The DNP program requires 42 post-master’s graduate credit hours and completion of a total of 1000 clinical practice hours (includes 500 hours from the MSN program).

Core Courses (18 credit hours)

  • NUDN 8140 - Foundations and Applications of Evidence-Based Practice (3)
  • NUDN 8145 - Leadership and Project Planning (3)
  • NUDN 8202 - Community Epidemiology (3)
  • NUDN 8220 - Healthcare Policy and Ethics (3)
  • NUDN 8230 - Economic and Financial Aspects of Healthcare System (3)
  • NUDN 8270 - Technology for Communication and Transforming Healthcare (3)

Concentration Courses

  • Theory Courses (9 credit hours)
    • NUDN 8160 - Global Health and Social Justice (3)
    • NUDN 8260 - Leadership and Healthcare Systems (3)
    • NURS 6XXX - or above - Elective (3)
  • Methods Courses (6 credit hours)
    • NUDN 8147 - Applied Biostatistics (3)
    • NUDN 8150 - Healthcare Program Evaluation and Quality (3)
  • Residency and Project Courses (9 credit hours)
    • NUDN 8441 - Clinical Residency and Project Development I (2)
    • NUDN 8442 - Clinical Residency and Project Development II (2)
    • NUDN 8443 - Clinical Residency and Project Development III (3)
    • NUDN 8444 - Clinical Residency and Project Development IV (2)

Degree Total = 42 Credit Hours