DNP-Post Baccalaureate Entry


College of Nursing


Doctor of Nursing Practice


Center City, Dixon




4 - 6 Years

Community Systems Administration Program Curriculum

Graduate Core Curriculum

NU602.7 Health Policy, Legal and Ethical Dimensions of Practice  3
NU603.7 Research for Advanced Practice Nursing I   3
NU605.7 Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse   3
NU625.7 Epidemiology for the Health Professions 3
NU672.7 Informatics for Advanced Nursing Practice 3
Total Graduate Core Curriculum Credits 15

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Core Curriculum

NU690.7 Nursing/Healthcare Informatics: Project Management 3
NU691.7 Healthcare Economics and Financial Management for Nurses   3
Elective   3
Elective  3
Total Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Core Curriculum Credits 12

Specialty Curriculum

NU681.7 Community Systems Administration I 3
NU682.7 Community Systems Administration II 3
Total Specialty Credits 6

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Core Curriculum

NU701.7 Scientific Underpinnings for Nursing Practice 3
NU702.7 Practice Inquiry: Designs, Methods and Analyses 3
NU703.7 Theoretical Foundations for Organizational Change in Healthcare Systems 3
NU704.7 Philosophy, Foundations, and Methods for Evidence-Based Practice 3
NU705.7 Advanced Topics in Health Informatics 3
NU706.7 Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety 3
NU707.7 Leadership and Inter-Professional Collaboration 3
NU708.7 Clinical Prevention and Population Health for Improving the Nation’s Health 3
NU709.7 Current Issues in Health and Social Policy: Planning, Participating and Policy Making 3
Total Doctor of Nursing Practice Core Curriculum Credits 27

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Practicum Sequence

NU710.7 Practicum I 3
NU711.7 Practicum II 3
NU712.7 Practicum III 3
Total Doctor of Nursing Practicum Credits


*Students from accelerated baccalaureate programs will have their academic transcripts evaluated upon matriculation by the Chair of Graduate Programs for potential transfer credit.