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

The following is a sample schedule for this degree – your actual schedule may vary.

Meet with your advisor and review the class schedule before confirming your schedule.


  • Graduate Statistics
  • Healthcare Informatics
  • Epidemiology

Sample schedule

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 following degree plan is based on the graduate catalog.

First semester (fall)

CoursesCredit Hrs
NUR 800 DNP Leadership I: Concepts for Evidence-Based Practice 3
NUR 802 Emerging Science and Methods of Advanced Practice 3
Total hours6

Second semester (spring)

CoursesCredit Hrs
NUR 830 DNP Leadership II: Impacting Disparities in Health and Healthcare 6
NUR 840 Technology for Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Systems 2
Total hours8

Third semester (summer)

CoursesCredit Hrs
NUR 824 Health Policy to Improve Health Disparities 3
Total hours3

Fourth semester (fall)

CoursesCredit Hrs
NUR 860 DNP Leadership III: Transforming Systems 6
Total hours6

Fifth semester (spring)

CoursesCredit Hrs
NUR 810 Finance Management and Entrepreneurship for Advanced Nursing Roles 2
NUR 993 Transforming Practice 4
Total hours6