BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Plan

The BSN to DNP program is an 82 credit hour program that prepares graduates to practice in the family nurse practitioner role. The program consists of courses in online, and seated classroom formats. The program is available to students living in Missouri. The program can be completed in three (3) years of full-time study. Part-time study is not available for the BSN to DNP option.

Sample schedule

Below is a sample schedule for the BSN to DNP program. This schedule should not replace meetings with your advisor but only serve as a guide. Keep in mind that you must be accepted to the Graduate College and the program before you can begin taking courses. Courses should be completed in exactly the order they are listed on this sample schedule. This is to ensure that you will meet all requirements for graduation.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (summer)

NUR 711 Advanced Roles and Leadership in Nursing2
NUR 707 Advanced Health Assessment and Health Promotion Throughout the Lifespan2
Total hours4

Second semester (fall)

NUR 700 Epidemiology3
NUR 701 Nursing Science3
NUR 761 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics3
NUR 734 Advanced Physical Assessment and Clinical Reasoning5
Total hours14

Third semester (spring)

NUR 765 Applications of Advanced Pathophysiology3
NUR 772 Advanced Research Methods in Nursing3
NUR 788 Health Policies and Issues3
NUR 703 Population Health: A Local to Global Perspective3
NUR 704 Population Health Practicum1
Total hours12

Fourth semester (summer)

NUR 800 DNP Leadership I: Concepts for Evidence-Based Practice3
NUR 802 Emerging Science of Advanced Practice2
NUR 990 Introduction to Transforming Practice1
Total hours6

Fifth semester (fall)

NUR 830 DNP Leadership II: Impacting Disparities in Health and Healthcare3
NUR 730 Family Practice I6
NUR 820 Social Justice and Disparities in Health and Healthcare2
Total hours11

Sixth semester (spring)

NUR 860 DNP Leadership III: Transforming Systems4
NUR 840 Technology for Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Systems2
NUR 750 Family Practice II6
Total hours12

Seventh semester (summer)

NUR 991 Transforming Practice I3
Total hours3

Eighth semester (fall)

NUR 770 Family Practice III6
NUR 992 Transforming Practice II3
NUR 824 Health Policy to Improve Health Disparities2
Total hours11

Ninth semester (spring)

NUR 790 Family Nurse Practitioner Advanced Practicum5
NUR 993 Transforming Practice III4
Total hours9