BSN Entry to DNP — Advanced Nursing Focus Pathway Sample Curriculum

The following is the sample curriculum for year one of the BSN Entry to DNP - Advanced Nursing Focus pathway. The course schedule is subject to change. 

Post-Baccalaureate Doctor of Nursing Practice Pathway - Year 1


Quarter Courses
Summer 2024 (Quarter 1) 

BSN-DNP Prologue (2 units) 

Concepts and Contemporary Issues for Advanced Practice (3 units)

Racism, Health Care and Social Justice (2 units)

Principles of Genomics for the Advanced Practice Provider (1 unit)

Fall 2024 (Quarter 2) 

Advanced Health Policy and Advocacy Across Diverse Populations (3 units)

Foundation in Nursing Scholarship for the Nurse Leader (3 units)

Principles of Clinical Prevention and Population Health for Evidence-Based Practice (3 units)

Interprofessional Education (1 unit)

Winter 2025 (Quarter 3)

Advanced Health Assessment Concepts (2 units)

Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology Concepts (2 units)

Advanced Pharmacologic Concepts (3 units)

Advanced Practice Skills Lab (1 unit)

APRN Specialty Content (2 units)

Spring 2025 (Quarter 4) 

Improving Health Outcomes by Advancing QI and Safety Initiatives (3 units)

APRN Specialty Content (3 units)

APRN Specialty Content (3 units)

APRN Specialty Clinical/Residency Application (2 units)


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