FNP MS to DNP Part-Time Plan of Study (Doctoral Portion of BS-MS)

Successful completion of FNP Master's program: 48 credits

Semester I (Fall)

  • NURS 5850: Scientific and Theoretical Underpinnings for the Scholarship of Application (3 Credits)
  • NURS 5845: Health Service Statistics &Research Methods for the Scholarship of Application (3 Credits)

Semester II (Spring)

  • NURS 5855: Evidence Based Practice (3 Credits)
  • NURS 5860: Quality and Organizational/Systems (3 Credits)

Semester III (Fall)

  • NURS 5865 Information Systems (3 Credits)
  • GRAD 5870: Health Policy & Advocacy for the Scholarship of Application (3 credit)
  • NURS 5895: DNP Seminar: Topic Identification (1 credit)
  • GRAD 5910: Responsible Conduct of Research (1 credit)

Semester IV (Spring)

  • NURS 5885: Leadership and Management for the Scholarship of Application (3 Credits)
  • NURS 5869: DNP Residency I-Project Development (3-5 Credits)

Semester V (Summer)

  • NURS 5879: DNP Residency II-Project Implementation (3-5 Credits)

Semester VI (Fall)

  • NURS 5889: DNP Residency III-Project Evaluation (3-5 Credits)

Successful completion of Semester VI: 32-38 (students entering with <750 post-BS clinical hours will require more hours/Residency credits). Student who take electives will earn additional credits.

Elective Options Include

  • NURS 6101: Grants Writing,
  • NURS 6122: Quantitative Methods for Design and Analysis in Nursing Research I
  • NURS 6130: Introduction to Qualitative Methods
  • NURS 5001/5002/5003: Holistic Nursing Online Graduate Certificate
  • NURS 5700/5710/5720: Certificate in Health Professions Education
  • NURS 5101/5102/5103/5104: Pain Management Online Graduate Certificate