Program Requirements

Clinical experiences

Clinical FNP experiences for BSN to DNP students are individually arranged with preceptors, who have the appropriate educational and experiential qualifications. Students can complete their clinical experiences in their local community if sites and preceptors are approved by the School of Nursing. However, students should plan to travel outside of the local community for clinical experiences. All clinical sites and preceptors must be approved in advance by the FNP Program Coordinator and a contract must be established with the clinical site before any clinical experiences occur.

 

Requirements on campus

BSN to DNP students are required to be on campus for seated classes a minimum of one day a week, with potential for additional days depending on requirements of the course.

 

Post-Master's DNP students are required to be on campus a minimum of one to two times during the program. The date and times for these on-campus visits will be published annually, prior to the start of the academic year.

DNP-Family Nurse Practitioner: BSN to DNP

Course requirements: (79 hrs)
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
NUR 701 Nursing Science 2 hrs
NUR 703 Population Health: A Local to Global Perspective 3 hrs
NUR 711 Advanced Roles and Leadership in Nursing 2 hrs
NUR 730 Family Practice I 6 hrs
NUR 734 Advanced Physical Assessment and Clinical Reasoning 6 hrs
NUR 750 Family Practice II 6 hrs
NUR 761 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics 3 hrs
NUR 762 Prescriptive Practices for the Advanced Practice Nurse 1 hr
NUR 765 Applications of Advanced Pathophysiology 3 hrs
NUR 770 Family Practice III 6 hrs
NUR 772 Advanced Research Methods in Nursing 3 hrs
NUR 790 Family Nurse Practitioner Advanced Practice Practicum 6 hrs
NUR 800 DNP Leadership I: Concepts for Evidence-Based Practice 3 hrs
NUR 802 Emerging Science of Methods of Advanced Practice 3 hrs
NUR 810 Finance Management and Entrepreneurship for Advanced Nursing Roles 2 hrs
NUR 824 Health Policy to Improve Health Disparities 3 hrs
NUR 830 DNP Leadership II: Impacting Disparities in Health and Healthcare 6 hrs
NUR 840 Technology for Transforming Nursing and Health Systems 2 hrs
NUR 860 DNP Leadership III: Transforming Systems 6 hrs
NUR 993 Transforming Practice  4 hrs
PBH 710 Clinical Epidemiology 3 hrs

Post-Master's DNP

Course requirements: (29 hrs)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
NUR 800 DNP Leadership I: Concepts for EBP 3 hrs
NUR 802 Emerging Science and Methods of Advanced Practice 3 hrs
NUR 810 Finance Management and Entrepreneurship for Advanced Nursing Roles 2 hrs
NUR 824 Health Policy to Improve Disparities 3 hrs
NUR 830 DNP Leadership II: Impacting Disparities in Health and Healthcare 6 hrs
NUR 840 Technology for Transforming Nursing and Health Systems 2 hrs
NUR 860 DNP Leadership III: Transforming Systems 6 hrs
NUR 993 Transforming Practice  4 hrs
Technical Requirements

The Missouri State University BSN to DNP Program uses a combination of online and on-campus modalities. Didactic online content may be delivered using asynchronous and synchronous formats. Applicants to the DNP program must be proficient using online learning management systems, word processing, spreadsheet management, and presentation graphics software. Students are expected to be able to manage files, navigate the internet, access resources, locate scholarly references from the library, and use a headset/microphone, computer camera, scanner and fax machine. Students who have deficiencies in these areas must seek training before the start of the program. The School of Nursing uses a Blackboard course management system for all courses. Additionally, web conferencing software is used for synchronous course offerings and other experiences. Specific information on web conferencing software used in class will be provided in the course syllabus. Access to a personal computer/laptop with broadband/high speed internet connections, a web camera, and a headset with microphone are required.