Participants begin their post-master's program of study with a foundation in scientific and theoretical concepts supporting advanced nursing practice. The curriculum builds leadership and practice-based skill as students evaluate and apply evidence-based practice, explore methodology relevant to clinical practice inquiry, and evaluate organizational and systems impact on practice change, health policy, patient advocacy, quality improvement and safety across diverse populations and within inter-professional care teams.


Quarter 1 8 units (8u)
- DNP Prologue (2u, in person)
- Concepts & Contemporary Issues for the DNP (3u, online)
- Critical Appraisal of Evidence-Based Practice (3u, online)
Quarter 2 6-8u*
- Methods & Measurements for Translational Practice Inquiry (3u, online)
- Improving Health Outcomes Through Quality Improvements & Patient Safety (3u, online)
- *Elective (1-2u, online)
Quarter 3 9u
- Advanced Health Policy & Advocacy (3u, online)
- Organizational Systems & Health Economics (3u, online)
- Transforming Healthcare Through Interprofessional Collaboration (3u, online)
Quarter 4 8u
- Advanced Concepts in Clinical Prevention & Population Health (3u, online)
- DNP Residency (3u, project site-based)
- DNP Project I: Project Conceptualization & Planning (2u, online)
Quarter 5 8u
- DNP Intersession (2u, in person)
- DNP Project II: Project Proposal (1u, online)
- DNP Residency (5u, project site-based)
Quarter 6 6-8u*
- DNP Project III: Project Implementation (2u, online)
- DNP Residency (4u, project site-based)
- *Elective (1-2u, online)
Quarter 7 8u
- DNP Epilogue (2u, in person)
- DNP Project IV: Project Evaluation (1u, online)
- DNP Residency (5u, project site-based)
Total: 53-57u*    

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For information regarding tuition and fees please visit the Office of the Registrar. Program costs are estimated and subject to change. Additional expenses associated with travel and lodging for in-person program immersions as well as health insurance, immunizations, and background checks are the student's responsibility. Additional requirements may include personal professional malpractice insurance.

For information on financial aid, consult with the Financial Aid Office.

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