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Requirements for DNP Program – 2015-2016

Required Coursework – All DNP students take the required courses1

BIOS 806BIOSTATISTICS I3
EPI 820EPIDEMIOLOGY IN PUBLIC HEALTH3
NRSG 701IMPLEMENTING EVIDENCED-BASED PRACTICE3
NRSG 702METHODS FOR ASSESSING CLINICAL PRACTICE OUTCOMES3
NRSG 703CHANGING COMPLEX SYSTEMS TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY4
NRSG 704CLINICAL INQUIRY10
NRSG 709HEALTH CARE POLICY3
NRSG 731TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP3
NRSG 755HEALTH CARE ECONOMICS AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT3
Total Credit Hours35
1

BSN to DNP student have an integrated plan of study that includes the required DNP courses and additional courses to meet MSN essentials. Refer to BSN to DNP program plans of study.

 Adult-Gero Acute Care NP: BSN to DNP Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
NRSG 605 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES I 3
NRSG 609 HEALTH PROMOTION FOR POPULATION 3
Graduate Statistics 3
 Credit Hours9
Spring
NRSG 709 HEALTH CARE POLICY 3
NRSG 606 APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES 3
EPI 820 EPIDEMIOLOGY IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
 Credit Hours9
Second Year
Summer
NRSG 731 TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP 3
NRSG 607 ADVANCED ASSESSMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN 3
 Credit Hours6
Fall
NRSG 701 IMPLEMENTING EVIDENCED-BASED PRACTICE 3
NRSG 702 METHODS FOR ASSESSING CLINICAL PRACTICE OUTCOMES 3
NRSG 616 ADULT-GERONTOLOGY COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT, RISK MANAGEMENT AND HEALTH PROMOTION 1
NRSG 617 ADULT-GERONTOLOGY ACROSS THE LIFESPAN I: COMMON ADULT HEALTH PROBLEMS 1
NRSG 631 ADULT-GERONTOLOGY ACUTE CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER (NP) COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT PRACTICUM 3
 Credit Hours11
Spring
NRSG 703 CHANGING COMPLEX SYSTEMS TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY 4
NRSG 618 ADULT-GERONTOLOGY ACROSS THE LIFESPAN II: ACUTE AND EPISODIC ADULT HEALTH PROBLEMS 2
NRSG 620 ADULT GERONTOLOGY ACUTE CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER (NP) I 3
 Credit Hours9
Third Year
Summer
NRSG 704 CLINICAL INQUIRY 2
 Credit Hours2
Fall
NRSG 755 HEALTH CARE ECONOMICS AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 3
NRSG 704 CLINICAL INQUIRY 2
NRSG 615 ADULT-GERONTOLOGY ACROSS THE LIFESPAN III: TRANSITIONAL CARE OF ADULTS WITH CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS 2
NRSG 624 ADULT-GERONTOLOGY ACUTE CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER (NP) II 3
 Credit Hours10
Spring
NRSG 704 CLINICAL INQUIRY 3
NRSG 633 ADULT-GERONTOLOGY ACROSS THE LIFESPAN IV: ADULT-GERIATRIC SYNDROMES 2
NRSG 628 ADULT-GERONTOLOGY ACUTE CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER (NP) III 5
 Credit Hours10
 Total Credit Hours66

