Leadership with MSN Curriculum Requirements – Full-time

DNP Program Curriculum – Leadership with Master’s Entry 6 Semester Program
Program Credit Hours: 34 or 42 (if elective taken)

Course Number and Title

 

Credits

Year 1

Fall

NRSG XXX ¹ – Methods of Program Evaluation and Quality Improvement
NRSG XXX ¹ – Theoretical Basis for Nursing Inquiry
 
3
3

Spring

NRSG XXX ¹ – Global Perspectives
NRSG XXX ¹ – Ethics, Health Policy and Advocacy
NRSG XXX ¹ – Health Care Systems and Organizational Leadership*
*This course can be moved to the following spring if electives will not be taken.
 
3
3
3

Summer

NRSG XXX ¹ – Evaluation and Translation of the Evidence
NRSG XXX ³ – The Influential Nurse Leader (120 practicum hours)
NRSG XXX ¹ – Doctorate Project I
 
3
3
1
Year 1 Total Credit Hours:
 
22

Year 2

Fall

NRSG XXX ³ – Creating a Vision for Nursing Practice (120 practicum hours)
NRSG XXX ¹ – Scholarly Dissemination
NRSG XXX ¹ – Doctorate Project II
 
3
1
1

Spring

NRSG XXX ³ – Facilitating Student and Staff Learning (elective)
NRSG XXX ³ – Innovative Teaching Strategies and Role Transition (elective)
NRSG XXX ¹ – Doctorate Project III
 
3
3
2

Summer

NRSG XXX ³ – Modern Decision Making in a Collaborative Environment (180 practicum hours)
NRSG XXX ³ – Curriculum Design and Development (elective)
NRSG XXX ¹ – Doctorate Project IV
 
3
3
2

Practicum hours: 420

Project hours: 180

Meets requirements to sit for AONL Executive Leadership Certificate and *NLN Nurse Education Certificate (if electives).

Year 2 Total Credit Hours:
 
12 or 21

¹ DNP Core

³ Track Specific

Previous Master’s program must be reviewed for practicum hours (at least 400) and core courses.