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2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing (Doctor of Nursing Practice)


Requirements (for the BSN).

A minimum of 80 credits is required, depending on the certification exam requirements: Adult Nurse Practitioner (80 cr.), Family Nurse Practitioner (80 cr.), Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (80-82 cr.).

Year 1 (Minimum 22 credits)
Fall Semester
NUR 601 - Biostatistics for Advanced Practice in Health Care.   
NUR 602 - Advanced Pathophysiology.   
Winter Semester
NUR 603 - Advanced Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics.   
NUR 604 - Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Reasoning - Theory.   
NUR 810 - Advanced Transcultural Care.   
Spring/Summer
NUR 605 - Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Reasoning - Practicum.    
NUR 700 - Research I for Doctor of Nursing Practice.   
NUR 715 - Theoretical Perspectives in the Discipline of Nursing for Advanced Practice.   

Year 2 (Minimum 22 credits)
Fall Semester

NUR 701 - Research II for Doctor of Nursing Practice.   
NUR 720 - Primary Health Care of Adolescents/Adults/Elders I - Theory.   
NUR 723 - Primary Health Care of Adolescents/Adults/Elders - Practicum.   1
NUR 730 - Applied Clinical Pharmacology for Primary Health Care I.    
Winter Semester
NUR 702 - Research III for Doctor of Nursing Practice.   
NUR 721 - Primary Health Care of Adolescents/Adults/Elders II - Theory.   
NUR 723 - Primary Health Care of Adolescents/Adults/Elders - Practicum.   1 
NUR 731 - Applied Clinical Pharmacology for Primary Health Care II.     
Spring/Summer
NUR 606 - Epidemiology for Advanced Practice in Health Care.   
NUR 723 - Primary Health Care of Adolescents/Adults/Elders - Practicum.   1  
NUR 901 - Capstone Seminar I.   2

Year 3 (12 credits minimum, plus concentration-specific courses)
Fall Semester
NUR 607 - Informatics.   
NUR 740 - Advanced Health Assessment of Children - Theory.  2 
NUR 750 - Care of Psychiatric/Mental Health Community Needs.  
NUR 760 - Women’s Health - Theory & Practicum.   
NUR 800 - Special Topics in Adult Nurse Practitioner Care - Theory/Practicum.   4 & 5  
Winter Semester
NUR 745 - Primary Health Care of Children - Theory.  
NUR 746 - Primary Health Care of Children - Practicum. 
NUR 780 - Care of Persons with Psychiatric/Mental Health Concerns I - Theory.    
NUR 800 - Special Topics in Adult Nurse Practitioner Care - Theory/Practicum.  4 & 5  
NUR 840 - Organizational and Administrative Theory.   
Spring/Summer
NUR 746 - Primary Health Care of Children - Practicum. 
NUR 781 - Care of Persons with Psychiatric/Mental Health Concerns I - Practicum.   3
NUR 800 - Special Topics in Adult Nurse Practitioner Care - Theory/Practicum.   4 & 5 
NUR 820 - Health Policy and Economics.  
NUR 902 - Capstone Seminar II.     

Year 4 (Minimum 8 credits, plus concentration specific related courses)
Fall Semester
NUR 790 - Care of Persons with Psychiatric/Mental Health Concerns II - Theory.  
NUR 830 - Advanced Practice Role - Theory.  
NUR 831 - Advanced Practice Role - Practicum.  
NUR 903 - Capstone Seminar III.   2 & 4      
Winter Semester
NUR 770 - Mental Health in Primary Care.   2 & 4 
NUR 791 - Care of Persons with Psychiatric/Mental Health Concerns II - Practicum.   3
NUR 850 - Urgent Primary Care - Theory/Practicum.   2 & 4  
NUR 870 - Nursing Education - Theory/Practicum.   
NUR 903 - Capstone Seminar III.    


1
  This course can be taken over several semesters, 6 credits are required.
2  Required for FNP students.
3  Required for PMHNP students.
4  Required for ANP students.
5 This course can be taken over several semesters, 7 credits are required.

Requirements  (for the MSN with advanced practice certification).

Thirty-one credits are required for students who have a MSN and are certified to complete the DNP program. The total number of credits can be reduced to a minimum of 24 by transferring graduate credit in accordance with the transfer policy and/or waiving up to three credits of coursework if comparable graduate or undergraduate coursework has been taken. 

Year 1 (11 credits)
Fall Semester
NUR 601 - Biostatistics for Advanced Practice in Health Care.   
Winter Semester
NUR 810 - Advanced Transcultural Care.   
Spring/Summer
NUR 700 - Research I for Doctor of Nursing Practice.    
NUR 715 - Theoretical Perspectives in the Discipline of Nursing for Advanced Practice.   

Year 2 (6-8 credits)
Fall Semester

NUR 701 - Research II for Doctor of Nursing Practice.    
Winter Semester
NUR 702 - Research III for Doctor of Nursing Practice.    
Spring/Summer
NUR 606 - Epidemiology for Advanced Practice in Health Care.  *
NUR 901 - Capstone Seminar I.  

Year 3 (9 credits)
Fall Semester

NUR 607 - Informatics.    
Winter Semester
NUR 840 - Organizational and Administrative Theory.     
Spring/Summer
NUR 820 - Health Policy and Economics.   
NUR 902 - Capstone Seminar II.  

Year 4 (5 credits)
Fall Semester

NUR 903 - Capstone Seminar III.   
Winter Semester
NUR 870 - Nursing Education - Theory/Practicum.    

*2 credits of epidemiology are recommended for students who have not had epidemiology in their MSN program in the fall semester of year 2 


Transfer Credit

Up to nine hours of graduate credit may be transferred and three hours of graduate credit may be waived into the DNP program by students admitted to either the RN or BSN track. Students admitted to the MSN track may transfer up to four hours of graduate credit and waive three hours of graduate credit into the DNP program. Transfers and waivers are made in accordance with the policies of the DNP graduate program committee, if comparable graduate coursework has been taken.