DNP Plan of Study

On-Campus Requirement Course Practice Hours Credits
Summer I One Week (second week in June) NUR 9405 Advanced Practice Nursing: Innovation in Health Care   1
NUR 9408 Evidence Based Practice 20 3
Fall I One Weekend (Thursday evening through Saturday)
NUR 9411 Epidemiological Approaches to Health Care & Health Disparities
NUR 9407 Quality Improvement and Patient Safety 20 3
NUR 9401 DNP Project Seminar I
100 2
 Spring I
One Weekend (Thursday evening through Saturday) NUR 9410 Health Care Economics and Finance 20 3
NUR 9406 Transformational Leadership in Advanced Practice Nursing 20 3
NUR 9402 DNP Project Seminar II
80 2
Summer II
One Week (second week in June) NUR 9409 Health Policy 20 3
NUR 9412 Ethical & Legal Health Care Issues
20 3
NUR 9403 DNP Project Seminar III 100 2
Fall II One Weekend (Thursday evening through Saturday) NUR 9413 Special Topics
NUR 9404 DNP Project Seminar IV
    Total 500 hours 32

For more specific dates and information, please see the detailed Plan of Study for the current 2014-15 DNP Cohort.  Also listed is a concept map of the current cohort theme: Interprofessional Approaches to Patient Safety.

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Debra Shearer, EdD, MSN, FNP-BC
Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program

Liz Nicastro
DNP Program Assistant