Post-MSN Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Curriculum

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The Post-MSN-DNP curriculum is offered online across 6 semesters, resulting in the terminal nursing practice degree.  The Post-MSN-DNP curriculum is offered taking two to three courses per semester and attending the annual Graduate Intensive.

The curriculum is a total of 37 credits hours which includes courses in biomedical ethics, biometrics, outcome management, health policy, leadership and management, among others. The curriculum also includes nine elective credits. Electives must be approved by the graduate program director. Possible elective areas are:

  • Public health
  • Epidemiology
  • Business
  • Nursing informatics
  • Other areas that would support the DNP-prepared APRN
Post-MSN-DNP Curriculum Courses
* Below is an example of the curriculum. Course offerings may change as decided by the program director*
Courses SubjectCourse NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
NURS 9110Health Policy Concerns in Delivery Systems3
NURS 9111Biomedical Ethics2
NURS 9113Biometrics3
NURS 9114Outcomes Management2
NURS 9115Scholarly Writing at the Graduate Level1
NURS9116Leadership & Management in Practice Transformation3
NURS 9207Role Transition for DNP Prepared APRN’s2
NURS9263Population Focused Collaborative Initiative3
NURS9117Clinical Project 13
NURS 9118Clinical Project 23
NURS 9119Clinical Project 33
Elective 13
Elective 23
Elective 33
Total Credit Hours37
Completion of a minimum of 500 applied hours required for Post-MSN DNP degree completion.
Post-MSN-DNP Program of Study
Note: If you are receiving grant funds or foundation scholarships, you must be a full-time graduate student with a minimum five credit load per semester.
Prior to Start of Program
Graduate Intensive-Mandatory program orientation via on-line modules and 4 days on-campus workshops
Summer session (10 weeks)

NURS 9111 Biomedical Ethics (2)

NURS 9207 Role Transition for DNP-Prepared APRNs (2)

NURS 9115 Scholarly Writing at the Doctoral Level (1)
Total Credits(5)
Fall semester (15 weeks)

NURS 9113 Biometrics (3)

NURS 9114 Outcomes Management (2)
Spring semester (15 weeks)

NURS 9110 Health Policy Concerns in Delivery Systems (3)

NURS 9263 Pop Focused Collaborative Initative (3)

Elective 1 (3)
Summer session (10 weeks)

4-day Graduate Intensive on-campus

NURS 9117 Clinical Project 1 (3)

Elective 2 (3)
Total Credits(5)(9)(6)
Fall semester (15 weeks)

NURS 9116 Leadership and Management in Practice Transformation (3)

NURS 9118 Clinical Project 2 (3)
Spring semester (15 weeks)

NURS 9119 Clinical Project 3 (3)

Elective 3 (3)
Total Credits(6)(6)

Last updated: 2/15/2018

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