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School of Nursing—Doctoral Degree Programs

With one of the oldest nursing doctoral programs in the country, the School offers two programs to develop nursing leaders who can fulfill the expectations and demands of today's evolving health care system. The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program prepares nurse scholars who will discover and extend scientific knowledge that advances the science and practice of nursing and contributes to other disciplines. Graduates can assume leadership roles within research teams, health care systems, and schools of nursing in academic institutions.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program prepares nurses within a clinical focus (nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, or nurse anesthesia) or a systems focus (nursing administration). Graduates are prepared for advanced practice at a new level of state-of-the-art science expertise with grounding in evidence based practice.

Doctor of Philosophy (PHD)

The PhD program provides a coherent series of courses, seminars, and discussions designed to develop in the student a mature understanding of content, methods, and values of the discipline of nursing and its relation to other fields. The curriculum includes courses in history and philosophy of science, theoretical foundations for research and the structure of knowledge. Additional courses include advanced statistics; quantitative and qualitative research methods; and advanced quantitative methods; research emphasis seminars; instrumentation; and several research practica with experienced research mentors. Students work with faculty nurse researchers and researchers in other disciplines. The dissertation is the culminating requirement in the course of study.

Admission to the PhD Program

Admission to the PhD program is assessed through interviews, references, standardized testing, a written statement of goals, and a second writing sample. Documentation of academic success and achievement of competitive scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within the last five years are necessary.

Prerequisites to the advanced statistical courses in the program plan include two parametric statistical courses, which are to prepare the student in descriptive and inferential statistical analysis. If the student does not possess such a statistics background when entering the program, then the parametric statistics sequences offered in the Department of Biostatistics (BIOST 2041 and BIOST 2042) or in the Department of Psychology in Education (PSYED 2018 and 2019) must be taken and completed with a minimum of a B- grade. Students may fulfill these prerequisites at other universities. An evaluation of the content of a course taken elsewhere must be made by the Director of the PhD Program to determine its comparability with the prerequisite knowledge base needed by all students. Prerequisite statistics course work is reinforced by additional required courses during the student's doctoral program: a 3-credit course in regression analysis (BIOST 2049 or PSYED 2410) and an elective course in either advanced statistics or research methods.. The doctoral faculty strongly recommends that students develop knowledge of and experience with word processing, database management, and computerized literature searches prior to applying to the PhD program.

Length of Program

The post-master's full-time student (MSN to PhD) may complete the program in approximately three to four years. Full-time enrollment is strongly encouraged. The PhD Program requires a minimum of 94 credits (this includes a maximum of 30 credits transferred from a master's degree). The part-time student may complete the program in four to six years. The statute of limitations for completion of the MSN to PhD track is eight consecutive calendar years from the first term of registration for credits that are in the required curriculum plan for the doctoral degree. (See Statute of Limitation/Leaves of Absence in the University bulletin for more information.)

In addition to the requirements for the traditional post MSN to PhD track, the BSN to PhD track (minimum of 94 credits) requires selected coursework from the master's program. These courses do not lead to a master's degree. Students admitted to the BSN to PhD track are expected to enroll full-time. The statute of limitations for completion of this track is 10 consecutive calendar years from the first term of registration for credits that are in the required curriculum plan for the doctoral degree. For more information, see School of Nursing Policy 208. Students in the BSN to PhD track are encouraged to pursue a master's degree in nursing.

Post-MSN to PhD Curriculum

 

TOTAL CREDITS: MINIMUM OF 94 CREDITS (includes 30 from master's degree)

 

 

Fall Term (YR 1)

HPS

1653

Intro to Philosophy of Science

3 cr.

NUR

3022

Qualitative Research Methods

3 cr.

NUR

3049

Research Seminar

1 cr.

NUR 3054 Practicum for Nursing and Health Sciences Education 3 cr.

Spring Term (YR 1)

NUR

3016

Theoretical Foundations for Research

3 cr.

NUR

3020

 Quantitative Research Methods

3 cr.

    Cognate 3 cr.

Summer Term (YR 1)

NUR

3027

Seminar on Structure of Knowledge

3 cr.

*NUR

3042

Research Emphasis Seminar: Chronic Disorders

3 cr.

NUR 3045 Research Practicum
3 cr.

NUR

3050

Grant Writing

1 cr.

    Cognate
3 cr.

Fall Term (YR 2)

NUR 3030 Professional Development  

*NUR

3040

Research Emphasis: Critical Care

3 cr.

*NUR 3043 Research Emphasis Seminar: Women's Health 3 cr.

NUR

3051

Building a Program of Research: Preliminary Studies: Team Building and Human Subject Protections

1 cr.

PSYED

2410

Applied Regression Analysis

3 cr.

    Cognate 3 cr.

Spring Term (YR 2)

 

 

Cognate/Statistics/Methods Elective

3 cr.

*NUR

3041

Research Emphasis Seminar: Adolescent Health

3 cr.

*NUR 3044 Research Emphasis Seminar: Cancer Survivorship 3 cr.
NUR 3045 Research Practicum 3 cr.

NUR

3052

 Manuscript Development

1 cr.

NUR

3115

Advanced Quantitative Methods in Health Science Research

3 cr.

Summer Term (YR 2)

NUR

3010

PhD Dissertation

6 cr.

NUR 3110 Research Instrumentation 3 cr.

Fall Term (YR 3)

NUR

3010

PhD Dissertation

3 cr.

Spring Term (YR 3)

NUR

3010

PhD Dissertation

3 cr.

 

TOTAL CREDITS: MINIMUM OF 94 CREDITS (includes 30 from master's degree)

*One research emphasis course is required.

1PSYED 2410 or BIOST 2049 may be taken.

 

BSN-PhD Curriculum (Students are expected to enroll full-time)

 

 

Fall Term (YR 1)

NUR

2000

Research for Evidence Based Practice 1

2 cr.

NUR

2004

Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan

4 cr.

PSYED

2018

Statistics I: Descriptive & Inferential Statistics; or

3 cr.

BIOST

2041

Intro to Statistical Methods 1

3 cr.

NUR 3049 Research Seminar
1 cr.

 

Spring Term (YR 1)

NUR

2800

Coordinating Clinical Trials

2 cr.

NUR

2801

Coordinating Clinical Trials

2 cr.

PSYED

2019

Statistics 2: Analysis of Variance or

3 cr.

BIOST

2042

Intro to Statistical Methods 2

3 cr.

NUR 2034 Advanced Pharmacology
3 cr.
     

Summer Term (YR 1)

NUR

2077

Research Computing

3 cr.

NUR

3050

Grant Writing

1 cr.

 

 

Cognate

3 cr.

NUR

3045

Research Practicum

3 cr.

 

Fall Term (YR 2)

HPS

1653

Introduction to Philosophy of Science

3 cr.

NUR

3022

Qualitative Research Methods

3 cr.

PSYED

2410

Applied Regression Analysis

3 cr.

BIOSTAT 2049 Applied Regression Analysis  
     

Spring Term (YR 2)

NUR

3016

Theoretical Foundations for Research

3 cr.

NUR

3020

Quantitative Research Methods

3 cr.

NUR

3045

Research Practicum

3 cr.

NUR

3044*

Research Emphasis Seminar: Cancer Survivorship

3 cr.

 

 

Cognate

3 cr.

 

 

 

 

Summer Term (YR 2)

NUR

3110

Research Instrumentation

3 cr.

BIOST

3027

Seminar on Structure of Knowledge

3 cr.

NUR

3042*

Research Emphasis Seminar: Chronic Disorders

3 cr.

    Cognate
3 cr.

 

Fall Term (YR 3)

NUR 3030 Professional Development
3 cr.

NUR

3040*

Research Emphasis: Critical Care *

3 cr.

NUR 3043 Seminar on Structure of Knowledge  

NUR

3051

Building a Program of Research: Preliminary Studies, Team Building and Human Subject Protections

1 cr.

    Cognate/Statistics/Methods Elective
3 cr.

