Family Nurse Practitioner Curriculum

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) curriculum consists of the DNP core coursework (information systems and patient care technology, epidemiology, analytical methods, translating research into practice, and health policy), a DNP Scholarly Project, the Family Nurse Practitioner specialty coursework, and the clinical specialty core.  The Family Nurse Practitioner core coursework focuses on client-centered clinical practice and prepares nurses to respond to the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s health care consumers, to manage direct care based on advanced assessment and diagnostic reasoning, to incorporate health promotion and disease prevention interventions into health care delivery, and to recognize their potential for professional growth, responsibility and autonomy.

Total semester credit hours: 80

Summer 2019 8 credits
NURS 700 Advanced Practice Roles (3)
NURS 701 Theoretical Foundations and Evidence-Based Practice (2)
NURS 702 Information Systems and Patient Care Technology (3)

Fall 2019 9 credits 
NURS 703 Organizational and Systems Leadership (3)
NURS 720 Analytical Methods (Research I) (3)
NURS 721 Epidemiology and Biostatistics (3)

January 2020 3 credits 
NURS 704 Policy and Politics: Implications for Health Care (3)

Spring 2020 9 credits 
NURS 730 Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
NURS 731 Advanced Pharmocotherapeutics (3)
NURS 734 Evaluation and Outcomes Research (Research II) (3)

Summer 2020 6 credits 
NURS 732 Advanced Physical Assessment (4)
NURS 733 Advanced Health Promotion (2)

Fall 2020 10 credits
NURS 770 Primary Care Procedures and Diagnostics (3)
NURS 771 Psych for Primary Care (2)
NURS 772 FNP I: Diagnosis and Management of Common Episodic and/or Stable Chronic Illnesses (5) (120 clinical hours)

January 2021 3 credits
NURS 705 Clinical Resource Management (3)

Spring 2021 9 credits 
NURS 773 FNP II: Diagnosis and Management of Acute and Complex Health Problems (5) (120 clinical hours)
NURS 790 Translating Research (3)
NURS 791 Proposal Seminar (1) (60 practicum hours)

Summer 2021 6 credits 
NURS 774 Women and Children in Primary Care (4) (120 clinical hours)
NURS 792 DNP Project I (2) (120 practicum hours)

Fall 2021 7 credits – 
NURS 775 DNP 3: Diagnosis and Management of Chronic and Complex Health Problems (5) (120 clinical hours)
NURS 793 DNP Project II (2) (120 practicum hours)

January 2022 2 credits
NURS 794 DNP Project III (2) (120 practicum hours)

Spring 2022 8 credits
NURS 776 FNP 4: Diagnosis and Management of Complex Comorbid Patients (4) (120 clinical hours)
NURS 795 Transition to DNP Practice (1)
NURS 799 DNP Scholarly Project IV (3)

BSN to DNP Family Nurse Practitioner 2019 Course Sequence–Full-Time (3 years)

BSN to DNP Family Nurse Practitioner 2019 Course Sequence–Part-Time (4 years)