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)
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) (73 credit hours)

 Online Emphasis Areas

  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) (74 credit hours)
  • 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
NURSE 5529Ethics in Advanced Practice & Research3
NURSE 5544Advanced Health Assessment Skills2
NURSE 5547Diagnostic Reasoning/Advanced Assessment3
NURSE 5548Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan3
NURSE 5549Pharmacology Across the Life Span for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURSE 5549RPharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics: Application for Graduate-Prepared Nurses1
NURSE 5550Theoretical Foundations in Nursing3
NURSE 5555Nursing Research3
NURSE 5564APrimary Care of Adults I5
or NURSE 5564C Primary Care of Children I
or NURSE 5564F Primary Care of Families I
or NURSE 5564W Primary Health Care of Women
NURSE 5566APrimary Care of Adult-Gerontology II5
or NURSE 5564F Primary Care of Families I
NURSE 5601Clinical Institute I1
NURSE 5602Healthcare Systems & Leadership3
NURSE 5608Theory Development I3
NURSE 5609Clinical Institute II1
NURSE 5611Healthcare Economics & Quality3
NURSE 5613Application of Evidence-based Practice I3
NURSE 5617AApplication of Evidence-based Practice II1
NURSE 5617BApplication of Evidence-based Practice II2
NURSE 5623AAdvanced Nursing Practice: Synthesis Practicum5
or NURSE 5623C Advanced Nursing Practice: Synthesis Practicum
or NURSE 5623F Advanced Nursing Practice: Synthesis Practicum
or NURSE 5623W Advanced Nursing Practice: Synthesis Practicum
NURSE 5629Clinical Institute III (Project Data & Presentation)2
or NURSE 5621A Clinical III
or NURSE 5621C Clinical III
or NURSE 5621F Clinical III
or NURSE 5621W Clinical III
NURSE 5637Healthcare Outcomes and Epidemiology3
Total Credits67

Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Option (AGNP)

NURSE 5531Graduate Pharmacology Specialty2
NURSE 55XX (Adult-Gerontology Acute Care I)3
NURSE 55XX (Adult-Gerontology Acute Care II)3
NURSE 55XX (Advanced Practice Clinical Practicum I)4
NURSE 55XX (Advanced Practice Clinical Practicum II)4
Total Credits16

Family Nurse Practitioner Option (FNP)

NURSE 5549Pharmacology Across the Life Span for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURSE 5564FPrimary Care of Families I5
NURSE 5566FPrimary Care of Families II5
NURSE 5572Advanced Nursing Practice: Synthesis Practicum5
Total Credits18

Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) Coursework

BIOLOGY 5510Gross Anatomy for Nurse Anesthetists3
BIOLOGY 5510LGross Anatomy for Nurse Anesthetists1
BIOLOGY 5539Mammalian Physiology4
BIOLOGY 5540Pathophysiology4
LS-MBB 5510Graduate Biochemistry for Nurse Anesthetists1
PHARM 5520Pharmacology II4
PHARM 5530Pharmacology III4
NURSE 5555Nursing Research3
NURSE 5607NAHealth Care Policy and Leadership for the Nurse Anesthetist2
NURSE 5609Clinical Institute II1
NURSE 5612Statistics I3
NURSE 5615NAChemistry and Physics for the Nurse Anesthetist3
NURSE 5619NAOOrientation to Nurse Anesthesia Practice2
NURSE 5619NA1Principles of Nurse Anesthesia Practice I2
NURSE 5619NA2Principles of Nurse Anesthesia II3
NURSE 5619NA3Principles of Nurse Anesthesia Practice III3
NURSE 5619NABBasic Principles of Nurse Anesthesia Practice2
NURSE 5627NARegional Anesthesia1
NURSE 5628NA1Advanced Physical Health Assessment for the Nurse Anesthetist I2
NURSE 5628NA2Advanced Physical Health Assessment for the Nurse Anesthetist II1
NURSE 5636NAObstetrical Anesthesia1
NURSE 5637Healthcare Outcomes and Epidemiology2
NURSE 5638NA1Pharmacology of Anesthesia I1
NURSE 5638NA2Pharmacology of Anesthesia II2
NURSE 5640NAPediatric Anesthesia1
NURSE 5641NAAcute and Chronic Pain Management1
NURSE 5642NAComprehensive Review1
NURSE 5643NAProfessional Practice for the Nurse Anesthetist2
NURSE 5650NAOClinical Anesthesia Orientation0
NURSE 5650NA1Clinical Anesthesia I0
NURSE 5650NA2Clinical Anesthesia II0
NURSE 5650NA3Clinical Anesthesia III0
NURSE 5650NA4Clinical Anesthesia IV0
NURSE 5650NA5Clinical Anesthesia V0
NURSE 5650NA6Clinical Anesthesia VI0
NURSE 5659NAHealth Systems, Economics and Quality in Nurse Anesthesia Practice2
NURSE 5661NA1Anesthesia & Co-Existing Dieseases I2
NURSE 5661NA2Anesthesia & Co-Existing Diseases II1
NURSE 5674NA1Scholarly Project in Nurse Anesthesia I2
NURSE 5674NA2Scholarly Project in Nurse Anesthesia II2
NURSE 5674NA3Scholarly Project in Nurse Anesthesia III2
NURSE 5674NA4Scholarly Project in Nurse Anesthesist IV2
NURSE 56XX (Acute Crisis)1
Total Credits74

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Option (PNP)

NURSE 5549Pharmacology Across the Life Span for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURSE 5564CPrimary Care of Children I5
NURSE 5566CChronic Child Health Care (Clinical II)5
NURSE 5572Advanced Nursing Practice: Synthesis Practicum5
Total Credits18

Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Option (WHNP)

NURSE 5549Pharmacology Across the Life Span for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURSE 5564FPrimary Care of Families I5
NURSE 5566FPrimary Care of Families II5
NURSE 5572Advanced Nursing Practice: Synthesis Practicum5
Total Credits18

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