Spring Term (YR 3)

NUR

3115

Advanced Quantitative Methods in Health Science Research

3 cr.

NUR

3041*

Research Emphasis Seminar: Adolescent Health

3 cr.

    Cognate
3 cr.
NUR 3052 Manuscript Development
1 cr.
NUR 3054 Practicum for Nursing and Health Sciences Education
3 cr.
     
Summer Term (YR 3)
NUR 3010 PhD Dissertation
6 cr.
     
Fall Term (YR 4)
NUR 3010 PhD Dissertation
3 cr.
       
Spring Term (YR 4)
NUR 3010 PhD Dissertation
3 cr.

 

TOTAL CREDITS: MINIMUM OF 94 CREDITS

*One research emphasis course is required

Note:

  • Two courses (Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan, Introduction to Genetics and Molecular Therapeutics Advanced Pharmacology, Advanced Topics in Genetics, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Culturally Diverse Populations, or Diagnostic Physical Exam Across the Lifespan) are required.
  • HPS1653 must be taken before NUR 3016 and NUR 3027.
  • The prerequisites for NUR 3110 are NUR 3016 and PSYED 2018 and 2019 or BIOST 2041 and 2042.
  • Either PSYED 2410, or BIOST 2049 may be taken to meet the applied regression requirement.
  • Only one Research Emphasis Seminar is required. These courses are not offered every year.
  • The prerequisite for NUR 3115 is permission of the instructor.
  • See School of Nursing Policy 230 regarding the taking of the Preliminary Examination and School of Nursing Policy 235 regarding the Comprehensive Examination/Overview
  • Note that schools/departments outside the School of Nursing offer courses at their discretion; therefore, students may not be able to take these classes in the order appearing on this plan.
  • NUR 3060:Independent Study and NUR 3045: Research Practicum can be taken for variable credits
  • FTDP (full-time dissertation 0 credits) can only be taken after completing the minimum 12 credits of NUR 3010: Dissertation

Preliminary and Comprehensive Examinations and Dissertation Overview

The preliminary examination is taken after completing required courses: Theoretical Foundations for Research, Research Methods, Qualitative Research Methods, Seminar on Structure of Knowledge, and all statistics prerequisites. The examination is designed to assess the student's breadth of knowledge of the discipline of nursing and potential ability to apply research methods independently. Remediation work may be required if deficiencies are identified that may impede the student's success in program completion. See School of Nursing Policy 230.

The comprehensive examination assesses the student's mastery of the general field of doctoral study, acquisition of depth and breadth of knowledge in a focused area of study, and the ability to use the research methods of the discipline. The comprehensive examination is taken after completion of all required course work and concurrent with the dissertation overview. See School of Nursing Policy 235.

The dissertation overview requires the student to formulate a research plan and to justify the selected approach for studying the topic before the student's dissertation committee.

Dissertation Committee

Prior to the comprehensive examination and the dissertation overview, the student and research advisor propose, subject to approval by the director of the PhD program and the dean, a committee of four or more members, one of whom must be from another school within the University and the majority of whom must be from the School of Nursing. A majority including the major advisor, must also be full members of the Graduate Faculty of the University.

See Doctoral Committee under Regulations Pertaining to Doctoral Degrees of the University bulletin.

Admission to Candidacy for the Doctor of Philosophy

Admission to candidacy for the Doctor of Philosophy degree constitutes a promotion of the student to the most advanced stage of graduate study and provides formal approval to devote essentially exclusive attention to the research and the writing of the dissertation. To qualify for admission to candidacy, students must be in full graduate status, have satisfied the requirement of the preliminary examination, have completed formal courses with a minimum grade point average of 3.00, have passed the comprehensive examination, and have received approval of the proposed dissertation research by the dissertation committee. Admission to candidacy is granted by the Dean.

Residency Requirement

Students seeking the PhD degree are required to engage in a minimum of one term of full-time doctoral study (nine credits), which excludes any other employment except as approved. The doctoral student must notify the PhD program director in writing the term that this occurs.

Dissertation and Abstract

The date and title of the dissertation defense must be submitted to the PhD program director one month prior to the final defense. For definitions and detail on what constitutes an acceptable dissertation, please see Dissertation and Abstract under Regulations Pertaining to Doctoral Degrees of this bulletin.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY NURSING MINOR

Students enrolled in any doctoral program at the University of Pittsburgh may apply for a minor in the nursing PhD program. All courses in the PhD program are open to students enrolled in other doctoral programs at the University. Only one minor can be pursued for each degree. The completed minor appears on the official transcript when the degree is awarded.

PROCEDURE:

Students wishing to enroll in a minor or in nursing PhD courses must contact the Director of the PhD Program, School of Nursing.

The minor in Nursing requires a minimum of 15 credits. Any combination of the following courses may be used toward the minor:

 

NUR 3016

Theoretical Foundations for Research

3 cr.

NUR 3020

Research Methods

3 cr.

NUR 3022

Qualitative Research Methods

3 cr.

NUR 3027

Seminar on Structure of Knowledge

3 cr.

NUR 3030

Research Development

3 cr.

NUR 3040

Research Emphasis: Critical Care

3 cr.

NUR 3041

Research Emphasis Seminar: Adolescent Health

3 cr.

NUR 3042

Research Emphasis Seminar: Chronic Disorders

3 cr.

NUR 3043

Research Emphasis Seminar: Women’s Health

3 cr.

NUR 3044 Research Emphasis Seminar: Cancer Survivorship 3 cr.

NUR 3049

Research Seminar

1 cr.

NUR 3050

Grant Writing

1 cr.

NUR 3051

Building a Program of Research: Preliminary Studies, Team Building and Human Subject Protections

1 cr.

NUR 3052

Manuscript Development

1 cr.

NUR 3110

Research Instrumentation

3 cr.

NUR 3115

Advanced Quantitative Methods in Health
Science Research

3 cr.

 

Prerequisite courses may be required.

School of Nursing faculty may offer independent study (NUR 3060) as negotiated by the student/faculty.

 

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

This practice-focused doctoral program will prepare nursing leaders for the highest level of clinical nursing practice. Throughout the program students will develop the clinical, organizational, economic, and leadership skills to design and implement programs of care delivery which significantly impact health care outcomes and have the potential to transform health care delivery. Graduates with this terminal clinical degree will be prepared for roles in direct care or indirect, systems-focused care.

In today's health care environment advanced practice nurses require complex clinical skills and sophisticated knowledge of the evidence-base for practice. Graduates of the DNP will be able to affect the health care delivery system by being superb clinicians, by evaluating the evidence base for nursing practice, by becoming leaders in the clinical arenas, by establishing standards and policies, and by meeting the needs of today's diverse health care systems.

Admission to the DNP Program

The DNP Program admits BSN graduates, advanced practice nurses and nursing administrators who have completed a graduate  degree in nursing from  an NLN, CCNE, ACICS, or ACEN accredited program in nursing.*

* BSN graduates with a master’s in other areas may be considered for admission.

 

Admission Criteria

Applicants to the Doctor of Nursing Practice should meet all of the following criteria:

  • A competitive GPA: A minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. On most recent degree (Bachelor of Science in Nursing [BSN] or masters).
  • A current license to practice nursing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or the state or U.S. territory where the student will complete the clinical practice requirements. International applicants should see the section below on Admission of Students from Other Countries and Policy 201
  • A pre-admission interview. If the applicant resides at a great distance, a telephone interview may be substituted.
  • Evidence of ability to communicate in writing through the required personal essay, and achievement of 3 or above on the analytical writing section of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) when required (see item #8)
  • Pre-requisite statistics course within the last 10 years with a grade of B or better
  • Applicants to the DNP Program must have a BSN or an entry level MSN (that incorporated AACN BSN Essentials from an NLN, CCNE, ANCC or ACEN accredited program in nursing) or masters in a related field.
  • Applicants to the Post-Master DNP Program must have a master’s degree in nursing (from an NLN, CCNE, ACICS or ACEN accredited program) or masters in a related field.
  • GRE is required for all BSN-DNP applicants and MSN-DNP applicants with GPA less than 3.5 (most recent degree). A competitive score is required. Competitive applicants are expected to score in the 50th percentile or above on both the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE and 3 or above on the analytical writing section. GRE scores are accepted for five years after the test date.
  • Specific Areas of Concentration/Majors may have additional eligibility criteria.