Adult-Gero Clinical Nurse Specialist: BSN to DNP Program

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
NRSG 605 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES I 3
NRSG 609 HEALTH PROMOTION FOR POPULATION 3
Graduate Statistics 3
 Credit Hours9
Spring
NRSG 709 HEALTH CARE POLICY 3
NRSG 606 APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES 3
EPI 820 EPIDEMIOLOGY IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
 Credit Hours9
Second Year
Fall
NRSG 701 IMPLEMENTING EVIDENCED-BASED PRACTICE 3
NRSG 702 METHODS FOR ASSESSING CLINICAL PRACTICE OUTCOMES 3
NRSG 616
ADULT-GERONTOLOGY COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT, RISK MANAGEMENT AND HEALTH PROMOTION
or ADULT-GERONTOLOGY COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT, RISK MANAGEMENT AND HEALTH PROMOTION
1
NRSG 617
ADULT-GERONTOLOGY ACROSS THE LIFESPAN I: COMMON ADULT HEALTH PROBLEMS
or ADULT-GERONTOLOGY ACROSS THE LIFESPAN I: COMMON ADULT HEALTH PROBLEMS
1
NRSG 632
ADULT-GERONTOLOGY CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST (CNS) COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT PRACTICUM
or ADULT-GERONTOLOGY CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST (CNS) COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT PRACTICUM
3
 Credit Hours11
Spring
NRSG 703 CHANGING COMPLEX SYSTEMS TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY (2cr/2cr clinical) 4
NRSG 618
ADULT-GERONTOLOGY ACROSS THE LIFESPAN II: ACUTE AND EPISODIC ADULT HEALTH PROBLEMS
or ADULT-GERONTOLOGY ACROSS THE LIFESPAN II: ACUTE AND EPISODIC ADULT HEALTH PROBLEMS
2
NRSG 621
ADULT-GERONTOLOGY CLINCIAL NURSE SPECIALIST (CNS) I
or ADULT-GERONTOLOGY CLINCIAL NURSE SPECIALIST (CNS) I
3
 Credit Hours9
Summer
NRSG 731 TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP 3
NRSG 607 ADVANCED ASSESSMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN 3
 Credit Hours6
Third Year
Fall
NRSG 755 HEALTH CARE ECONOMICS AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 3
NRSG 704 CLINICAL INQUIRY 2
NRSG 615 ADULT-GERONTOLOGY ACROSS THE LIFESPAN III: TRANSITIONAL CARE OF ADULTS WITH CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS 2
NRSG 625 ADULT-GERONTOLOGY CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST (CNS) II 3
 Credit Hours10
Spring
NRSG 704 CLINICAL INQUIRY 3
NRSG 633 ADULT-GERONTOLOGY ACROSS THE LIFESPAN IV: ADULT-GERIATRIC SYNDROMES 2
NRSG 629 ADULT-GERONTOLOGY CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST (CNS) III 5
 Credit Hours10
Summer
NRSG 704 CLINICAL INQUIRY 2
 Credit Hours2
 Total Credit Hours66

 Adult-Gero Primary Care NP: BSN to DNP Program

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
NRSG 605 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES I 3
NRSG 609 HEALTH PROMOTION FOR POPULATION 3
Graduate Statistics 3
 Credit Hours9
Spring
NRSG 709 HEALTH CARE POLICY 3
NRSG 606 APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES 3
EPI 820 EPIDEMIOLOGY IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
 Credit Hours9
Second Year
Summer
NRSG 731 TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP 3
NRSG 607 ADVANCED ASSESSMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN 3
 Credit Hours6
Fall
NRSG 701 IMPLEMENTING EVIDENCED-BASED PRACTICE 3
NRSG 702 METHODS FOR ASSESSING CLINICAL PRACTICE OUTCOMES 3
NRSG 616 ADULT-GERONTOLOGY COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT, RISK MANAGEMENT AND HEALTH PROMOTION 1
NRSG 617 ADULT-GERONTOLOGY ACROSS THE LIFESPAN I: COMMON ADULT HEALTH PROBLEMS 1
NRSG 630 ADULT-GERONTOLOGY PRIMARY CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER (NP) COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT PRACTICUM 3
 Credit Hours11
Spring
NRSG 703 CHANGING COMPLEX SYSTEMS TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY 4
NRSG 618 ADULT-GERONTOLOGY ACROSS THE LIFESPAN II: ACUTE AND EPISODIC ADULT HEALTH PROBLEMS 2
NRSG 619 ADULT GERONTOLOGY PRIMARY CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER (NP) I 3
 Credit Hours9
Third Year
Summer
NRSG 704 CLINICAL INQUIRY 2
 Credit Hours2
Fall
NRSG 755 HEALTH CARE ECONOMICS AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 3
NRSG 704 CLINICAL INQUIRY 2
NRSG 615 ADULT-GERONTOLOGY ACROSS THE LIFESPAN III: TRANSITIONAL CARE OF ADULTS WITH CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS 2
NRSG 623 ADULT-GERONTOLOGY PRIMARY CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER (NP) II 3
 Credit Hours10
Spring
NRSG 704 CLINICAL INQUIRY 3
NRSG 633 ADULT-GERONTOLOGY ACROSS THE LIFESPAN IV: ADULT-GERIATRIC SYNDROMES 2
NRSG 627 ADULT-GERONTOLOGY PRIMARY CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER (NP) III 5
 Credit Hours10
 Total Credit Hours66

