Post Masters – non-ARNP-seeking FNP/DNP

Effective 2019-2020

Total credit hours: 69

Program length: Depends on gap analysis for acceptable transfer-in credits (if any)

Program start: Fall (depends on gap analysis)

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

Fall 2019 6 credits
NURS 720 Analytical Methods (Research I) (3)
NURS 721 Epidemiology and Biostatistics (3)

January 2020 3 credits
NURS 705 Clinical Resource Management (3)

Spring 2020 6 credits
NURS 730 Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
NURS 731 Advanced Pharmocotherapeutics (3)

Summer 2020 9 credits 
NURS 702 Information Systems and Patient Care Technology (3)
NURS 732 Advanced Physical Assessment (4)
NURS 733 Advanced Health Promotion (2)

Fall 2020 8 credits 
NURS 770 Primary Care Procedures and Diagnostics (3)
NURS 772 FNP I: Diagnosis and Management of Common Episodic and/or Stable Chronic Illnesses (5) (120 clinical hours)

January 2021 3 Credits
NURS 704 Policy and Politics: Implications for Health Care (3)

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

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

Fall 2021 9 credits
NURS 771 Psych for Primary Care (2)
NURS 793 DNP Project II (2) (120 practicum hours)
NURS 775 DNP 3: Diagnosis and Management of Chronic and Complex Health Problems (5) (120 clinical hours)

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

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