The academically rigorous curriculum for the DNP program prepares nurses to meet the challenges presented in today’s changing landscape of health care. The DNP program focuses on pioneering research, theory, and policy and enables students to directly apply what they learn in the classroom to advance their nursing practice to the highest professional level.
Post-MSN to DNP Program
The Post-MSN to DNP curriculum is designed to prepare advanced practice nurses who have earned their Master of Science in Nursing. Our program develops leaders in the field who improve health care outcomes through clinical practice, research, and management. The curriculum focuses strongly on Professional Practice Leadership.
As a student, you will stay up-to-date on the ever-changing dynamics of nursing practice. In addition, you will study ethics and the biophysical, psychosocial, analytical, and organizational sciences.
Post-MSN to DNP students will complete 30 course credits and a minimum of 1,000 clinical hours. Clinical hours completed during the student’s MSN degree program will count toward the total minimum 1,000 clinical hours required.
- Full-time students complete the program over a period of 5 terms
- Part-time students complete the program over a period of 7 terms
Both full-time and part-time students complete the same courses, and each term lasts 14 weeks.
Use the resources below to help plan your post-MSN to DNP program schedule:
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