 Family NP: BSN to DNP Program

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
Orientation and Immersion to DNP Program  
NRSG 605 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES I 3
NRSG 609 HEALTH PROMOTION FOR POPULATION 3
Graduate Statistics 3
 Credit Hours9
Spring
NRSG 709 HEALTH CARE POLICY 3
NRSG 606 APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES 3
EPI 820 EPIDEMIOLOGY IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
 Credit Hours9
Second Year
Summer
NRSG 731 TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP 3
NRSG 607 ADVANCED ASSESSMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN 3
 Credit Hours6
Fall
NRSG 701 IMPLEMENTING EVIDENCED-BASED PRACTICE 3
NRSG 702 METHODS FOR ASSESSING CLINICAL PRACTICE OUTCOMES 3
NRSG 637 HEALTH PROMOTION IN PRIMARY CARE FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES 5
 Credit Hours11
Spring
NRSG 703 CHANGING COMPLEX SYSTEMS TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY 4
NRSG 639 PRIMARY HEALTH CARE OF OLDER FAMILIES 3-6
 Credit Hours7-10
Third Year
Summer
NRSG 704 CLINICAL INQUIRY 2
 Credit Hours2
Fall
NRSG 755 HEALTH CARE ECONOMICS AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 3
NRSG 704 CLINICAL INQUIRY 2
NRSG 638 PRIMARY HEALTH CARE OF YOUNG FAMILIES 3-7
 Credit Hours8-12
Spring
NRSG 704 CLINICAL INQUIRY 3
NRSG 640 ADVANCED PRIMARY HEALTH CARE OF FAMILIES 6
 Credit Hours9
 Total Credit Hours61-68

Nurse Leader/Administrator/Executive: BSN to DNP Program

EXEMPLAR Plan of Study: Full Time

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
Orientation and Immersion to DNP Program  
NRSG 652 ORGANIZATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS 4
NRSG 609 HEALTH PROMOTION FOR POPULATION 3
Graduate Statistics 3
 Credit Hours10
Spring
NRSG 651 HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS AND POLICY 3
EPI 820 EPIDEMIOLOGY IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
NRSG 654 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH INFORMATICS 3
 Credit Hours9
Second Year
Summer
NRSG 731 TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP 3
NRSG 653 ANALYZING ISSUES IN NURSING ADMINISTRATION 2
 Credit Hours5
Fall
NRSG 701 IMPLEMENTING EVIDENCED-BASED PRACTICE 3
NRSG 702 METHODS FOR ASSESSING CLINICAL PRACTICE OUTCOMES 3
 Credit Hours6
Spring
NRSG 703 CHANGING COMPLEX SYSTEMS TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY 4
NRSG 709 HEALTH CARE POLICY 3
 Credit Hours7
Third Year
Summer
NRSG 704 CLINICAL INQUIRY 2
 Credit Hours2
Fall
NRSG 656 DEVELOPING SYSTEMS AND INFRASTRUCTURES IN HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS 5
NRSG 755 HEALTH CARE ECONOMICS AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 3
NRSG 704 CLINICAL INQUIRY 2
 Credit Hours10
Spring
NRSG 704 CLINICAL INQUIRY 3
NRSG 657 PRACTICUM IN MANAGING AND EVALUATING IN HEALTH CARE 5
NRSG XXX Advanced Leadership Skills (2/1)3
 Credit Hours11
 Total Credit Hours60

 Pediatric Primary Care NP: BSN to DNP Program

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
Orientation and Immersion to DNP Program:  
NRSG 605 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES I 3
NRSG 609 HEALTH PROMOTION FOR POPULATION 3
Graduate Statistics 3
 Credit Hours9
Spring
NRSG 709 HEALTH CARE POLICY 3
NRSG 606 APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES 3
EPI 820 EPIDEMIOLOGY IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
 Credit Hours9
Second Year
Summer
NRSG 731 TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP 3
NRSG 607 ADVANCED ASSESSMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN 3
 Credit Hours6
Fall
NRSG 701 IMPLEMENTING EVIDENCED-BASED PRACTICE 3
NRSG 702 METHODS FOR ASSESSING CLINICAL PRACTICE OUTCOMES 3
NRSG 671 PRIMARY CARE AND HEALTH PROMOTION IN CHILDREN'S HEALTH 5
 Credit Hours11
Spring
NRSG 703 CHANGING COMPLEX SYSTEMS TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY 4
NRSG 672 PRIMARY CARE OF CHILDREN II: ACUTE HEALTH PROBLEMS 2-5
 Credit Hours6-9
Third Year
Summer
NRSG 704 CLINICAL INQUIRY 2
 Credit Hours2
Fall
NRSG 755 HEALTH CARE ECONOMICS AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 3
NRSG 704 CLINICAL INQUIRY 2
NRSG 673 PRIMARY CARE OF CHILDREN III: CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS 6
 Credit Hours11
Spring
NRSG 704 CLINICAL INQUIRY 3
NRSG 684 ADVANCED WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S HEALTH PRACTICUM 6
 Credit Hours9
 Total Credit Hours63-66

