Curriculum

*DNP Core Courses are held on Monday through Saturday for a minimum of six (6) times pre-scheduled classes during a semester. Students’ practicum experiences may occur weekdays, weekends, evenings and/or nights.

Full-Time Curriculum Plan for BSN to DNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Acute Care Concentration
(90 Total Semester Credits)

BSN ENTRY LEVEL DNP – PNP-AC
First Year - Summer (7 Credits) First Year - Fall (13 Credits) First Year - Spring (13 Credits)
NURS 7103 Organization and Systems Leadership (4)
NURS 7105 Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
HLSC 6409 Advanced Pharmacology (3)
HLSC 6410 Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
BIOS 6100 Biostatistical Methods I (4)
NURS 7203 Research Design and Methodology (3)
NURS 7907 Advanced Pediatric Health Assessment (3:2/1)
NURS 7909 Advanced Nursing Practice Acute Care Pharmacotherapeutics (2)
NURS 7908 Advanced Pediatric Primary Care Essentials (5 cr., 120 practicum hours)
NURS 7101 Theoretical and Philosophical Foundations of Nursing Science (3)
Second Year - Summer (6 Credits) Second Year - Fall (15 Credits) Second Year - Spring (12 Credits)
NURS 6324 Introduction to Epidemiology (3)
NURS 7706 Acute Care Therapeutic and Diagnostic Procedures (3:2/1)
NURS 7109 Health Outcomes: Information Systems, Measurement, Analysis and Management (3)
NURS 7481 Evidence-Based Practice for Advanced Nursing Practice (4)
NURS 7931 Pediatric ACNP I: System Mgmt (8 cr., 240 practicum hours)
NURS 7110 Scholarly Project I: Project Development (3)
NURS 7021 Advanced Nursing Practicum I (1 cr., 60 practicum hours)
NURS 7932 Pediatric ACNP II: System Mgmt (8 cr., 240 practicum hours)
Third Year - Summer (5 Credits) Third Year - Fall (11 Credits) Third Year - Spring (8 Credits)
NURS 7120 Scholarly Project II: Implementation (3)
NURS 7022 Advanced Nursing Practicum II (2 cr., 120 practicum hours)
NURS 7306 Health Policy and Politics (3)
NURS 7933 Pediatric ACNP III: Critical Illness & Trauma Management (8 cr., 240 practicum hours)
NURS 7130 Scholarly Project III: Project Dissemination (3)
NURS 7023 Advanced Nursing Practicum III (2 cr., 120 practicum hours)
NURS 7316 ACNP IV: Role Transitions (3 cr., 60 practicum hours)

*Graduates of this program are academically qualified to meet the eligibility requirements to take the Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Acute Care Examination sponsored by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB).