BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice: Full-Time Plan of Study

Effective starting Summer 2016

Prerequisites

A registered nurse in good standing with a State Board of Nursing with a graduate degree from a CCNE or NLNAC accredited nursing program; admission to DNP program; pathophysiology course, graduate level statistics course; a graduate level nursing or healthcare informatics course.

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 / 0
NUR 711 Advanced Roles and Leadership in Nursing 2 / 0
NUR 707 Advanced Health Assessment and Health Promotion Throughout the Lifespan 2 / 0

Second semester (fall)

CoursesCredit Hrs / Clinical Hrs
Total hours13 / 48
NUR 700 Epidemiology 3 / 0
NUR 701 Nursing Science 3 / 0
NUR 761 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics 3 / 0
NUR 703 Population Health: A Local to Global Perspective 3 / 0
*NUR 704 Population Health Practicum 1 / 48

Third semester (spring)

CoursesCredit Hrs / Clinical Hrs
Total hours14 / 128
*NUR 765 Applications of Advanced Pathophysiology 3 / 32 (lab)
NUR 772 Advanced Research Methods in Nursing 3 / 0
NUR 788 Health Policies and Issues 3 / 0
*NUR 734 Advanced Physical Assessment and Clinical Reasoning 5 / 96

Fourth semester (summer)

CoursesCredit Hrs / Clinical Hrs
Total hours6 / 48
NUR 800 DNP Leadership I: Concepts for Evidence-Based Practice 3 / 0
NUR 802 Emerging Science of Advanced Practice 2 / 0
NUR 990 Introduction to Transforming Practice 1 / 48

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesCredit Hrs / Clinical Hrs
Total hours11 / 96
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 730 Family Practice I 6 / 96

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesCredit Hrs / Clinical Hrs
Total hours12 / 96
NUR 860 DNP Leadership III: Transforming Systems 4 / 0
NUR 840 Technology for Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Systems 2 / 0
*NUR 750 Family Practice II 6 / 96

Seventh semester (summer)

CoursesCredit Hrs / Clinical Hrs
Total hours3 / 144
NUR 991 Transforming Practice I 3 / 144

Eighth semester (fall)

CoursesCredit Hrs / Clinical Hrs
Total hours11 / 240
*NUR 770 Family Practice III 6 / 96
NUR 992 Transforming Practice II 3 / 144
NUR 824 Health Policy to Improve Health Disparities 2 / 0

Ninth semester (spring)

CoursesCredit Hrs / Clinical Hrs
Total hours9 / 432
NUR 790 Family Nurse Practitioner Advanced Practicum 5 / 240
NUR 993 Transforming Practice III 4 / 192

*Indicates course is taught in classroom on Missouri State University Campus