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
Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration

(92 Total Semester Credits)

First Year - Summer (7 Credits) First Year - Fall (13 Credits) First Year - Spring (12 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)
NURS 7203 Research: Design & Methodology (3)
BIOS 6100 Biostatistical Methods I (4)
NURS 7709 Advanced Practice Nursing Pharmacotherapeutics (2)
NURS 6315 Advanced Health Assessment (4)
NURS 7707 Family, Genetics and Health Promotion (3)
NURS 7101 Theoretical and Philosophical Foundations of Nursing Science (3)
Second Year - Summer (6 Credits) Second Year - Fall (16 Credits) Second Year - Spring (13 Credits)
NURS 6324 Introduction to Epidemiology (3)
NURS 7708 Diagnostic & Therapeutic Primary Care Procedures (3)
NURS 7109 Health Outcomes: Information Systems, Measurement, Analysis and Management (3)
NURS 7481 Evidence-Based Practice for Advanced Nursing Practice (4)
NURS 7710 Primary Care I: Adults (9 cr., 240 practicum hours)
NURS 7021 Advanced Nursing Practicum I (1 cr., 60 practicum hours)
NURS 7110 Scholarly Project I: Proposal Development (3)
NURS 7711 Primary Care II: Family Across the Lifespan (9 cr., 240 practicum hours)
Third Year - Summer (5 Credits) Third Year - Fall (12 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 7306 Health Policy and Politics (3)
NURS 7712 Primary Care III: Vulnerable Populations (9 cr., 240 practicum hours)
NURS 7130 Scholarly Project III: Evaluation & Dissemination (3)
NURS 7023 Advanced Nursing Practicum III (2 cr., 120 practicum hours)
NURS 7713 Primary Care IV: Role Transitions (3 cr., 60 practicum hours)

*Graduates of this program are academically qualified to meet the eligibility requirements to take the Family Nurse Practitioner Examination sponsored by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPBC) or the Family Nurse Practitioner Examination sponsored by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).