Course Requirements

The course layout noted below is for full-time study; a part-time option is also available.

Year 1

  • NU 604 Healthcare Research & Statistical Foundations for the Advanced Practice Nurse     3 CR
  • NU 700 Theoretical Components of Nursing Science     3 CR
  • NU 710 Healthcare Policy, Advocacy, & Ethics     3 CR
  • NU 556 Advanced Pharmacology I     2 CR
  • NU 557 Advanced Pharmacology 2     2 CR
  • NU 550 Family & Community Context for Healthcare     3 CR
  • NU 566 Advanced Pathophysiology for the Nurse Practitioner     3 CR
  • NU 740 Epidemiology & Population Health     3 CR
  • NU 720 Leading Quality Initiatives & Information Systems     3 CR
  • NU 552 Advanced Health Assessment     3 CR
  • NU 730 Clinical Scholarship & Analytical Methods for Evidence-Based Practice I    3 CR
  • NU 721 DNP Project Topic Development     1 CR

Year 2

  • NU 562 Primary Care I: Comprehensive Primary Care of the Adult     5 CR
  • NU 730 Advanced Biostatistics & Research Design     3 CR
  • NU 722 DNP Project Methodology Development     3 CR
  • NU 622 Primary Care II: Advanced Primary Care of Families in Complex Systems     6 CR
  • NU 770 Advanced Care of Special Populations     3 CR
  • NU 723 DNP Project Proposal Review     1 CR 
  • NU 632 Primary Care III: Advanced Primary Care & Health Promotion of Special Populations     7 CR
  • NU 781 Palliative Care     3 CR
  • NU 724 DNP Project Responsible Conduct of Research     1 CR
  • NU 750 Clinical Scholarship & Analytical Methods for Evidence-Based Practice II     3 CR

Year 3

  • NU 760 Strategic Leadership & Collaboration in Healthcare Organizations     3 CR
  • NU 810 DNP Scholarship & Advanced Practice I     3 CR
  • NU 831 Clinical Immersion I     2 CR
  • NU 725 DNP Project Implementation & Data Analysis     1 CR
  • NU 820 DNP Scholarship & Advanced Practice II     3 CR
  • NU 832 Clinical Immersion II     2 CR
  • NU 726 DNP Project Presentation, Dissemination & Evaluation     1 CR