Course Plan for Post-Baccalaureate DNP – Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Specialization

The 79 credit post-baccalaureate DNP program may be completed in four years of part-time study over 12 continuous semesters. Although all students will be enrolled in the same courses, each post-baccalaureate DNP student will choose a scholarly project (DNP Scholarly Project) which is designed through student and faculty committee collaboration. Projects are designed to improve the quality and delivery of a selected aspect of health care.

SemesterCoursesCredits
Year I
INUR 510: Advanced Pathophysiology
NUR 615: Advanced Pharmacology
NUR 618: Scientific Foundations of Advanced Pharmacology
3
3
1
Total 7
IINUR 679: Health Promotion/Disease Prevention/Epidemiology
NUR 711: Role of the DNP
NUR 678: Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning
3
2
3
Total 8
IIINUR 751: Healthcare Economics for the DNP
NUR 665: Clinical Procedures (125 clinical hours)
3
4
Total 7
Year II
IVNUR 625: Evidence-Based Inquiry In Nursing Practice
NUR 667: Adult Gerontology Acute Care I Clinical (125 hours)
4
5
Total 9
VNUR 626: Differential Diagnosis for The Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (62.5 clinical hours)
NUR 668: Adult Gerontology Acute Care II Clinical (125 hours)
3
5
Total 8
VINUR 669: Adult Gerontology Acute Care II - Clinical (125 hours)
NUR 727: Nursing Informatics for the DNP
5
3
Total 8
Year III
VIINUR 721: Scientific Foundations for the DNP NUR 680: S/T Advanced Concepts of Clinical Nursing V (Behavioral Health) NUR 733: Translational Research for the DNP 3
2
4
Total 9
VIIINUR 734: Legal & Ethical Issues for Advanced Practice Nursing
NUR 747: Evaluation Methods for the DNP
3
3
Total 6
IXNUR 741: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
NUR 742: Global Leadership Strategies and Diversity Awareness
3
3
Total 6
Year IV
XNUR 737: DNP Scholarly Project I
NUR 753: DNP Scholarly Project II - Clinical (125 hours)
2
2
Total 4
XINUR 803: Residency Clinical (250 hours) 4
Total 4
XIINUR 807: DNP Scholarly Project III- Clinical (125 hours) 3
Total 3
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS = 79