BSN to DNP: Family Nurse Practitioner Track

The Family Nurse Practitioner track prepares advanced practice nurses to provide holistic care to individuals of all ages from newborn babies to older adults. Students work in all care settings with a focus on delivering health promotion and disease prevention to people with acute and chronic disease. Graduates of this program are eligible to diagnose and manage the care of patients across the life span and in all settings except critical care. Students have clinical practica in nearby city and rural clinics, private practices, hospitals, and settings that employ advanced practice nurses or MDs. The DNP Family Nurse Practitioner track requires 72 credits of coursework and completion of a DNP Project.

Foundation Core Courses
NS 0601Epidemiology and Biostatistics3
NS 0605Advanced Healthcare Policy3
NS 0608Research Methods for Evidenced-Based Practice3
NS 0610Advanced Nursing Roles and Reflective Practice3
DNP Core Courses
NS 0611Population Health3
NS 0612Research Translation for Clinical Practice3
NS 0613Finance and Quality Management in Healthcare Organizations3
NS 0614Information Technology for Healthcare Improvement3
NS 0615Leadership and Interprofessional Collaboration3
NS 0687DNP Immersion 18
NS 0697DNP Seminar I 21
NS 0699DNP Seminar II 21
Advanced Practice Core Courses
NS 0604Advanced Health Assessment4
NS 0640Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology3
NS 0641Advanced Pharmacology3
Family Nurse Practitioner
NS 0642Adult Health I3
NS 0643Adult Health II4
NS 0644Practicum in Adult Health I4
NS 0645Care of Children and Families3
NS 0646Practicum in Care of Women, Children, and Families4
NS 0647Care of At-Risk Populations3
NS 0648Practicum in Care of At-Risk Populations4
Total Credits72
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 1200 hours. For MSN to DNP students, these hours include documented hours of supervision in an MSN program.

BSN to DNP: Family Nurse Practitioner Track (Full Time)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
NS 0608 Research Methods for Evidenced-Based Practice 3
NS 0610 Advanced Nursing Roles and Reflective Practice 3
NS 0640 Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology 3
 Credits9
Spring
NS 0601 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 3
NS 0641 Advanced Pharmacology 3
NS 0605 Advanced Healthcare Policy 3
NS 0697 DNP Seminar I 1
 Credits10
Summer
NS 0611 Population Health 3
NS 0604 Advanced Health Assessment 4
 Credits7
Second Year
Fall
NS 0613 Finance and Quality Management in Healthcare Organizations 3
NS 0614 Information Technology for Healthcare Improvement 3
NS 0642 Adult Health I 3
 Credits9
Spring
NS 0612 Research Translation for Clinical Practice 3
NS 0615 Leadership and Interprofessional Collaboration 3
NS 0643 Adult Health II 4
 Credits10
Summer
NS 0644 Practicum in Adult Health I 4
NS 0687 DNP Immersion 1 2
 Credits6
Third Year
Fall
NS 0645 Care of Children and Families 3
NS 0646 Practicum in Care of Women, Children, and Families 4
NS 0687 DNP Immersion 1 3
NS 0699 DNP Seminar II 1
 Credits11
Spring
NS 0647 Care of At-Risk Populations 3
NS 0648 Practicum in Care of At-Risk Populations 4
NS 0687 DNP Immersion 1 3
 Credits10
 Total Credits72

BSN to DNP: Family Nurse Practitioner Track (Part Time)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
NS 0610 Advanced Nursing Roles and Reflective Practice 3
NS 0640 Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology 3
 Credits6
Spring
NS 0641 Advanced Pharmacology 3
NS 0608 Research Methods for Evidenced-Based Practice 3
NS 0697 DNP Seminar I 1
 Credits7
Summer
NS 0605 Advanced Healthcare Policy 3
NS 0604 Advanced Health Assessment 4
 Credits7
Second Year
Fall
NS 0614 Information Technology for Healthcare Improvement 3
NS 0642 Adult Health I 3
 Credits6
Spring
NS 0601 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 3
NS 0643 Adult Health II 4
 Credits7
Summer
NS 0611 Population Health 3
NS 0644 Practicum in Adult Health I 4
 Credits7
Third Year
Fall
NS 0645 Care of Children and Families 3
NS 0646 Practicum in Care of Women, Children, and Families 4
 Credits7
Spring
NS 0647 Care of At-Risk Populations 3
NS 0648 Practicum in Care of At-Risk Populations 4
 Credits7
Summer
NS 0612 Research Translation for Clinical Practice 3
NS 0687 DNP Immersion 1 2
 Credits5
Fourth Year
Fall
NS 0613 Finance and Quality Management in Healthcare Organizations 3
NS 0687 DNP Immersion 1 3
NS 0699 DNP Seminar II 1
 Credits7
Spring
NS 0615 Leadership and Interprofessional Collaboration 3
NS 0687 DNP Immersion 1 3
 Credits6
 Total Credits72
1

A total of 1000 practicum/immersion hours are required for the DNP (1 credit=50 hours).