MSN to DNP: Advanced Practice

The Advanced Practice DNP is a practice-focused doctorate for those with certification in an advanced specialty of nursing practice; it is comparable to clinical doctorates in other health disciplines such as pharmacy, physical therapy, and medicine. The Advanced Practice MSN-DNP program will give you the skills you need to excel in today's complex, challenging and ever-changing healthcare environment.

Foundation Core Courses
NS 0601Epidemiology and Biostatistics3
NS 0608Research Methods for Evidenced-Based Practice3
NS 0609Role Reflective Practice for MSN-DNP Students1
DNP Core Courses
NS 0602Healthcare Economics and Marketing3
NS 0611Population Health3
NS 0612Research Translation for Clinical Practice3
NS 0614Information Technology for Healthcare Improvement3
NS 0615Leadership and Interprofessional Collaboration3
NS 0687DNP Immersion 18
NS 0697DNP Seminar I1
NS 0699DNP Seminar II1
Total Credits32
1

A total of 1000 practicum/immersion hours is required for the DNP (1 credit = 50 hours).  For MSN to DNP students, these hours include documented hours of supervision in an MSN program.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
NS 0608 Research Methods for Evidenced-Based Practice 3
NS 0609 Role Reflective Practice for MSN-DNP Students 1
NS 0611 Population Health 3
 Credits7
Spring
NS 0601 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 3
NS 0615 Leadership and Interprofessional Collaboration 3
NS 0697 DNP Seminar I 1
 Credits7
Summer
NS 0602 Healthcare Economics and Marketing 3
NS 0612 Research Translation for Clinical Practice 3
NS 0687 DNP Immersion 1 2
 Credits8
Second Year
Fall
NS 0614 Information Technology for Healthcare Improvement 3
NS 0687 DNP Immersion 1 2
NS 0699 DNP Seminar II 1
 Credits6
Spring
NS 0687 DNP Immersion 1 4
 Credits4
 Total Credits32
1

A total of 1000 practicum/immersion hours is required for the DNP, with the exception of the Nurse Anesthesia program which requires a minimum of 2250 hours. For MSN to DNP students, these hours include documented hours of supervision in an MSN program.