DNP-Post Baccalaureate Entry


  • Center City Campus
  • Dixon Campus
  • College of Nursing

Degree Earned

  • Doctorate

Program Length

4-6 Years

Program Type

  • Online


3.2 GPA

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Family-Individual Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner Curriculum

Graduate Core Curriculum Credits
NU602.7 Health Policy, Legal and Ethical Dimensions of Practice  
NU603.7 Research for Advanced Practice Nursing I  
NU605.7 Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse  
NU625.7 Epidemiology for the Health Professions
NU672.7 Informatics for Advanced Nursing Practice
Total Graduate Core Curriculum Credits 15
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Core Curriculum
NU570.7 Pathophysiology of Human Disease  
NU673.7 Comprehensive Assessment for Clinical Decision-Making  
NU560.7 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics  
Total Advanced Practice Nurse Core Curriculum Credits
Specialty Curriculum
NU674.7 Management of Common Health Problems in Primary Care
NU675.7 Management of Women and Children in Ambulatory Care
NU676.7 Management of the Adult and Older Adult in Ambulatory Care
Total Specialty Curriculum Credits 9
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
NU712.7 Practicum III 3
Total Doctor of Nursing Practice Practicum Credits 9
Total Program Credits 69
*Students from accelerated baccalaureate programs will have their academic transcripts evaluated upon matriculation by the Chair of Graduate Programs for potential transfer credit.