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DNP-NP Curriculum


  1. MSN to DNP-NP — 38–46 credits (Your total number of credits will depend on the number of practicum hours you need to meet the 1,000-hour requirement.)
    o DNP Core Courses – 15 credits
    o Other Required Courses – 17 credits
    o Variable Advanced Practicum Hours – 0–8 credits (Your number of credits depends on the number of hours completed in the student’s MSN program; if you have completed 550 hours, additional clinical practice hours are not required.)
    o DNP Project Requirement – 6 credits (minimum)
  2. BSN to DNP-NP — 65-68credits
    o Family/Individual Across the Lifespan Option 68 credits
    o Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Option 65 credits
    o Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Option 67 Credits
    o Advanced Practice Clinical 1125 hours4 credits (needed to meet the 1,000-hour requirement)
    o DNP Project Requirement – 4 credits (minimum)

DNP-NP Project

The culmination of the program is an evidence-based practice project. The goal of the DNP project is to produce an actual, deliverable product that has originated from practice experience. You will identify a problem and use evidence-based research to develop a proposal to implement and evaluate a practice change initiative.

You and your advising team will meet prior to the beginning of the first semester to begin planning your DNP project. Project identification and development progress along with coursework will align with evidenced-based practice and quality improvement initiatives. You will present project-related presentations at varying points during the program.