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 end of life. 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 73 credits of coursework and completion of a DNP Project.

Foundation Core Courses
NURS 7601Epidemiology and Biostatistics3
NURS 7605Advanced Healthcare Policy3
NURS 7608Research Methods for Evidenced-Based Practice3
NURS 7610Advanced Nursing Roles and Reflective Practice3
DNP Core Courses
NURS 7611Population Health3
NURS 7612Research Translation for Clinical Practice3
NURS 7613Finance and Quality Management in Healthcare Organizations3
NURS 7614Information Technology for Healthcare Improvement3
NURS 7615Leadership and Interprofessional Collaboration3
NURS 7687DNP Immersion 18
NURS 7697DNP Seminar I1
NURS 7699DNP Seminar II1
Advanced Practice Core Courses
NURS 7604Advanced Health Assessment4
NURS 7640Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology4
NURS 7641Advanced Pharmacology3
Family Nurse Practitioner Courses
NURS 7642Adult Health I3
NURS 7643Adult Health II4
NURS 7645Care of Children and Families3
NURS 7647Care of At-Risk Populations3
NURS 7951Practicum in Adult Health I4
NURS 7952Clinical Conference Across the Lifespan: FNP Practicum I4
NURS 7953Clinical Conference Across the Lifespan: FNP Practicum II4
Total Credits73

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

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
NURS 7608 Research Methods for Evidenced-Based Practice 3
NURS 7610 Advanced Nursing Roles and Reflective Practice 3
NURS 7640 Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology 4
 Credits10
Spring
NURS 7601 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 3
NURS 7605 Advanced Healthcare Policy 3
NURS 7641 Advanced Pharmacology 3
NURS 7697 DNP Seminar I 1
 Credits10
Summer
NURS 7604 Advanced Health Assessment 4
NURS 7611 Population Health 3
 Credits7
Second Year
Fall
NURS 7613 Finance and Quality Management in Healthcare Organizations 3
NURS 7614 Information Technology for Healthcare Improvement 3
NURS 7642 Adult Health I 3
 Credits9
Spring
NURS 7612 Research Translation for Clinical Practice 3
NURS 7615 Leadership and Interprofessional Collaboration 3
NURS 7643 Adult Health II 4
 Credits10
Summer
NURS 7687 DNP Immersion 1 2
NURS 7951 Practicum in Adult Health I 4
 Credits6
Third Year
Fall
NURS 7645 Care of Children and Families 3
NURS 7687 DNP Immersion 3
NURS 7699 DNP Seminar II 1
NURS 7952 Clinical Conference Across the Lifespan: FNP Practicum I 4
 Credits11
Spring
NURS 7647 Care of At-Risk Populations 3
NURS 7687 DNP Immersion 3
NURS 7953 Clinical Conference Across the Lifespan: FNP Practicum II 4
 Credits10
 Total Credits73

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

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
NURS 7610 Advanced Nursing Roles and Reflective Practice 3
NURS 7640 Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology 4
 Credits7
Spring
NURS 7608 Research Methods for Evidenced-Based Practice 3
NURS 7641 Advanced Pharmacology 3
NURS 7697 DNP Seminar I 1
 Credits7
Summer
NURS 7604 Advanced Health Assessment 4
NURS 7605 Advanced Healthcare Policy 3
 Credits7
Second Year
Fall
NURS 7601 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 3
NURS 7642 Adult Health I 3
 Credits6
Spring
NURS 7612 Research Translation for Clinical Practice 3
NURS 7643 Adult Health II 4
 Credits7
Summer
NURS 7611 Population Health 3
NURS 7951 Practicum in Adult Health I 4
 Credits7
Third Year
Fall
NURS 7645 Care of Children and Families 3
NURS 7952 Clinical Conference Across the Lifespan: FNP Practicum I 4
 Credits7
Spring
NURS 7647 Care of At-Risk Populations 3
NURS 7953 Clinical Conference Across the Lifespan: FNP Practicum II 4
 Credits7
Summer
NURS 7614 Information Technology for Healthcare Improvement 3
NURS 7687 DNP Immersion 1 2
 Credits5
Fourth Year
Fall
NURS 7613 Finance and Quality Management in Healthcare Organizations 3
NURS 7687 DNP Immersion 3
NURS 7699 DNP Seminar II 1
 Credits7
Spring
NURS 7615 Leadership and Interprofessional Collaboration 3
NURS 7687 DNP Immersion 3
 Credits6
 Total Credits73