Graduate Nursing Programs

DNP Program – Leadership with Master’s Entry Full-time

Curriculum Requirements for DNP Program – Leadership with Master’s Entry 6 Semester Program
Program Credit Hours: 36 or 45 (if electives taken)

Course Number and Title

 

Credits

Year 1

Fall


NRSG 503 ¹ – Methods of Program Evaluation and Quality Improvement
 

3
NRSG 510 ¹ – Theoretical Basis for Nursing Inquiry
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 (I-II credits)
1-2
NRSG 590 ¹ – Doctorate Project I
1
Year 1 Total Credit Hours:
 
20 or 21

Year 2

Fall


NRSG 555 ³ – Creating a Vision for Nursing Practice
 

3
NRSG 581 ³ – Practicum Inquiry II (I-II credits)
1-2
NRSG 591 ¹ – Doctorate Project II
1

Spring

NRSG 514 ¹ – Ethics, Health Policy and Advocacy
3
NRSG 592 ¹ – Doctorate Project III
2

Summer


NRSG 556 ³ – Modern Decision Making in a Collaborative Environment
 

3
NRSG 582 ³ – Practicum Inquiry III (I-II credits)
1-2
NRSG 593 ¹ – Doctorate Project IV
2

Practicum hours: 360 or 480 (possible is electives are taken)

Project hours: 180

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

Year 2 Total Credit Hours:
 
16 or 18

¹ DNP Core

³ Track Specific

Previous Master’s program must be reviewed for practicum hours (at least 460) and core courses.

*Additional courses or practicum hours may need to be needed, dependent on Master’s level course work

Department of Nursing:
  • NRSG 564 3 – Curriculum Development, Assessment and Evaluation for Nurse Educators (Summer)
  • NRSG 565 3 – Facilitating Learning (60 practicum hours) (Fall)
  • NRSG 567 3 – Nurse Educator Role Transition (60 practicum hours) (Spring)
Practicum Hours Table

Course

Credits

Clinical Hours

NRSG 580 – Practicum Inquiry I

1-2

120-240

NRSG 581 – Practicum Inquiry II

1-2

120-240

NRSG 582 – Practicum Inquiry III

1-2

120-240

NRSG 590-593 – Doctoral Project (x4)

6

180

Total
9-12
540-900
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]