Curriculum

*Note: DNP Core Courses are held on Monday through Saturday a minimum of six (6) times during a semester. Students’ practicum experiences may occur weekdays, weekends, including evening and night shifts.

Full-Time Curriculum Plan for BSN to DNP
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Concentration

(81 Total Semester Credits)

First Year - Summer (6 Credits) First Year - Fall (13 Credits) First Year - Spring (12 Credits)
NURS 6324 Introduction to Epidemiology (3)
NURS 7105 Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
NURS 7203 Research: Design & Methodology (3)
BIOS 6100 Biostatistical Methods I (4)
HLSC 6410 Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
HLSC 6409 Advanced Pharmacology (3)
NURS 7707 Family, Genetics and Health Promotion (3)
NURS 7507 Advanced Neonatal Assessment (3 cr., 60 practicum hours)
NURS 7508 Neonatal Physiology (3)
NURS 7101 Theoretical and Philosophical Foundations of Nursing Science (3)
Second Year - Summer (4 Credits) Second Year - Fall (11 Credits) Second Year - Spring (12 Credits)
NURS 7103 Organization and Systems Leadership (4) NURS 7109 Health Outcomes: Information Systems, Measurement, Analysis and Management (3)
NURS 7510 Advanced Nursing Management of the Childbearing Family (4 cr., 60 practicum hours)
NURS 7481 Evidence-based Practice for Advanced Nursing Practice (4)
NURS 7021 Advanced Nursing Practicum I (1 cr., 60 practicum hours)
NURS 7110 Scholarly Project I: Proposal Development (3)
NURS 7511 Advanced Neonatal Nursing I: Management of the Critically Ill Neonate (6 cr., 180 practicum hours)
NURS 7509 Applied Neonatal Pharmacology (2)
Third Year - Summer (5 Credits) Third Year - Fall (10 Credits) Third Year - Spring (8 Credits)
NURS 7022 Advanced Nursing Practicum II (2 cr., 120 practicum hours)
NURS 7120 Scholarly Project II: Implementation (3)
NURS 7512 Advanced Neonatal Nursing II: Management of Chronic Problems of Prematurity (5 cr ., 180 practicum hours)
NURS 7023 Advanced Nursing Practicum III (2 cr., 120 practicum hours)
NURS 7306 Health Policy and Politics (3)
NURS 7513 Advanced Neonatal Nursing III: Practicum (5 cr., 300 practicum hours)
NURS 7130 Scholarly Project III: Evaluation & Dissemination (3)

*Graduates of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program are academically qualified to meet eligibility requirements to take the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam sponsored by National Certification Corporation (NCC).