MSN-DNP Program Information


The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree provides a foundation for leadership development and refinement of clinical management skills for registered nurses with an earned MSN in a clinical area. The program will allow exploration of a vulnerable population and build program development competencies based on an empirical knowledge base. In addition, advanced leadership and managment skills will be a central focus of clinical practice. The degree program will be offered primarily in an asynchronous online format augmented by synchronous online teaching. 

Program Curriculum

The 32 credit hour curriculum consists of 10 courses (528 clinical practicum/residency hours).

NURS 7XXX Clinical Practicum Bridge for DNP (optional clinical hour course)

NURS 7441 Epidemiology/Vulnerable Populations

NURS 73XX Foundations for Systems Leadership

NURS 73XX Quality in Healthcare

NURS 73XX Clinical Inquiry for DNP

NURS 72XX Data Management & Analysis

NURS 74XX Project I: Translation of Evidence

NURS 74XX Project II: Implementation of Evidence

NURS 73XX Project III: Evaluation & Sustainment 

NURS 73XX Healthcare Economics & Finance

NURS 73XX Health Policy & Leadership