Care of Children (8 weeks)
    NURS 6001 Service Learning (Optional)
    NURS 6342 Women's Primary Care (8 weeks)*

Spring
     NURS 6233 Adult Primary Care
     NURS 7123 Advanced Theory Development 

Summer
    NURS 6352 Children's Primary Care
    NURS 8423 Clinical Practice Management

YEAR 4

Fall
    NURS 6362 Geriatric Primary Care
    NURS 7253 Translational Research & Evidence-Based Practice
    NURS 6001 Service Learning (Optional)
    NURS 6352 Children's Primary Care*

Spring
    NURS 6254 Primary Care in Advanced Practice Settings
    NURS 9103 DNP Project

Summer
    NURS 9102 DNP Project II

*These courses will be offered as needed.