 

Application Procedure

  1. Completed application form
  2. A non-refundable application fee
  3. Complete official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate education
  4. Admission test scores if applicable
  5. Three letters of professional recommendation in sealed envelopes indicating the reviewer’s support of the student’s ability to successfully complete a demanding graduate level academic and clinical program. At least one recommendation should come from a current or recent direct supervisor.
  6. Personal essay stating one’s philosophy of nursing, reasons for wanting to study in a particular area of specialization, expectation of the DNP Area of Specialty, and future career goals
  7. Applicants to the DNP should include in their essay an area of interest for consideration as a project
  8. Current CV or resume

Admission of International Students

Application is made through the Student Services Office, School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, 239 Victoria Building, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA. Applications from international students are reviewed according to the DNP programs admission criteria stated above and are admitted as stated above. The application must be completed in English and accompanied by official academic credentials with notarized English translations.  Applicants to the Post-Master’s DNP Program must have a degree comparable to the U.S. master’s degree in nursing.

Applicants to the BSN to DNP Program must have a degree comparable to the U.S. baccalaureate degree in nursing or entry level master’s degree in nursing. The official transcripts must show all high school and post-high school work, including grades in each course, examination grades and standing in examinations and classes, and whatever other credentials are available to give a clear description of the student’s academic accomplishments.  “Applicants to the DNP Programs from other countries should review Policy 201 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ADMISSION, GRADUATE PROGRAM for additional admission criteria for international students.”

Admission of the RN-DNP program students

Applicants to the RN-DNP program must graduate from a CCNE, NLN, ACICS or ACEN accredited associate degree program or diploma school of nursing. A student may be admitted to the DNP program pending satisfactory completion of the 24 graduate bridge credits and completion of the BSN.

Transcripts test scores, and other required materials should be mailed to:

University of Pittsburgh

School of Nursing

3500 Victoria Street

239 Victoria Bldg.

Pittsburgh, PA 15261

 

Important Information for DNP Applicants from Other Countries

International students may not register until non-academic clearance has been issued by the University Office of International Services. It is especially important that the student have proof of adequate financial support and a current Visa.

After admission, the School of Nursing reserves the right, even after arrival and enrollment, to require, at the student's expense. Individual curriculum adjustments whenever particular deficiencies or needs are found. This could include enrollment in courses prerequisite to the regular course of study or additional course work in English as a second language.

To facilitate the educational experience and to help the student adjust to the United States, the University offers the support of the Office of International Services, 706 William Pitt Union, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA 15260.

For international applicants whose native language is not English, successful achievement on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is required.

After admission to the DNP program has been granted, actual enrollment in courses is contingent upon successful completion of the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses) and licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Pennsylvania or the state or U.S. territory where the clinical practice requirements will be completed. To be eligible to take the NCLEX in Pennsylvania, a candidate must have passing scores on the CGFNS (Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools) examination.

Length of Program

RNs may be accepted to the DNP Program after earning a BSN, however a BSN is required to complete the DNP. A BSN is required for those applicants with MSN or PhD in nursing degree. We will consider nurses with a master's in areas other than nursing.  The duration of the full-time program will depend on the student's preparation prior to entry: (1) Following a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing approximately 3 years full time; (2) Following a Master’s Degree in nursing approximately 1-2 years full time. The applicant's master’s transcript will be compared with the DNP curriculum and their previous coursework will be reviewed for permissible transfer credits in keeping with University policy and program requirements. (3) Following a PhD Degree in Nursing approximately 1-2 years full time. The applicant's PhD transcripts will be compared with the DNP curriculum. Academic credit for comparable coursework will be granted in keeping with University policy.

Curriculum

Coursework and clinical practice are required in the DNP curriculum. The core theory content and set of core competencies for all DNP graduates are aligned with The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice, defined by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing [AACN].

The DNP focuses on evaluating evidence and using evidence in clinical decision-making, developing leadership skills, implementing viable clinical innovations, and applying research and theoretical understanding to plan and make changes in practice. There is also emphasis on a population perspective, assessment of populations, use of data to make programmatic decisions, and program evaluation.

Core courses of this curriculum focus on advanced evidence-based practice, organizational and systems leadership, clinical research and analytical methods for evidence-based practice, informatics and patient care technology for the transformation of health care, health care policy and finance, ethics, clinical prevention and population health, and inter-professional collaboration for improving patient and population health outcomes. The DNP educational experience culminates in a DNP Project that reflects the practice interest of the student and the synthesis and application of knowledge gained through the curriculum.

DNP Curriculum Plans

Major: Nurse Specialty Role

Area of Concentration: Nursing Administration BSN to DNP Sample Full Time Curriculum

 

Fall Term (YR 1)

NUR 2044 Nursing Graduate Orientation Module
0 cr.

NURSP

2061/2461*

Organizational and Management Theory

3 cr.

NUR

3099/3499*

The Science of Health Care Delivery

2 cr.

NUR

2011/2411*

Applied Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice

3 cr.

Spring Term (YR 1)

NUR 2000/2400* Research for Evidence-Based Practice 1
2 cr.

NUR

2010/2410*

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Culturally Diverse Populations

3 cr.

NURSP

2090

Healthcare Outcomes

3 cr.

NURSP

2091/2491*

Finance and Economics for Health Care Leaders

3 cr.

NUR 2680/2480* Introduction to Genetics and Molecular Therapeutics
3 cr.

Summer Term (YR 1)

NURSP

2075/2475*

Introduction to Health Informatics

3 cr.

NURSP

2092/2492*

Leadership Development

3 cr.

NURSP

2372

Using Data to Drive Decisions

2 cr.

NUR 2007/2407* Research for Evidence-Based Practice 2
2 cr.

Fall Term (YR 2)

NUR 3012/3412* Public Policy in Health Care
2 cr.
NUR 3013/3413* Ethics in Health Care
1 cr.

NURSP

2373**

Nursing Administration Residency

3 cr.

    Cognate Elective
3 cr.

Spring Term (YR 2)

NURSP

3092

Leadership in Complex Systems

3 cr.

NUR

3052/3452*

Manuscript Development*

1 cr.

    Cognate Electives
6 cr.

Summer Term (YR 2)

 

 

Cognate Electives

10 cr.

Fall Term (YR 3)

NUR

3094

Evidence-Based Quality Improvement

3 cr.

NURSP 3096 Clinical Systems Analysis and Design
3 cr.

NUR

3036**

Capstone Project

2 cr.

    Cognate Electives
3 cr.

Spring Term (YR 3)

NURSP

3097**

DNP Residency

8 cr.

     

NUR

3037**

Capstone Clinical

1 cr.

    Comprehensive Exam  

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 81

*Students may take NUR 3050/3450* Grant Writing offered in summer term in lieu of this course

** Clinical courses


*** 2 credits are clinical; 1 is didactic

* These courses are available via distance education for qualified students per Policy 438

 

Area of Concentration: Nursing Administration MSN to DNP Sample Full Time Curriculum

 

 

Fall Term (YR1)
NUR 2044 Nursing Graduate Orientation Module 0 cr.

NURSP

2061/2461*

Organizational and Management Theory

3 cr.

NUR 2011/2411* Applied Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice 3 cr.

Spring Term (YR 1)

NURSP 2091/2491* Finance and Economics for Health Care Leaders 3 cr.
NUR 2000/2400* Research for Evidence-Based Practice1 2 cr.

Summer Term (YR 1)

NURSP

2075/2475*

Introduction to Health Informatics

3 cr.

NURSP

2007/2407*

Research for Evidence-Based Practice 2

2 cr.

Fall Term (YR 2)

NUR

3013/3413*

Ethics in Healthcare

1 cr.

