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