BSN-DNP

Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will:

  • Synthesize research-based evidence to create, implement, evaluate, and translate into practice
  • Serve as leaders in nursing and health care by effecting organizational and/or public policy development
  • Demonstrate expert knowledge, values, and skills to improve health outcomes in a specialized area and/or population foci of nursing
  • Demonstrate expertise in increasingly complex practice, leadership, and/or faculty roles.

Program Options

 On-site Emphasis Areas

  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) (74 credit hours)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) (74 credit hours)
    • Distant, on-site track is available in St. Joseph, MO (MWSU)
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) (73 credit hours)

 Online Emphasis Areas

  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) (74 credit hours)
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) (74 credit hours)
  • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) (74 credit hours)

Core Coursework for the Nurse Practitioners

NURSE 5526Health Promotion Across the Lifespan3
NURSE 5527Cultural Diversity & Values3
NURSE 5528Healthcare Policy & Advocacy3
Ethics in Practice and Research3
Advanced Health Assessment Skills3
NURSE 5549RPharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics: Application for Graduate-Prepared Nurses1
NURSE 5547ADiagnostic Reasoning/Advanced Assessment4
NURSE 5548Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan3
NURSE 5549Pharmacology Across the Life Span for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURSE 5550Theoretical Foundations in Nursing3
NURSE 5555Nursing Research3
NURSE 5564APrimary Care of Adults I Where "A' is used, substitute your emphasis area, e.g. "F"5
NURSE 5566APrimary Care of Adult-Gerontology II4
NURSE 5601Clinical Institute I1
NURSE 5602Healthcare Systems & Leadership3
NURSE 5608Theory Development I3
NURSE 5609Clinical Institute II1
NURSE 5611Healthcare Economics & Quality3
NURSE 5611Healthcare Economics & Quality3
NURSE 5613Application of Evidence-based Practice I3
NURSE 5637Healthcare Outcomes and Epidemiology3
NURSE 5621AClinical III7
NURSE 5629 Clinical Institute III Project Data & Presentation2
NURSE 5623AAdvanced Nursing Practice: Synthesis Practicum5
Total Credits75

Core Coursework for the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

Year I
Summer SemesterCreditsFall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
BIOLOGY 55103BIOLOGY 55394NURSE 5650NAO0
LS-MBB 55101PHARM 55204PHARM 55304
BIOLOGY 5510L1NURSE 56123NURSE 55553
NURSE 5615NA2NURSE 5619NAO2NURSE 5619NAB2
  BIOLOGY 55404
 7 13 13
Year II
Summer SemesterCreditsFall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
NURSE 5650NA10NURSE 5628NA22NURSE 5650NA30
NURSE 5627NA1NURSE 5619NA23NURSE 5641NA1
NURSE 56091NURSE 5636NA1NURSE 5640NA1
NURSE 5628NA11NURSE 56372NURSE 5674NA12
NURSE 5619NA12NURSE 5650NA20NURSE 5619NA33
 NURSE 5607NA2NURSE 5638NA11
 5 10 8
Year III
Summer SemesterCreditsFall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
NURSE 5674NA22NURSE 5650NA50NURSE 5661NA21
NURSE 5638NA22NURSE 5661NA12NURSE 5650NA60
NURSE 5659NA2NURSE 5643NA2NURSE 5674NA42
NURSE 5650NA40NURSE 5674NA32NURSE 5642NA1
  NURSE 56xx Acute Crisis Resource Management1
 6 6 5
Total Credits: 73

APRN MSN-DNP

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the DNP program will be prepared to:

  1. Synthesize research-based evidence to create, implement, evaluate, and translate into practice
  2. Serve as leaders in nursing and health care by effecting organizational and/or public policy development
  3. Demonstrate expert knowledge, values, and skills to improve health outcomes in a specialized area and/or population foci of nursing
  4. Demonstrate expertise in increasingly complex practice, leadership, and/or faculty roles.

Program Course Requirements

Pre-Requisite Coursework

NURSE 5550Theoretical Foundations in Nursing3
NURSE 5555Nursing Research3
NURSE 5612Statistics I3
Total Credits9

 Core Coursework

NURSE 5528Healthcare Policy & Advocacy3
NURSE 5602Healthcare Systems & Leadership (and four days on-site)3
NURSE 5608Theory Development I3
NURSE 5664Concepts & Approaches of Epidemiology & Statistics in Research3
NURSE 5611Healthcare Economics & Quality3
NURSE 5613Application of Evidence-based Practice I3
NURSE 5617Application of Evidence-based Practice II (DNP Clinical and a 2-4 day site visit)3
NURSE 5620Advanced Practice V - DNP Clinical5
NURSE 5624Advanced Practice VI-DNP Practicum5
Total Credits31