NUR

3012/3412*

Public Policy in Health Care

2 cr.

NUR 3099/3499* The Science of Health Care Delivery 2 cr.

Spring Term (YR 2)

NURSP

3092

Leadership in Complex Systems

3 cr.

NUR

3036**

Capstone Project

2 cr.

Summer Term (YR 2)
NUR 2010/2410* Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Culturally Diverse Populations 3 cr.
NUR 3050/3450* Grant Writing** 1 cr.
Fall Term (YR 3)
NURSP 3096*** Clinical Systems Analysis and Design 3 cr.
NURSP 3094 Evidence-Based Practice for Quality Improvements 3 cr.
Spring Term (YR 3)
NUR 3037** Capstone Clinical 1 cr.
NURSP 3097** DNP Residency 4 cr.
NUR 3052/3452* Manuscript Development** 1 cr.

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 41

* Students may take NUR 3050/3450* Grant Writing offered in summer term. Students may take NUR 3052/3452* Manuscript Development offered in the fall and spring term in lieu of this course.

**Clinical courses

*** 2 credits are clinical; 1 is didactic

* These courses are available via distance education for qualified students per Policy 438

 

Major: Clinical Nurse Specialist

 

Area of Concentration: Adult-Gerontology CNS-BSN to DNP Sample Full Time Curriculum

 

 

Fall Term (YR 1)
NUR 2004/2404* Pathophysiology Across the Life Span
4 cr.
NUR 2010/2410* Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Culturally Diverse Populations
3 cr.
NUR 2011/2411* Applied Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice
3 cr.
NUR 2044 Nursing Graduate Orientation Module
0 cr.
Spring Term (YR 1)
NUR 2000/2400* Research for Evidence-Based Practice 1
2 cr.
NUR 2034/2434* Advanced Pharmacology
3 cr.
NURPS 2090 Healthcare Outcomes
3 cr.
    Cognate
3 cr.
Summer Term (YR 1)
NUR 20072407* Research for Evidence-Based Practice 2
2 cr.
NUR 2031 Diagnostic Physical Exam Across the Life Span
3 cr.
NURSP 2075/2475* Introduction to Health Informatics
3 cr.
Fall Term (YR 2)
NUR 2032/2432* Differential Diagnosis Clinical
2 cr.
NUR 2033/2433* Differential Diagnosis-Theory Across the Life Span
2 cr.
NUR 3099/3499* The Science of Health Care Delivery
2 cr.
NURSP 2061/2461* Organizational Theory/Management
3 cr.
Spring Term (YR 2)
NURCNS 2850 CNS Role Implementation
3 cr.
NURNP 2100/2401* Management of Adult with Episodic/Chronic Problems in Acute Care: Theory
4 cr.
NURSP 2091/2491* Finance and Economics for Healthcare Leaders
3 cr.
Summer Term (YR 2)
NUR 3050/3450* Grant Writing
1 cr.
NURCNS 2851 Clinical Practicum 1
5 cr.
NURNP 2104/2414 Management: Complex Health Problems of the Acutely and Critically Ill Adult
3 cr.
Fall Term (YR 3)
NUR 3012/3412* Public Policy in Health Care
2 cr.
NUR 3013/3413* Ethics in Healthcare
1 cr.
NURCNS 2852 CNS Practicum 2
4 cr.
One of the Following:
NURSP 2190 Advanced Specialty Option: Cardiopulmonary
3 cr.
NURSP 2191 Advanced Specialty Option: Critical Care
3 cr.
NURSP 2192 Advanced Specialty Option: Oncology
3 cr.
NURSP 2193 Advanced Specialty Option: Directed Study
3 cr.
NURSP 2195 Advanced Specialty Option: Trauma Emergency Preparedness
3 cr.
Spring Term (YR 3)
NUR 2680/2480* Introduction to Genetics and Molecular Therapeutics
3 cr.
NUR 3036 Capstone Project
2 cr.
NUR 3052/3452* Manuscript Development
1 cr.
NURCNS 3039 CNS DNP Role Practicum
3 cr.
Summer Term (YR 3)
NUR 3037 Capstone Clinical
1 cr.
NURNP 2526/2426* Management Geriatric Health
2 cr.
    Cognate
2 cr.
    Comprehensive Exam  

 

* These courses are available via distance education for qualified onsite students per Policy 438

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 81

 

Area of Concentration: Adult-Gerontology CNS-MSN to DNP Sample Full Time Curriculum

 
Fall Term (YR 1)
NUR 2044 Nursing Graduate Orientation Module
0 cr.
NUR 2011/2411* Applied Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice
3 cr.
NURSP 2061/2461* Organizational Theory/Management
3 cr.
    Cognate
2 cr.
Spring Term (YR 1)
NUR 2680/2480* Introduction to Genetics and Molecular Therapeutics
3 cr.
NUR 2091/2491* Finance and Economics for Healthcare Leaders
3 cr.
    Cognate
3 cr.
Summer Term (YR 1)
NUR 2007/2407* Research for Evidence-Based Practice 2
2 cr.
NUR 3050/3450* Grant Writing
1 cr.
NURNP 2526/2426* Management of Geriatric Health
2 cr.
NURSP 2075/2475* Introduction to Health Informatics
3 cr.
Fall Term (YR 2)
NUR 3012/3412* Public Policy in Health Care
2 cr.
NUR 3013/3413* Ethics in Healthcare
1 cr.
NUR 3036 Capstone Project
2 cr.
NUR 3099/3499* The Science of Health Care Delivery
2 cr.
Spring Term (YR 2)
NUR 3037 Capstone Clinical
1 cr.
NUR 3052/3452* Manuscript Development
1 cr.
NURCNS 3039 DNP CNS role Practicum
1-5 cr.

 

* These courses are available via distance education for qualified onsite students per Policy 438

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 36 to 40

 

Area of Concentration: Psychiatric Mental Health MSN to DNP PMH CNS Sample Full Time Curriculum

 

Fall Term (YR 1)
NUR 2044 Nursing Graduate Orientation Module
0 cr.

NUR

2011/2411*

Applied Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice

3 cr.

NUR

3012/3412*

Public Policy in Healthcare

2 cr.

NUR 3013/3413* Ethics in Health Care
1 cr.

Spring Term (YR 1)

NUR

2680/2480*

Introduction to Genetics and Molecular Therapeutics

3 cr.

NUR

2007/2407*

Research for Evidence-Based Practice 2

2 cr.

NURSP 2091/2491* Finance & Economics for Healthcare Leaders
3 cr.

Summer Term (YR 1)

NUR

3050/3450*

Grant Writing

1 cr.

NURSP

2075/2475*

Introduction to Health Informatics

3 cr.

Fall Term (YR 2)

NURSP

2061/2461*

Organizational and Management Theory

3 cr.

NUR

3099/3499*

The Science of Health Care Delivery

2 cr.

    Cognate
3 cr.

Spring Term (YR 2)

NUR

3036

Capstone Project

2 cr.

NUR

3037

Capstone Clinical

1 cr.

NUR

3052/3452

Manuscript Development

1 cr.

NURCNS 3039* DNP CNS Role Practicum
1-5 cr.

Summer Term (YR 2)

NURSP

2092/2492*

Leadership Development

3 cr.

NUR

2865/2465*

Fundamentals of Disaster/Mass Casualty Care

2 cr.

