Post Masters – non-ARNP-seeking FNP/DNP

Post-Masters non-ARNP student

Program length: Two years

Program start: Summer, January Term (J-term), or Spring

Total credit hours: 54

Class schedule: For the most part, classes are held Thursday evenings and all day Fridays, with a few daytime courses in the summer and January terms.

  • This post-masters DNP curriculum is designed for a PLU MSN COM graduate who has already completed NURS 580, Advanced Pathophysiology, which is a prerequisite.
  • Applicants’ courses will be analyzed to determine what additional coursework they will need to meet the AACN DNP Essentials competencies.
  • Post-masters students must have a total of 1000 post-baccalaureate clinical hours.

Curriculum

Summer 2015 9 credits 
NURS 582 Advanced Health Assessment 3 credits
NURS 583 Clinical Pharmocotherapeutics 3 credits
NURS 625 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 3 credits

Fall 2015 10 credits 
NURS 561 Primary Care Mental Health 2 credits
NURS 584 Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum I 5 credits
NURS 627 Health Policy 3 credits

January 2016 Credits TBD 
Optional International/Global Elective
** Note: January term is not eligible for Federal student aid**

Spring 2016 11 credits 
NURS 585 Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum II 5 credits
NURS 630 Analytical Methods 3 credits
NURS 631 Translating Research into Practice 3 credits

Summer 2016 9 credits 
NURS 562 Women and Children 4 credits
NURS 623 Information Systems & Patient Technology 3 credits
NURS 681 DNP Scholarly Project Proposal 2 credits

Fall 2016 6 credits
NURS 594 FNP Clinical Capstone 3 credits
NURS 682 DNP Project: Implementation I 3 credits

January 2017 2 Credits 
NURS 683 DNP Project: Implementation II 2 credits
** Note: January term is not eligible for Federal student aid**

Spring 2017 7 credits
NURS 684 DNP Project: Evaluation and Dissemination 4 credits
NURS 699 DNP Scholarly Project Capstone 2 credits
NURS 695 Transition to DNP Practice 1 credit