DNP - Plan of Study

Exemplar of full-time (PT) POST-MASTERS DNP Program of Study1

Summer 2014 (Year 1)
Course # Title Credits
NRSG 705 Clinical Inquiry: Development of the Capstone Proposal Problem Statement 1
NRSG 731 Transformational Leadership 3
BIOS 806 Biostatistics/or alternate Biostatistics course 3
Subtotal 7 (7)
Fall 2014
Course # Title Credits
NRSG 701 Implementing Evidence-Based Practice 3
NRSG 702 Methods for Assessing Clinical Practice Outcomes 3
NRSG 755 Health Care Economics and Financial Management 3
NRSG 706 Clinical Inquiry: Development of the Capstone Proposal Literature Review 1
NRSG 707 Clinical Inquiry: Development of the Capstone Proposal Conceptual Framework and Methods 1
Subtotal 11 (18)
Spring 2015
Course # Title Credits
EPI 820 Epidemiology 3
NRSG 709 Health Care Policy 3
NRSG 703 Changing Complex Systems to Improve Health Care Delivery (2 didactic/ 2 Clinical (DNP Practicum) credits) 4
Subtotal 10 (28)
Summer 2015 (Year 2)
Course # Title Credits
NRSG 704 Clinical Inquiry 4
Subtotal 4 (32)
Fall 2015
Course # Title Credits
NRSG 704 Clinical Inquiry 3
Subtotal 3 (35)

1 This table illustrates an approach for a full-time plan of study.

Exemplar of part-time (PT) POST-MASTERS DNP Program of Study — 2 courses/semester2

Summer 2014 (Year 1)
Course # Title Credits
NRSG 705 Clinical Inquiry: Development of the Capstone Proposal Problem Statement 1
NRSG 731 Transformational Leadership 3
Subtotal 4 (4)
Fall 2014
Course # Title Credits
BIOS 806 Biostatistics/or alternate Biostatistics course 3
NRSG 701 Implementing Evidence-Based Practice 3
NRSG 706 Clinical Inquiry: Development of the Capstone Proposal Literature Review 1
Subtotal 7 (11)
Spring 2015
Course # Title Credits
EPI 820 Epidemiology 3
NRSG 709 Health Care Policy 3
Subtotal 6 (17)
Fall 2015 (Year 2)
Course # Title Credits
NRSG 755 Health Care Economics and Financial Management 3
NRSG 702 Methods for Assessing Clinical Practice Outcomes 3
NRSG 707 Clinical Inquiry: Development of the Capstone Proposal Conceptual Framework and Methods 1
Subtotal 7 (24)
Spring 2016
Course # Title Credits
NRSG 703 Changing Complex Systems to Improve Health Care Delivery (2 didactic/ 2 Clinical (DNP Practicum) credits) 4
Subtotal 4 (28)
Fall 2016 (Year 3)
Course # Title Credits
NRSG 704 Clinical Inquiry 4
Subtotal 4 (32)
Spring 2017
Course # Title Credits
NRSG 704 Clinical Inquiry 3
Subtotal 3 (35)

2 This table illustrates one approach to the plan of study for a student who elects to take two courses per semester. Other approaches are possible, as determined by the student and advisor

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