 

* These courses are available via distance education for qualified students per Policy 438

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 36-40

 

Major: Nurse Practitioner

 

Area of Concentration: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner BSN to DNP Sample Full Time Curriculum

 

Fall Term (YR 1)
NUR 2044 Nursing Graduate Orientation Module
0 cr.
NUR 2010/2410* Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Culturally Diverse Populations
3 cr.
NUR 2011/2411* Applied Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice
3 cr.
NUR 3012/3412* Public Policy in Health Care
2 cr.
NUR 3013/3413* Ethics in Healthcare
1 cr.
NUR 3099/3499* The Science of Health Care Delivery
2 cr.
Spring Term (YR 1)
NUR 2000/2400* Research for Evidence-Based Practice 1
2 cr.
NUR 2004/2404* Pathophysiology Across the Life Span
4 cr.
NUR 2680/2480* Introduction to Genetics and Molecular Therapeutics
3 cr.
Summer Term (YR 1)
NUR 2007/2407* Research for Evidence-Based Practice 2
2 cr.
NUR 2031 The Diagnostic Physical Exam Across The Life Span
3 cr.
NUR 2034/2434* Advanced Pharmacology
3 cr.
NURSP 2092/2492* Leadership Development
3 cr.
Fall Term (YR 2)
NUR 2032/2432 Differential Diagnosis Clinical
2 cr.
NUR 2033/2433* Differential Diagnosis Theory Across the Life Span
2 cr.
NUR 3036 Capstone Project
2 cr.
NURNP 2026/2406* Role Seminar 1
1 cr.
NURSP 2061/2461* Organizational and Management Theory
3 cr.
Spring Term (YR 2)
NURNP 2100/2401* Management of Adult Episodic/Chronic Health Problems in Acute Care Theory
4 cr.
NURNP 2101 Management of Adult Episodic/Chronic Health Problems in Acute Care Clinical
3 cr.
NURSP 2091/2491* Finance & Economics for Healthcare Leaders
3 cr.
Summer Term (YR 2)
NUR 3050/3450* Grant Writing**
1 cr.
NURNP 2104/2414* Management of Complex Health Problems of the Acutely and Critically Ill Adult
3 cr.
NURNP 2526/2426* Management of Geriatric Health
2 cr.
Fall Term (YR 3)
NUR 2865/2465* Fundamental of Disaster/Mass Casualty Care
2 cr.
NURNP 2102/2402* Management of Complex Health Problems of the Acutely and Critically Ill Adult 2
3 cr.
NURSP 2075/2475* Introduction to Health Informatics
3 cr.
Choose one of the following clinical courses:
NURNP 2105 Clinical Emphasis: Cardiopulmonary
3 cr.
NURNP 2106 Clinical Emphasis: Critical Care
3 cr.
NURNP 2107 Clinical Emphasis: Oncology
3 cr.
NURNP 2109 Clinical Emphasis: Directed Study
3 cr.
NURNP 2194 Clinical Emphasis: Trauma Emergency Preparedness
3 cr.
Spring Term (YR 3)
NUR 3037 Capstone Clinical
1 cr.
NURNP 3038 DNP NP Role Practicum
7 cr.
NURNP 2029/2429* Role Seminar 2
2 cr.
    Comprehensive Exam  

 

Total Credits: 81

* These courses are available via distance education for qualified onsite students per Policy 438

**3052/3452* Manuscript Development offered in the Spring Term can be taken in lieu of this course NUR 3050/3450* Grant Writing offered in the Summer Term.

 

Area of Concentration: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner MSN to DNP Sample Full Time Curriculum

 

Fall Term (YR 1)
NUR 2011/2411* Applied Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice
3 cr.
NUR 2044/2244* Nursing Graduate Orientation Module
0 cr.
NUR 3012/3412* Public Policy in Health Care
2 cr.
NUR 3013/3413* Ethics in Healthcare
1 cr.
NUR 3099/3499* The Science of Health Care Delivery
2 cr.
Spring Term (YR 1)
NUR 2007/2407** Research for Evidence-Bases Practice 2
2 cr.
NUR 2680/2480* Introduction to Genetics and Molecular Therapeutics
3 cr.
NUR 3036 Capstone Project
2 cr.
    Cognate
3 cr.
Summer Term (YR 1)
**NUR 3050/3450* Grant Writing
1 cr.
NURNP 2526/2426* Management Geriatric Health
2 cr.
NURSP 2075/2475* Introduction to Health Informatics
3 cr.
NURSP 2092/2492* Leadership Development
3 cr.
Fall Term (YR 2)
NUR 2865/2465* Fundamental of Disaster/Mass Casualty Care
2 cr.
NUR 3037 Capstone Clinical
1 cr.
NURSP 2061/2461* Organizational and Management Theory
3 cr.
Spring Term (YR 2)
NURNP 3038 DNP NP Role Practicum
5 cr.
NURSP 2091/2491* Finance & Economics for Health Care Leaders
3 cr.

 

Total Credits: 41

* These courses are available via distance education for qualified onsite students per Policy 438

 

*** NUR 3052/3452* Manuscript Development offered in the Spring Term can be taken in lieu of NUR 3050 Grant Writing offered in the Summer Term.

 

Area of Concentration: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Sample Full Time BSN to DNP Curriculum

 

Fall Term (YR 1)

NUR

2044

Nursing Graduate Orientation Module

0 cr.

NUR

2011/2411*

Applied Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice

3 cr.

NUR

2004/2404*

Pathophysiology Across the Life Span

4 cr.

NUR

2010?2410*

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Culturally Diverse Population

3 cr.

NURNP

2026/2406*

Role Seminar 1

1 cr.

NUR

3099/3499*


The Science of Health Care Delivery

2 cr.

Spring Term (YR 1)

NUR

2000/2400*

Research for Evidence-Based Practice 1

2 cr.

NUR

2034/2434*

Advanced Pharmacology

3 cr.

NUR

2680/2480*

Introduction to Genetics and Molecular Therapeutics

3 cr.

NURNP

2518/2418*

Family Theory for Nurse Practitioners: Principles, Implications & Applications Across the Life Span

3 cr.

Summer Term (YR 1)

NUR

2007/2407*

Research for Evidence-Based Practice 2

2 cr.

NUR

2031

The Diagnostic Physical Exam Across the Life Span

3 cr.

NURSP

2092/2492*

Leadership Development

3 cr.

Fall Term (YR 2)

NUR

2033/2433*

Differential Diagnosis Theory Across the Life Span

2 cr.

NUR

2032/2432*

Differential Diagnosis Clinical

2 cr.

NUR

3012/3412*

Public Policy in Health Care

2 cr

NUR

3013/3413*

Ethics in Healthcare

1 cr.

NUR

2523/2423*

Management: Women's Health I

2 cr.

Spring Term (YR 2)

NUR

3052/3452*

Manuscript Development

1 cr.

 

 

 

 

NURNP

2505/2405*

Management Adult Acute/Chronic Clinical 1

4 cr.

NURNP

2515/2415*

Management: Adult Acute/Chronic Theory

4 cr.

NURNP

2546/2446*

Management: Adolescent Health-Theory

2 cr.

 

 

 

 

Summer Term (YR 2)

NUR

2078/2478*

Clinical Diagnostics

3 cr.

NUR

3036

Capstone Project

2 cr.

NUR

3050/3450*

Grant Writing

1 cr.

NURNP

2526/2426*

Management: Geriatric Health

2 cr.

NURNP

3038

DNP Role Practicum

3 cr.

Fall Term (YR 3)

NURSP

2061/2461*

Organizational and Management Theory

3 cr.

NURNP

2527

Advanced Management of Complex Geriatric Health Issues

3 cr.

NURSP

2075/2475

Introduction to Health Informatics

3 cr.

NURNP

2529

Gerontology Clinical Practicum

3 cr.

Spring Term (YR 3)

*NURNP

3038

DNP NP Role Practicum

4 cr.

NUR

3037

Capstone Clinical

1 cr.

NURSP

2091/2491*

Finance & Economics for Health Care Leaders

3 cr.

NURNP

2528

Seminar in Geriatric Care

1 cr.

Summer Term (YR 3)

NURNP

2029/2429*

Role Seminar 2

2 cr.

NURNP

3025/3425*

Diagnosis and Management of Psychiatric Conditions in Primary Care

4 cr.

 

 

Comprehensive Exam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 90

* These courses are available via distance education for qualified students per Policy 438

 

Area of Concentration: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Sample Full Time  MSN to DNP Curriculum


Fall Term (YR 1)

NUR

2044

Nursing Graduate Orientation Module

0 cr.

NUR

2011/2411*

Applied Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice

3 cr.

NURSP

2061/2461*

Organizational and Management Theory

3 cr.

