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
NURS 7601Epidemiology and Biostatistics3
NURS 7608Research Methods for Evidenced-Based Practice3
NURS 7609Role Reflective Practice for MSN-DNP Students1
DNP Core Courses
NURS 7602Healthcare Economics and Marketing3
NURS 7611Population Health3
NURS 7612Research Translation for Clinical Practice3
NURS 7614Information Technology for Healthcare Improvement3
NURS 7615Leadership and Interprofessional Collaboration3
NURS 7687DNP Immersion 18-20
NURS 7697DNP Seminar I1
NURS 7699DNP Seminar II1
Executive DNP Courses
NURS 7605Advanced Healthcare Policy3
Total Credits35-47
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
NURS 7608 Research Methods for Evidenced-Based Practice 3
NURS 7609 Role Reflective Practice for MSN-DNP Students 1
NURS 7687 DNP Immersion 1 2
 Credits6
Spring
NURS 7601 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 3
NURS 7687 DNP Immersion 2
NURS 7697 DNP Seminar I 1
 Credits6
Summer
NURS 7602 Healthcare Economics and Marketing 3
NURS 7687 DNP Immersion 3
 Credits6
Second Year
Fall
NURS 7611 Population Health 3
NURS 7687 DNP Immersion 3
 Credits6
Spring
NURS 7615 Leadership and Interprofessional Collaboration 3
NURS 7687 DNP Immersion 3
 Credits6
Summer
NURS 7612 Research Translation for Clinical Practice 3
NURS 7687 DNP Immersion 3
 Credits6
Third Year
Fall
NURS 7614 Information Technology for Healthcare Improvement 3
NURS 7687 DNP Immersion 2
NURS 7699 DNP Seminar II 1
 Credits6
Spring
NURS 7605 Advanced Healthcare Policy 3
NURS 7687 DNP Immersion 2
 Credits5
 Total Credits47

Total Minimum Credits: 35