Post-Masters Doctor of Nursing Practice: Part-Time Plan of Study

The school of nursing at Missouri State offers an Post-Masters 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 to the program you will complete doctorate-level courses.

After you have been admitted into the program you will take a total 29 hours of course work and 528 clinical rotation hours. The Post-Masters DNP program can only be completed full-time or part-time and takes a minimum of four semesters to complete.

Sample schedule

Below is a sample schedule for the Post-Masters 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 990 Introduction to Transforming Practice 1
NUR 800 DNP Leadership I: Concepts for Evidence-Based Practice 3
Total hours4

Second semester (fall)

NUR 802 Emerging Science of Advanced Practice 2
NUR 820 Social Justice and Disparities in Health and Healthcare 2
NUR 700 Epidemiology 3
Total hours7

Third semester (spring)

NUR 824 Health Policy to Improve Health Disparities 2
NUR 840 Technology for Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Systems 2
Total hours4

Fourth semester (summer)

(No courses this semester)
Total hours0

Fifth semester (fall)

NUR 830 DNP Leadership II: Impacting Disparities in Health and Healthcare 3
NUR 991 Transforming Practice I 3
Total hours6

Sixth semester (spring)

NUR 860 DNP Leadership III: Transforming Systems 4
NUR 992 Transforming Practice II 3
Total hours7

Seventh semester (summer)

NUR 993 Transforming Practice III 4
Total hours4