College of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice

Typical Program of Study

  • The DNP Program requires completion of 45 quarter credit hours and a combined total of 1000 clinical hours. The program of study includes up to 10 credits per quarter over 6 quarters. Variations from this plan will be considered on an individual basis. Up to 9 credits taken at the Master’s level within the past 6 years may be applied to satisfy program requirements based on review of transcripts and course syllabi.

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    Post-Master's Health Systems Leader DNP - Typical Program of Study

    First Year

    Summer Quarter Fall Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter
      NURS 6017- Health Care Economics and Finance (3)
    NURS 6130 - Philosophy of Nursing (3)
    NURS 6160- Leadership in Health Care Systems (3)
    NURS 6014 - Critical Inquiry I (3)
    NURS 6018- Health Program Planning and Development (3)
    NURS 6120 - Population Based Health Care (4)
    NURS 6015- Critical Inquiry II (4)
    NURS 6011 - Nursing Infomatics (3)
    NURS 6190 - Quality Improvement Processes and Methodologies (3)
      Total Credits: 9 Total Credits: 10 Total Credits: 10

    Second Year

    Summer Quarter Fall Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter
      NURS 6002 - Vulnerability, Culture and Nursing (2)
    NURS 6010- Ethics and Health Care Policy (4)
    NURS 6701- DNP Capstone Seminar and Internship I (3)
    5000-6000 Level - Elective (3)
    NURS 6702- DNP Capstone Seminar and Internship II (2-4)
    NURS 6703- DNP Capstone Seminar
    and Internship III (2-4)
    DNP Capstone Presentation
      Total Credits: 9 Total Credits: 5-7 Total Credits: 2-4

    A typical program of study is subject to change based on faculty and other resource availability.