Graduate Nursing Programs

DNP Program – Family Nurse Practitioner Track

Curriculum Requirements for DNP Program – FNP Track
Program Credit Hours: 70

Course Number and Title

 

Credits

Year 1

Fall


NRSG 501 ¹ – Research Methods
 

3
NRSG 510 ¹ – Theoretical Basis for Nursing Inquiry
3
NRSG 520 ¹ – Transition to Advanced Practice
3

Spring


NRSG 513 ¹ – Global Perspectives
 

3
NRSG 514 ¹ – Ethics, Health Policy and Advocacy
3
NRSG 515 ¹ – Health Care Systems and Organizational Leadership
3

Summer


NRSG 504 ¹ – Evaluation and Translation of the Evidence
 

3
NRSG 502 ¹ – Informatics
3
NRSG 590 1 - Doctorate Project I
1
Year 1 Total Credit Hours:
 
25

Year 2

Fall


NRSG 535 ² – Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology
 

3
NRSG 536 ² – Advanced Pharmacology I
3
NRSG 551 ³ – Family Systems
2
NRSG 591 ¹ – Doctorate Project II
1

Spring


NRSG 539 ² – Advanced Health Assessment
 

3
NRSG 552 ³ – Advanced Diagnostics I
2
NRSG 537 ³ – Advanced Pharmacology II
2

Summer


NRSG 553 ³ – Advanced Diagnostics II
 

2
NRSG 560 ³ – APN I
3
NRSG 584 ³ – Clinical Practicum I (240 hours)
2
Year 2 Total Credit Hours:
 
23

Year 3

Fall

NRSG 503 ¹ – Methods of Program Evaluation and Quality Improvement
3
NRSG 561 ³ – APN II
2
NRSG 585 ³ – Clinical Practicum II (240 practicum hours)
2

Spring


NRSG 592 ¹ – Doctorate Project III
 

2
NRSG 562 ³ – APN III
3
NRSG 586 ³ – Clinical Practicum III (240 hours)
2

Summer


NRSG 557 ³ – Specialty Care Management
 

2
NRSG 587 ³ – Clinical Practicum Elective (mental health, acute care, or specialty care) (240 hours)
2
NRSG 563 ³ – Capstone APN and Transition to Practice
2
NRSG 593 1 - Doctorate Project IV
2
Year 3 Total Credit Hours:
 
22

Total Credits: 70 for FNP

Clinical Hours Table

Course

Credits  

Clinical Hours

NRSG 584 – Practicum I

2

240

NRSG 585 – Practicum II

2

240

NRSG 586 – Practicum III

2

240

NRSG 587 – Practicum Elective

2

240

NRSG 590-593 – Doctoral Project (x4)  

6

180

Total

14

1140


¹ DNP Core

² MSN/Advanced Practice Specific

³ Track Specific

Contact the Nursing Department
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Dr. Jennifer Peterson
Chair, Nursing Department Graduate Programs
CSB Main 457
320-363-5194

[email protected]