NUR


3099/3499*


The Science of Health Care Delivery

2 cr.

NUR

3012/3412*

Public Policy in Health Care

2 cr.

NUR

3013/3413*

Ethics in Healthcare

1 cr.

Spring Term (YR 1)

NUR

2000/2400*

Research for Evidence-Based Practice 2

2 cr.

NUR

3036

Capstone Project

2 cr.

NURNP

2518/2418*

Family Theory for Nurse Practitioners: Principles, Implications, and Applications Across the Life Span

3 cr.

NUR

3052/3452*

Manuscript Development

1 cr.

NUR

2091/2491*

Finance and Economics for Health Care Leaders

3 cr.

NUR 2680/2480* Introduction to Genetics and Molecular Therapeutics 3 cr.

Summer Term (YR 1)

NUR

3050/340*

Grant Writing

1 cr.

NURNP

3025/3425*

Diagnosis and Management of Psychiatric Conditions in Primary Care

4 cr.

NURSP

2075/2475*

Introduction to Health Informatics

3 cr.

NURSP

2092/2492*

Leadership Development

3 cr.

NURNP

2526/2426*

Management: Geriatric Health Theory

2 cr.

NUR 2007/2407* Research for Evidence-Based Practice 2 2 cr.

Fall Term (YR 2)

NUR

3037

Capstone Clinical

1 cr.

NURNP

3038**

DNP NP Role Practicum

1-7 crs.

NURNP

2527

Advanced Management of Complex Geriatric Health Issues

3 cr.

Spring Term (YR 2)

NURNP

2528

Seminar in Geriatric Care

1 cr.

NURNP

2529

Gerontology Clinical Practicum

3 cr.

NURNP 2546/2446* Management Adolescent Health Theory 2 cr.

 

* These courses are available via distance education for qualified students per Policy 438

 

** Must take at least 1 credit

TOTAL CREDITS: 51

 

Area of Concentration: Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner Sample Full Time BSN to DNP Curriculum

 

 

Fall Term (YR 1)

NUR 2044 Nursing Graduate Orientation Module 0 cr.

NUR

2011/2411*

Applied Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice

3 cr.

NUR

2004/2404*

Pathophysiology Across the Life Span

4 cr.

NUR

2010/2410*

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Culturally Diverse Populations

3 cr.

NURNP 2026/2406* Role Seminar 1 1 cr.
NUR 3009/3499*  The Science of Health Care Delivery 2 cr.

Spring Term (YR 1)

NUR

2000/2400*

Research for Evidence-Based Practice 1

2 cr.

NUR

2034/2434*

Advanced Pharmacology

3 cr.

NURNP

2540/2440*

Pediatric Well Child Care Theory

3 cr.

NURNP

2518/2418*

Family theory for Nurse Practitioners: Principles, Implications, and Application  Across the Life Span

3 cr.

Summer Term (YR 1)

NUR

2007/2407*

Research for Evidence-Based Practice 2

2 cr.

NUR 2031 The Diagnosis Physical Exam Across the Life Span 3 cr.

NURSP

2092/2492*

Leadership Development

3 cr.

Fall Term (YR 2)

NUR

2033/2433*

Differential Diagnosis Theory Across the Life Span

2 cr.

NUR 2032/2432* Differential Diagnosis Clinical 2 cr.
NUR 3012/3412* Public Policy in Health Care 2 cr
NUR 3013/3413* Ethics in Healthcare 1 cr.

NURNP

2523/2423*

Management: Women's Health 1

2 cr.

Spring Term (YR 2)

NUR

3052/3452*

Manuscript Development

1 cr.

NURNP

2680/2480*

Introduction to Genetics and Molecular Therapeutics

3 cr.

NURNP

2515/2415*

Management: Adult Acute/Chronic Theory

4 cr.

NURNP

2546/2446*

Management: Adolescent Health Theory

2 cr.

NURNP

2505/2405*

Management: Adult Acute/Chronic Clinical1

3 cr.

Summer Term (YR 2)

NURNP

3025/3425*

Diagnosis and Management of Psychiatric Conditions in Primary Care

4 cr.

NURNP

2526/2426*

Management Geriatric Health

2 cr.

NUR 3050/3450* Grant Writing 1 cr.
NUR 3036 Capstone Project 2 cr.
Fall Term (YR 3)      
NURNP 2520/2420* Management: Pediatric Health Theory 2 cr.
NURNP 2521/2421* Management: Pediatric Health Clinical 2 cr.
NURSP 2061/2461* Organizational and Management Theory 3 cr.
NURSP 2075/2475* Introduction to Health Informatics 3 cr.
Spring Term (YR 3)
NUR 3037 Capstone Clinical 1 cr.
NURNP 3038 DNP NP Role Practicum 6 cr.
NURSP 2091/2491* Finance and Economics for Healthcare Leaders 3 cr.
Summer (YR 3)      
NURNP 2029/2429* Role Seminar 2 2 cr.
NURNP 3038 DNP NP Role Practicum 3 cr.
NUR 2078/2478*

Clinical Diagnostics

3 cr.
    Comprehensive Exam  

 

Total Credits: 91

* These courses are available via distance education for qualified students per Policy 438

 

Area of Concentration: Family Individual Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner MSN to DNP Sample Full Time Curriculum

Fall Term (YR 1)
NUR 2044 Nursing Graduate Orientation Module 0 cr.
NURSP 2061/2461* Organizational and Management Theory 3 cr.
NUR 3099/3499* The Science of Health Care Delivery 2 cr.
NUR 3012/3412* Public Policy in Health Care 2 cr.
NUR 3013/3413* Ethics in Healthcare 1 cr.
Spring Term (YR 1)
NUR 2011/2411* Applied Statistics for Evidence- Based Practice 3 cr.
NUR 2680/2480* Introduction to Genetics and Molecular Therapeutics 3 cr.
NURNP 2546/2446* Management: Adolescent Health Theory 2 cr.
NUR 3052/3452* Manuscript Development 1 cr.
NURSP 2091/2491* Finance and Economics for Health Care Leaders 3 cr.
Summer Term (YR 1)
NUR 2007/2407* Research for Evidence Based Practice 2 2 cr.
NURSP 2092/2492* Leadership Development 3 cr.
NUR 3050/3450* Grant Writing 1 cr.
Fall Term (YR 2)
NUR 3036 Capstone Project 2 cr.
NURSP 2075/2475* Introduction to Health Informatics 3 cr.
Spring Term (YR 2)
NURNP 3038 ***DNP NP Role Practicum 1-10 crs.
NUR 3037 Capstone Clinical 1 cr.
NURNP 2518/2418* Family Theory for Nurse Practitioners: Principles, Implications, and Application Across the Life Span 3 cr.
Summer Term (YR 2)
NURNP 3025/3425* Diagnosis and Management of Psychiatric Conditions in Primary Care 4 cr.
NUR 2078/2478* Clinical Diagnostics 3 cr.

