BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Plan

The BSN to DNP program is an 83 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 an option for the first year of the BSN to DNP program.

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)

CoursesHours
NUR 711 Advanced Roles and Leadership in Nursing 2
NUR 707 Advanced Health Assessment and Health Promotion Throughout the Lifespan 2
Total hours4

Second semester (fall)

CoursesHours
NUR 700 Epidemiology 3
NUR 701 Nursing Science 3
NUR 703 Population Health: A Local to Global Perspective 3
NUR 704 Population Health Practicum 1
NUR 761 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics 3
Total hours13

Third semester (spring)

CoursesHours
NUR 734 Advanced Physical Assessment and Clinical Reasoning 5
NUR 765 Applications of Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NUR 772 Advanced Research Methods in Nursing 3
NUR 788 Health Policies and Issues 3
Total hours14

Fourth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
NUR 800 DNP Leadership I: Concepts for Evidence-Based Practice 3
NUR 802 Emerging Science of Advanced Practice 2
NUR 990 Introduction to Transforming Practice 1
Total hours6

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
NUR 830 DNP Leadership II: Impacting Disparities in Health and Healthcare 3
NUR 730 Family Practice I 6
NUR 820 Social Justice and Disparities in Health and Healthcare 2
Total hours11

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
NUR 860 DNP Leadership III: Transforming Systems 4
NUR 840 Technology for Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Systems 2
NUR 750 Family Practice II 6
Total hours12

Seventh semester (summer)

CoursesHours
NUR 991 Transforming Practice I 3
Total hours3

Eighth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
NUR 770 Family Practice III 6
NUR 992 Transforming Practice II 3
NUR 824 Health Policy to Improve Health Disparities 2
Total hours11

Ninth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
NUR 790 Family Nurse Practitioner Advanced Practicum 5
NUR 993 Transforming Practice III 4
Total hours9