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DNP Completion Program

This Doctor of Nursing Practice completion program is for advanced nurses with careers in administration who already hold master’s degrees in nursing and national certification in administration. The program is 30-32 credit hours, post-masters, and practicum courses center on adding depth to selected areas of administrative practice, not direct patient care.

Three tracks are available: Clinical Focus, Executive Leadership Focus, and Community Based Public Health.

DNP Completion: Clinical Focus

This Doctor of Nursing Practice completion program is for advanced practice nurses who already hold master’s degrees in nursing and national certification as nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, or clinical nurse specialists. The focus of this program is not to provide sub-specialization clinical courses, but rather to make available doctoral-level theory and coursework needed to produce graduates capable of functioning with the professional clinical practice doctorate.

Clinical Track Curriculum

Required courses:

  • Philosophy and Theory for Advanced Practice
  • Advanced Health Care Policy & Ethics
  • Transcultural and Global Health Care
  • Translational Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Population Health
  • Clinical Practice Management and Information Systems or Advanced Resource Management in Complex Adaptive Systems
  • Health Information Management or Applied Epidemiology & Biostatistics
  • Advanced Clinical Practicum I
  • DNP Project I
  • DNP Project II

DNP Completion: Executive Leadership Focus

The Executive Leadership Focus admits nurses who hold certification in Nursing Administration. These nurses will typically hold clinical leadership positions in tertiary care centers, but this program may also be appropriate for nurse entrepreneurs.

Executive Leadership Track Curriculum

  • Philosophy and Theory for Advanced Practice
  • Advanced Health Care Policy & Ethics
  • Organizational and Leadership Theory
  • Translational Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Health Care Information Management
  • Advanced Resource Management in Complex Systems
  • Advanced Clinical Practicum I
  • DNP Project I
  • DNP Project II

    DNP Completion: Community Based Public Health

    The Community Based Public Health focus will further prepare nurses to evaluate and interpret epidemiological, biostatistical, occupational, and environmental information necessary to improve the health of both individuals and communities.

    Community Based Public Health Curriculum

    • Philosophy and Theory for Advanced Practice
    • Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    • Community Dimensions and Systems Development
    • Advanced Resource Management in Complex Adaptive Systems
    • Advanced Health Care Policy & Ethics
    • Transcultural and Global Health Care
    • Translational Research and Evidence-Based Practice
    • Population Health
    • Advanced Clinical Practicum I
    • DNP Project I
    • DNP Project II

    Contact us:

    For more information about the DNP Completion program, please contact Brenda Hedrick, Graduate Programs Specialist, at bhedrick@okcu.edu or (405) 208-5960 for more information.