Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice: Full-Time Plan of Study

The School of Nursing offers a Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice degree for individuals with a master’s degree from an accredited program interested in pursuing a doctorate degree.

After you are admitted into the program, you will:

  • Complete doctorate-level courses
  • Take 29 hours of course work and 528 clinical rotation hours

The Post-Master's DNP program can only be completed full-time (four semesters) or part-time (seven semesters) and takes a minimum of four semesters to complete.

Prerequisites

  • Graduate Statistics
  • Healthcare Informatics
  • Epidemiology

Sample schedule

The following is a sample degree plan. Students are not required to follow this plan, although all necessary courses must be completed before graduating. Students should find out the course rotation before scheduling classes. 

First semester (summer)

CoursesCredit Hrs / Clinical Hrs
Total hours4 / 48
NUR 800 DNP Leadership I: Concepts for Evidence-Based Practice 3 / 0
NUR 990 Introduction to Transforming Practice 1 / 48

Second semester (fall)

CoursesCredit Hrs / Clinical Hrs
Total hours10 / 144
NUR 830 DNP Leadership II: Impacting Disparities in Health and Healthcare 3 / 0
NUR 820 Social Justice and Disparities in Health and Healthcare 2 / 0
NUR 991 Transforming Practice I 3 / 144
NUR 802 Emerging Science of Advanced Practice 2 / 0

Third semester (spring)

CoursesCredit Hrs / Clinical Hrs
Total hours11 / 144
NUR 860 DNP Leadership III: Transforming Systems 4 / 0
NUR 840 Technology for Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Systems 2 / 0
NUR 992 Transforming Practice II 3 / 144
NUR 824 Health Policy to Improve Health Disparities 2 / 0

Fourth semester (summer)

CoursesCredit Hrs / Clinical Hrs
Total hours4 / 192
NUR 993 Transforming Practice III 4 / 192