MSN to DNP: Executive Doctor of Nursing Practice

The Executve DNP is a practice-focused doctorate for current nurse executives/administrators that focuses on leadership and is specifically designed in a flexible, hybrid format for the working professional. This program, which is based on the DNP core, offers specialized leadership courses and integrates the content throughout the students' immersion experiences in hospitals, healthcare systems, and businesses.

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 18-20
NS 0697DNP Seminar I1
NS 0699DNP Seminar II1
Executive DNP
NS 0605Advanced Healthcare Policy3
Total Credits35-47
1

A total of 1,000 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 a 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 0687 DNP Immersion 1 2
 Credits6
Spring
NS 0601 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 3
NS 0687 DNP Immersion 1 2
NS 0697 DNP Seminar I 1
 Credits6
Summer
NS 0602 Healthcare Economics and Marketing 3
NS 0687 DNP Immersion 1 3
 Credits6
Second Year
Fall
NS 0611 Population Health 3
NS 0687 DNP Immersion 1 3
 Credits6
Spring
NS 0615 Leadership and Interprofessional Collaboration 3
NS 0687 DNP Immersion 1 3
 Credits6
Summer
NS 0612 Research Translation for Clinical Practice 3
NS 0687 DNP Immersion 1 3
 Credits6
Third 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 0605 Advanced Healthcare Policy 3
NS 0687 DNP Immersion 1 2
 Credits5
 Total Credits47
1

A total of 1,000 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 a MSN program.

Total Minimum Credits: 35