 

* These courses are available via distance education for qualified students per Policy 438

 

***Must take at least 1 credit

TOTAL CREDITS: 43

 

 

Area of Concentration: Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Sample Full Time BSN to DNP Curriculum

(Fall Term YR 1)      
NUR 2044 Nursing Graduate Orientation Module 0 cr.
NUR 2011/2411* Applied Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice 3 cr.
NUR 2004/2404* Pathophysiology Across the Life Span 4 cr.
NUR 2010/2410* Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Culturally Diverse Populations 3 cr.
NURNP 2026/2406* Role Seminar 1 1 cr.
NUR 3099/3499* The Science of Health Care Delivery 2 cr.
Spring Term (YR 1)
NUR 2000/2400* Research for Evidence-Based Practice 1 2 cr.
NUR 2034/2434* Advanced Pharmacology 3 cr.
NURNP 2518/2418* Family Theory for Nurse Practitioners: Principles, Implications, and Application Across the Life Span 3 cr.
NURNP 2540/2440* Pediatric Well Child Care Theory 3 cr.
Summer Term (YR 1)
NUR 2007/2407* Research for Evidenced Based Practice 2 2 cr.
NUR 2031 The Diagnostic Physical Exam Across the Life Span 3 cr.
NURSP 2092/2492* Leadership Development 3 cr.
Fall Term (YR 2)
NUR 2033/2433* Differential Diagnosis Theory Across the Life Span 2 cr.
NUR 2032/2432* Differential Diagnosis Clinical 2 cr.
NURNP 2520 Management: Pediatric Health Theory 2 cr.
NURNP 2521/2421* Management: Pediatric Health Clinical 2 cr.
Spring Term (YR 2)
NUR 2680/2480* Introduction to Genetics and Molecular Therapeutics 3 cr.
NUR 3052/3452* Manuscript Development 1 cr.
NURNP 2546/2446* Management : Adolescent Health Theory 2 cr.
NURNP 2549 Management: Advanced Pediatric Health Problems Theory 2 cr.
NURNP 2550 Management: Advanced Pediatric Health Problems Clinical 2 cr.
Summer Term (YR 2)
NURNP 3025/3425* Diagnosis and Management of Psychiatric Conditions in Primary Care 4 cr.
NUR 3050/3450* Grant Writing 1 cr.
NUR 3036 Capstone Project 2 cr.
Fall Term (YR 3)
NURSP 2061/2461* Organizational and Management Theory 3 cr.
NURSP 2075/2475* Introduction to Health Informatics 3 cr.
NUR 3012/3412* Public Policy in Health Care 2 cr.
NUR 3013/3413* Ethics in Health Care 1 cr.
Spring Term (YR 3)
NUR 3037 Capstone Clinical 1 cr.
NURNP 3038 DNP NP Role Practicum

6 cr.

NURSP 2091/2491* Finance and Economics for Health Care Leaders 3cr.
Summer Term (YR 3)
NURNP 2029/2429* Role Seminar 2 2 cr.
NURNP 3038 DNP NP Role Practicum 4 cr.
NUR 2078/2478*

Clinical Diagnostics

 

3 cr.
    Comprehensive Exam  

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 85

Area of Concentration: Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Sample Full Time MSN to DNP Curriculum

 

 

Fall Term (YR 1)

NUR 2044 Nursing Graduate Orientation 0 cr.

NURSP

2061/2461*

Organizational and Management Theory

3 cr.

NUR

3099/3499*

The Science of Health Care Delivery

2 cr.

NUR

2011/2411*

Applied Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice

3 cr.

NURSP 2075/2475* Introduction to Health Informatics 3 cr.

Spring Term (YR 1)

NUR

2007/2407*

Research for Evidence-Based Practice 2

2 cr.

NUR 2680/2480* Introduction to Genetics and Molecular Therapeutics 3 cr.

NURNP

2518/2418*

Family Theory for Nurse Practitioners: Principles, Implications, and Application Across the Life Span

3 cr.

NUR 3052/3452* Manuscript Development 1 cr.
NURSP 2091/2491* Finance and Economics for Health Care Leaders 3 cr.

Summer Term (YR 1)

NURNP

3025/3425*

Diagnosis and Management of Psychiatric Conditions in Primary Car

4 cr.

NUR 2078/2478* Clinical Diagnostics 3 cr.

NUR

3050/3450*

Grant Writing

1 cr.

NURSP

2092/2492*

Leadership Development

3 cr.

Fall Term (YR 2)

NUR 3012/3412* Public Policy in Health Care 2 cr.
NUR 3013/3413* Ethics in Healthcare 1 cr.

NUR

3036*

Capstone Project

2 cr.

Spring Term (YR 2)

NURNP

3038**

DNP NP Role Practicum

1-10 cr.

NUR

3037

Capstone Clinical

1 cr.

 

* These courses are available via distance education for qualified students per Policy 438

**Must take at least one credit

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 41-50

Area of Concentration: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Sample Full Time BSN to DNP Curriculum

 

Fall Term (YR 1)

NUR 2044 Nursing Graduate Orientation Module 0 cr.

NUR

2011/2411*

Applied Statistics For Evidence-Based Practice

3 cr.

NUR

2004/2404*

Pathophysiology Across the Life Span

4 cr.

NUR

2010/2410

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Culturally Diverse Populations

3 cr.

NURNP

2026/2406*

Role Seminar 1

1 cr.

NUR

3099/3499*

The Science of Health Care Delivery

2 cr.

Spring Term (YR. 1)

NUR

2000/2400*

Research for Evidence-Based Practice 1

2 cr.

NUR

2034/2434*

Advanced Pharmacology

3 cr.

NURNP

2570

Comprehensive Neonatal Assessment Theory

2 cr.

NURNP

2540/2440*

Pediatric Well Child Care Theory

3 cr.

Summer Term (YR 1)

NUR

2007/2407*

Research for Evidence-Based Practice 2

2 cr.

NUR

2031

The Diagnostic Physical Exam Across the Life Span

3 cr.

NURSP

2092/2492*

Leadership Development

3 cr.

Fall Term (YR 2)

NUR

2033/2433*

Differential Diagnosis Theory Across the Life Span

2 cr.

NUR

2032/2432*

Differential Diagnosis Clinical

2 cr.

NURNP

2571

General Management of the Sick Neonate Theory

4 cr.

NURNP

2572

General Assessment & Management of the Sick Neonate Clinical

5 cr.

Spring Term (YR 2)      

NUR

2680/2480*

Introduction to Genetics and Molecular Therapeutics

3 cr.

NUR

3052/3452*

Manuscript Development

1 cr.

NURNP

2573

Neonatal Disease Process 1-Theory

4 cr.

NURNP

2518/2418*

Family Theory for Nurse Practitioners: Principles, Implications , and Application across the Life Span

3 cr.

Summer Term (YR 2)

NUR

2078/2478*

Clinical Diagnostics

3 cr.

NUR

3050/3450*

Grant Writing

1 cr.

NUR

3036

Capstone Project

2 cr.

NURNP

2574

Neonatal Disease Process 2 - Theory

4 cr.

Fall Term (YR 3)

NURSP

2061/2461*

Organizational and Management Theory

3 cr.

NURSP

2075/2475*

Introduction to Health Informatics

3 cr.

NUR

3012/3412*

Public Policy in Health Care

2 cr.

NUR

3013/3413*

Ethics in Healthcare

1 cr.

Spring Term (YR 3)

NUR

3037

Capstone Clinical

1 cr.

NURNP

3038

DNP NP Role Practicum

6 cr.

NURSP

2091/2491*

Finance and Economics for Health Care Leaders

3 cr.

Summer Term (YR 3)

NURNP

2029/2429*

Role Seminar 2

2 cr.

NURNP

3038

DNP NP Role Practicum

3 cr.

NURNP

3025/3425

Diagnosis & Management of Psychiatric Conditions in Primary Care

4 cr.

   

Comprehensive Exam

 

 

* These courses are available via distance education for qualified students per Policy 438

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 93

Area of Concentration: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Sample Full Time MSN to DNP Curriculum


 

Fall Term (YR 1)

NUR 2044 Nursing Graduate Orientation 0 cr.

NURSP

2061/2461*

Organizational and Management Theory

3 cr.

NUR

3099/3499*

The Science of Health Care Delivery

2 cr.

NUR

3012/3412*

Public Policy in Health Care

2 cr.

NUR

3013/3413*

Ethics in Healthcare

1 cr.

NURSP

2075/2475*

Introduction to Health Informatics

3 cr.

NUR 2011/2411* Statistics for Evidence Base Practice 3 cr.

Spring Term (YR 1)

NUR

2680/2480*

Introduction to Genetics and Molecular Therapeutics

3 cr.

NURNP

2518/2418*

Family Theory For Nurse Practitioners: Principles, Implications and Application Across the Life Span

3 cr.

NUR

3052/3452*

Manuscript Development

1 cr.

NURNP

3038

DNP Role Practicum**

variable crs.

NURSP

2091/2491*

Finance and Economics for Health Care Leaders

3 cr.

