Nurse Practitioner (Palliative Care)

Post MSN to DNP Plan of Study
Year 1   Fall    
NRDNP 860 Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics in Health Care 4 sh  (4,0,0)
NRDNP 854 Scientific Underpinnings for Practice  3 sh  (3,0,0)
NRDNP 850  Organizational Theory and Health Care Systems 3 sh  (3,0,0)
Year 1   Spring    
NRDNP 846  Frameworks for Leadership & Interprofessional Collaboration  3 sh  (3,0,0)
NRDNP 858  Evidence-Based Practice, Quality and Safety  3 sh  (3,0,0)
NRDNP 874  Palliative Care Management I (90 clinical hours*)   4 sh  (0,2,2)
Year 1   Summer    
NRDNP 830  Applied Health Care Economics and Finance  3 sh  (3,0,0)
NRDNP 875 Palliative Care II (135 clinical hours*)  5 sh  (0,2,3)
NRDNP 862  Practice Inquiry and IRB  3 sh  (3,0,0) 
Year 2   Fall    
NRDNP 836 Informatics in Health Care Delivery  3 sh  (3,0,0) 
NRDNP 890  Residency (180 clinical hours*)  2 sh  (0,0,4) 
Year 2   Spring    
NRDNP  890  Residency (225 clinical hours*) 4 sh  (0,0,5) 
NRPHD  708  Advanced Health Policy and Advocacy (270 clinical hours*)  NRPHD  (3,0,0) 
    Minimum DNP course work  49 sh  (28,4,14) 
    Total clinical hours = 630 (540 in last yr)    

sh=semester hour. Semester hour to clock hour ratio: Didactic, 1:1; seminar, 1:2; practicum, 1:3.

3(3, 0, 0) = (3 sh didactic, 0 sh seminar, 0 sh practicum) = 3 sh total

*A minimum of 400 hours is required during DNP Residency. Incorporated into Residency are 100 hours that support the Scholarly Project. The remaining 300 clinical hours must be in direct patient care.

Graduate students can elect to add Nurse Educator courses to include NURSM 615, NURSM 703, NURSM 713 and NRPHD 800.

According to College Policy, DNP students must graduate within 1.5 years times the length of the program; therefore, the full-time Post-BSN DNP plan of study must be completed within 4.5 years from the date of initial enrollment. Courses in the DNP program are offered once per year; either fall, spring, or summer semesters. Any deviation from this plan may jeopardize program completion and must be approved by the Director of MSN/ DNP Programs.