Doctor of Nursing Practice (Post-Master’s)

The post-master's DNP is designed for students with an advanced practice registered nurse degree from another institution. This option totals 30 credits, including 15 credits of scholarly project work.

After completing the 30 credits for the post-master’s DNP program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate organizational and system leadership to improve the quality of health care for persons.
  • Design, implement and evaluate strategies to address the environmental influences of culture, economics, ethics, law, policy, politics, society and technology on health outcomes.
  • Engage in the processes of critical thinking, communication, change and lifelong learning as an advanced practice nurse.

Course sequence:

  • NUR500: Research Methods
  • NUR615: Ethical Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing
  • NUR625: Organizational and Systems Leadership in Healthcare
  • NUR620: Epidemiology
  • NUR633: Business and Legal Aspects of Advanced Practice Nursing
  • NUR650: DNP Capstone Project: Development
  • NUR655: DNP Capstone Project: Implementation
  • NUR660: DNP Capstone Project: Evaluation