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Curriculum, Post-Baccalaureate RN to DNP

The Post-Baccalaureate RN to DNP Curriculum Overview for Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) CRNP Option

(74 Credits, 1232 Clinical Hours) In addition 3 credits each semester in Capstone Project Advisement until the practice improvement project is complete.

Core (10 Credits)

NURS 636 Dynamics of Family Health Care (3) 

NURS 638 Issues in Health Care for Underserved Populations (3) 

NURS 663 Advanced Nursing Practice: Current Perspectives (1) 

NURS 690 Population Health and Epidemiology (3)

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Core Courses (9 Credits)

NURS 601 Advanced Pathophysiology (3)

NURS 608 Advanced Health Assessment (3)

NURS 639 Advanced Pharmacology (3)

Specialty

Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Role and Population Focused Area (18 credits), (672 direct clinical hours) Family (Individual Across the Lifespan)

NURS 648 Advanced Family Nursing I (4) – 112 clinical hours

NURS 658 Advanced Family Nursing Practicum (2) – 112 clinical hours

NURS 649 Advanced Family Nursing II (6) – 224 clinical hours

NURS 655 Advanced Family Nursing II (6) – 224 clinical hours

DNP Core (21 Credits)

NURS 702 Nursing Science I: Epistemology (3)

NURS 708 Health Policy (3)

NURS 713 Complex Health Care Systems and Organizational Change (3)

NURS 732 Evidence-based Practice I (3)

NURS 734 Evidence-based Practice II (3)

NURS 736 Informatics (3)

NURS 740 Ethics and Genetics in Advanced Practice (3)

DNP Specialty (16 credits, 560 minimal clinical direct and/or systems-based care clinical hours)

NURS 885 Doctor of Nursing Practice I (4) – 112 Clinical Hours

NURS 886 Doctor of Nursing Practice II (6)  – 224 Clinical Hours

NURS 887 Doctor of Nursing Practice III (6)  – 224 Clinical Hours

Note: NURS 889 DNP Advising (3 credits) is required only if student does not complete capstone Practice Improvement Project in NURS 887

(FNP 672 Direct clinical hours to individuals and families, plus DNP minimum 560 hours in direct and/or systems-based care) 

Post-Baccalaureate RN-DNP (CNS Option)

(66 Credits, 1,000 Clinical Hours. In addition, 3 credits each semester in Capstone Project Advisement until the practice improvement project is complete.)

MSN Core Courses (4 Credits)

NURS 690 Population Health and Epidemiology (3)

NURS 663 Advanced Practice Nursing: Current Perspectives (1)

APRN Core Courses (9 Credits)

NURS 601 Advanced Pathophysiology (3)

NURS 608 Advanced Health Assessment (3)

NURS 639 Advanced Pharmacology (3)

MSN/DNP Core Courses (15)

NURS 702 Epistemology (3)

NURS 732 Evidence Based Practice I (3)

NURS 713 Complex Health Care Systems and Organizational Change (3)

NURS 736 Informatics (3)

NURS 708 Health Policy: A Nursing Perspective (3)

CNS Role/Population Focused Courses (16 Credits)

NURS 656 (4) – 125 clinical hours

NURS 657 (4) – 125 clinical hours

NURS 661 (4) – 125 clinical hours

NURS 683 (4) – 125 clinical hours

 (MSN stop out)

DNP Core (6 Credits)

NURS 734 Evidence Based II Translational Research (3)

NURS 740 Ethics and Genetics in Advanced Practice (3)

DNP Clinical Sequence (16 credits)

NURS 885 DNP I (4) – 112 Clinical Hours

NURS 886 DNP II (6) – 224 Clinical Hours

NURS 887 DNP III (6) – 224 Clinical Hours

NURS 889 DNP Advising (3+ credits)

(CNS 500 Clinical Hours plus DNP minimum 500 Clinical Hours)