Graduate Nursing Programs

DNP Program – Leadership with BSN Entry

Curriculum Requirements for DNP Program – Leadership with BSN Entry
Program Credit Hours: 64 (67 with elective)

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 515 ¹ – Health Care Systems and Organizational Leadership
3

Summer


NRSG 504 ¹ – Evaluation and Translation of the Evidence
 

3
NRSG 554  3 – The Influential Nurse Leader
3
NRSG 580  3 - Practicum Inquiry I (240 hours) 
2
NRSG 590  1 - Doctorate Project I
1
Year 1 Total Credit Hours:
 
24

Year 2

Fall


NRSG 535 ² – Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology
 

3
NRSG 555  3 – Creating a Vision for Nursing Practice 
3
NRSG 581  3 - Practicum Inquiry II (240 hours)
2
NRSG 591 ¹ – Doctorate Project II
1

Spring

NRSG 514  1 - Ethics, Health Policy, and Advocacy
3

NRSG 539 ² – Advanced Health Assessment
 

2

Summer


NRSG 502  1 – Informatics
 

3
NRSG 556  3 – Modern Decision Making in a Collaborative Environment
3
NRSG 582 ³ – Practicum Inquiry III (240 hours)
2
Year 2 Total Credit Hours:
 
22

Year 3

Fall


NRSG 536  2 – Advanced Pharmacology I
 

3
NRSG 503 ¹ – Methods of Program Evaluation and Quality Improvement
3
NRSG 565  3 - Facilitating Learning
3

Spring


NRSG 583 ³ – Practicum Inquiry IV (240 hours)
 

2
NRSG 592 ¹ – Doctorate Project III
2
NRSG 567  3 - Nurse Educator Role Transition (elective)
3

Summer


NRSG 564 ³ – Curriculum Development, Assessment, and Evaluation for Nurse Educators

3
NRSG 593 1 – Doctorate Project IV

Meets requirements to sit for AONL Executive Leadership Certificate and NLN Nurse Education Certificate.

 
2
Year 3 Total Credit Hours:
 
18 or 21

Program Credit Hours: 64 or 67

Practicum Hours Table

Course

Credits  

Clinical Hours

NRSG 580 – Practicum I

2

240

NRSG 581 – Practicum II

2

240

NRSG 582 – Practicum III

2

240

NRSG 583 – Practicum IV

2

240

NRSG 590-593 – Doctoral Project (x4)  

6

180

NRSG 565 – Facilitating Learning

3

60

Total
17
1200

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]