FNP MS to DNP Full-Time Plan of Study (Doctoral Portion of BS-MS)

Successful completion of FNP Master's program: 48 credits

Semester I (Fall)

  • GRAD 5910: Responsible Conduct of Research (1 Credit)
  • NURS 5845: Health Service Statistics &Research Methods (3 Credits)
  • NURS 5850: Scientific and Theoretical Underpinnings (3 Credits)
  • NURS 5895: Clinical Practice Dissertation Seminar: Semester I – Topic Identification (2 Credits)

Semester II (Spring)

  • NURS 5855: Evidence Based Practice (3 Credits)
  • NURS 5860: Quality and Organizational/Systems (3 Credits)
  • NURS 5895: Clinical Practice Dissertation Seminar: Semester II – Project Development (1 Credit)
  • NURS 5879: DNP Residency I (3 Credits)

Semester III (Summer)

  • NURS 5895: Clinical Practice Dissertation Seminar: Semester III – Project Development/Implementation (1 credit)
  • NURS 5869: DNP Residency Elective (1-6 credits)

Semester IV (Fall)

  • NURS 5870: Health Policy and Populations-based Advocacy for The Scholarship of Application (3 Credits)
  • NURS 5895: Clinical Practice Dissertation Seminar: Semester IV – Implementation/Evaluation (3 Credits)
  • NURS 5889: DNP Residency II (3 Credits)

Semester V (Spring)

  • NURS 5885: Leadership and Management for The Scholarship of Application (3 Credits)
  • NURS 5865: Information Systems for The Scholarship of Application (3 Credits)
  • NURS 5895: Clinical Practice Dissertation Seminar: Semester V – Evaluation & Dissemination (3 Credits)

Successful completion of Semester V: 32-38 (students entering with <750 post-BS clinical hours will require more hours/Residency credits). Student who take electives will earn additional credits.