 Psychiatric Mental Health NP: BSN to DNP Program

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
Orientation and Immersion to DNP Program:  
NRSG 605 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES I 3
NRSG 609 HEALTH PROMOTION FOR POPULATION 3
Graduate Statistics 3
 Credit Hours9
Spring
NRSG 709 HEALTH CARE POLICY 3
NRSG 606 APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES 3
EPI 820 EPIDEMIOLOGY IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
 Credit Hours9
Second Year
Summer
NRSG 731 TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP 3
NRSG 607 ADVANCED ASSESSMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN 3
 Credit Hours6
Fall
NRSG 701 IMPLEMENTING EVIDENCED-BASED PRACTICE 3
NRSG 702 METHODS FOR ASSESSING CLINICAL PRACTICE OUTCOMES 3
NRSG 662 COUNSELING MODELS IN ADVANCED PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSING 2-3
NRSG 665 NEUROSCIENCE PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING 2
 Credit Hours10-11
Spring
NRSG 703 CHANGING COMPLEX SYSTEMS TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY 4
NRSG 663 ADVANCED PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSING WITH ADULTS 2-4
NRSG 668 PRACTICUM IN ADVANCED PSYCHATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSING 1 1-8
 Credit Hours7-16
Third Year
Summer
NRSG 704 CLINICAL INQUIRY 2
 Credit Hours2
Fall
NRSG 755 HEALTH CARE ECONOMICS AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 3
NRSG 704 CLINICAL INQUIRY 2
NRSG 664 ADVANCED PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSING WITH CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS 4
NRSG 668 PRACTICUM IN ADVANCED PSYCHATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSING 1-8
 Credit Hours10-17
Spring
NRSG 704 CLINICAL INQUIRY 3
NRSG 668 PRACTICUM IN ADVANCED PSYCHATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSING 2 1-8
 Credit Hours4-11
 Total Credit Hours57-81
1

7 cr. Total needed for NRSG 668, which can be taken over 1 or more semesters.

2

3-5 cr. to result in 7 cr. NRSG 668 total during program of study

 Women’s Health NP: BSN to DNP Program

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
Orientation and Immersion to DNP Program:  
NRSG 605 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES I 3
NRSG 609 HEALTH PROMOTION FOR POPULATION 3
Graduate Statistics 3
 Credit Hours9
Spring
NRSG 709 HEALTH CARE POLICY 3
NRSG 606 APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES 3
EPI 820 EPIDEMIOLOGY IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
 Credit Hours9
Second Year
Summer
NRSG 731 TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP 3
NRSG 607 ADVANCED ASSESSMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN 3
 Credit Hours6
Fall
NRSG 701 IMPLEMENTING EVIDENCED-BASED PRACTICE 3
NRSG 702 METHODS FOR ASSESSING CLINICAL PRACTICE OUTCOMES 3
NRSG 676 PRIMARY CARE AND HEALTH PROMOTION IN WOMEN'S HEALTH 2-4
 Credit Hours8-10
Spring
NRSG 703 CHANGING COMPLEX SYSTEMS TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY 4
NRSG 677 ACUTE CARE AND HEALTH PROMOTION IN WOMEN 3-6
 Credit Hours7-10
Third Year
Summer
NRSG 704 CLINICAL INQUIRY 2
 Credit Hours2
Fall
NRSG 755 HEALTH CARE ECONOMICS AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 3
NRSG 704 CLINICAL INQUIRY 2
NRSG 678 CHRONIC CARE AND HEALTH PROMOTION IN WOMEN 2-6
 Credit Hours7-11
Spring
NRSG 704 CLINICAL INQUIRY 3
NRSG 684 ADVANCED WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S HEALTH PRACTICUM 1-6
 Credit Hours4-9
 Total Credit Hours52-66