Summer Term (YR 1)

NURNP

3025/3425*

Diagnosis and Management of Psychiatric Conditions in Primary Care

4 cr.

NUR

2078/2478*

Clinical Diagnostics

3 cr.

NUR

3050/3450*

Grant Writing

1 cr.

NURSP

2092/2492

Leadership Development

3 cr.

NUR

3036*

Capstone Project

2 cr.

NUR

3037

Capstone Clinical

1 cr.

NUR 2007/2407* Research for Evidence-Based Practice 2 2 cr.

 

* These courses are available via distance education for qualified students per Policy 438

**Must take at least one credit.

TOTAL CREDITS: minimum 42

 

Area of Concentration: Psychiatric Mental  Health Nurse Practitioner

(PMHNP) BSN to DNP Sample Full Time Curriculum

(PMHNP) BSN to DNP Sample Full Time Curriculum

 

Fall Term (YR 1)
NUR 2004/2404* Pathophysiology Across the Life Span
4 cr.
NUR 2011/2411* Applied Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice
3 cr.
NUR 3099/3499* The Science of Health Care Delivery
2 cr.
NURNP 2026/2406* Role Seminar 1
1 cr.
NURSP 2075/2475* Introduction to Health Informatics
3 cr.
Spring Term (YR 1)
NUR 2000/2400* Research for Evidence-Based Practice
2 cr.
NUR 2010/2410* Health Promotion & Disease Prevention in Culturally Diverse Populations
3 cr.
NUR 2034/2434* Advanced Pharmacology
3 cr.
NUR 2680/2480* Introduction to Genetics and Molecular Therapeutics
3 cr.
NURNP 2540/2440* Pediatric Well Child Care Theory
3 cr.
Summer Term (YR 1)
NUR 2007/2407* Research for Evidence-Based Practice
2 cr.
NUR 2031 The Diagnostic Physical Exam Across the Life Span
3 cr.
NUR 3050/3450* Grant Writing
1 cr.
Fall Term (YR 2)
NUR 2032/2432* Differential Diagnosis Clinical
2 cr.
NUR 2033/2433* Differential Diagnosis Theory Across the Life Span
2 cr.
NUR 3012/3412* Public Policy in Health Care
2 cr.
NURNP 2520 Management: Pediatric Health Theory
2 cr.
NURNP 2521/2421* Management: Pediatric Health Clinical
2 cr.
NURNP 2523/2423* Management Women's Health 1
2 cr.
Spring Term  (YR 2)
NURNP 2505 Management and Practicum 1 Adult Acute and Chronic
3 cr.
NURNP 2320 Neurobiology of Psychiatric Disorders
2 cr.
NURNP 2515/2415* Management: Adult Acute/Chronic Theory
4 cr.
NURSP 2091/2492* Finance and Economics for Health Care Leaders
3 cr.
Summer Term (YR 2)
NURCNS 2354 Individual Psychotherapy Theory
2 cr.
NURCNS 2355 Individual Psychotherapy Practicum
1 cr
NURNP 2330/2430* Psychiatric Diagnosis Theory
2 cr.
NURNP 2331 Psychiatric Diagnosis Practicum
2 cr.
Fall Term (YR 3)
NUR 3013/3413* Ethics in Healthcare
1 cr.
NURCNS 2350 Group Therapy Theory
2 cr.
NURCNS 2351 Group Therapy Practicum
1 cr.
NURNP 2325 Psychopharmacology
NURNP 2340 Management of Acute Health Problems of Psychiatric Patients
2 cr.
NURNP 2341 Management Practicum of Acute Health Problems of Psychiatric Patients
2 cr.
NURSP 2061/2461* Organizational and Management Theory
3 cr.
Spring Term (YR 3)
NUR 3036 Capstone Project
2 cr.
NURNP 2345 Management of Chronic Health Problems of Psychiatric Patients
2 cr.
NURNP 2346 Management Practicum of Chronic Health Problems of Psychiatric Patients
2 cr.
NURNP 3038 DNP NP Role Practicum
1 cr.
Summer Term (YR 3)
NUR 3037 Capstone Clinical
1 cr.
NURNP 2029/2429* Role Seminar
2 cr.
NURNP 2526/2426* Management Geriatric Health Theory
2 cr.
NURSP 2092/2492* Leadership Development
3 cr.
NURNP 3038 DNP NP Role Practicum
1 cr.
    Comprehensive Exam  

 

 

* Therapy courses (choose 2 of 3)

**NURCNS 2350 Group Therapy Theory/*NURCNS 2351 Group Therapy Practicum
**NURCNS 2352 Family Theory/Therapy Techniques /*NURCNS 2353 Family Therapy Role Seminar & Practicum
**NURCNS 2354 Individual Psychotherapy Theory/*NURCNS 2355 Individual Psychotherapy Practicum

*** 3052/3452* Manuscript Development offered in the Fall and Spring Terms can be taken in lieu of Grant Writing offered in the summer term

* These courses are available via distance education for qualified students per Policy 438

 

Total Credits: 93

Area of Concentration: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

(PMHNP) MSN to DNP Sample Full Time Curriculum

 

Fall Term (YR1)
NUR 2044 Nursing Graduate Orientation Module  
NUR 2011/2411* Applied Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice
3 cr.
NUR 3099/3499* The Science of Health Care Delivery
2 cr.
NUR 3012/3412* Public Policy in Health Care
2 cr.
NUR 3013/3413* Ethics in Health Care
1 cr.
Spring Term (YR 1)
NUR 2007/2407* Research for Evidence-Based Practice 2
2 cr.
NUR 2680/2480* Introduction to Genetics and Molecular Therapeutics
3 cr.
NURSP 2091/2491* Finance and Economics for Health Care Leaders
3 cr.
    Cognate
3 cr.
Summer Term (YR 1)
NURSP 2075/2475* Introduction to Health Informatics
3 cr.
**NUR 3050/3450* Grant Writing
1 cr.
NURSP 2092/2492* Leadership Development
3 cr.
Fall Term (YR 2)
NURSP 2061/2461* Organizational Theory/Management Theory
3 cr.
    Cognate
3 cr.
Spring Term (YR 2)
NUR 30364 Capstone Project
2 cr.
NUR 30374* Capstone Clinical
1 cr.
NURNP 3038 DNP NP Role Practicum
1-10 cr.

 

** NUR 3050/34520* Manuscript development offered in the fall and spring terms in lieu of this course. NUR 3050 Grant Writing offered in the Summer Term.

* These courses are available via distance education for qualified students per Policy 438

Total Credits 36-45

Major: Nurse Anesthesia

CRNA MSN to DNP Nurse Anesthesia Curriculum (Online)

 

Fall Term (YR 1)

NUR 2044 Nursing Graduate Orientation Module
0 cr.

NUR

2011

Applied Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice

3 cr.

NUR

2061*

Organizational Theory/Management

3 cr.

NUR

3009

The Science of Health Care Delivery

2 cr.

Spring Term (YR 1)

NURSP

2091

Finance and Economics for Healthcare Leaders

3 cr.

NUR

2680

Introduction to Genetics and Molecular Therapeutics

3 cr.

NURSAN

3751

Team Training in Patient Safety

  2 cr.

    OR

NURSP

2092

Leadership Development

3 cr.

Summer Term (YR 1)

NURSP

2075

Introduction to Health Informatics

3 cr.

NUR

2007

Research for Evidence-Based Practice 2

2 cr.

NURSAN 3782 Directed Seminar in Nurse Anesthesia Practice (1)
1-3 cr.

Fall Term (YR 2)

NUR

3036

Capstone Project

2 cr.

NURSAN 3782 Directed Seminar in Nurse Anesthesia Practice (2)
1-3 cr.
NUR 3012 Public Policy in Healthcare
2 cr.
NUR 3013 Ethics in Healthcare
1 cr.
    Cognate
2 cr.

Spring Term (YR 2)

NUR

3037

Capstone Clinical

2 cr.

**NUR 3052 Manuscript Development
1 cr
     

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 36



   
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