BS(N) to APRN/DNP Curriculum

The BS(N) to APRN/DNP curriculum contains 67 credit hours, 1,130 clinical hours, and 40 DNP 805 project hours.

Course NameCredit HoursCourse NameCredit HoursCourse NameCredit Hours
Year 1
Term 1Term 2Term 3
APRN 602 Advanced Pharmacology3APRN 502 Biostatistics3APRN 603 Advanced Physical Assessment and Health Promotion
(45 laboratory hours)
4
DNP 800 Doctoral Knowledge Development3APRN 601 Advanced Pathophysiology3DNP 801 Doctoral Research and Epidemiological Evidence-based Practice3
DNP 802 Doctoral Health Policy and Leadership (45 clinical hours)3DNP 803 The Role of Technology and Interprofessional Collaboration3
Total Semester Hours9Total Semester Hours9Total Semester Hours7
Year 2
Term 1Term 2Term 3
APRN 507 Patient Education and Advocacy3APRN 702 Primary Care of Infants, Children and Adolescents
(90 clinical hours)
4DNP 806 Scholarly Writing and Grant Development3
APRN 701 Primary Care of Adults (135 clinical hours)5APRN 703 Primary Care of Women (45 clinical hours)2APRN 704 Primary Care of Geriatric Patients (45 clinical hours)2
DNP 804 Ethics and Quality Improvement (90 clinical hours)3APRN 707 Clinical Decision-making and Ethics3
Total Semester Hours8Total Semester Hours9Total Semester Hours8
Year 3
Term 1Term 2Term 3
APRN 705 Internship I (135 clinical hours)4DNP 805 Project Development [135 hours (95 clinical hours & 40 project hours)]3DNP 808 Capstone 2 (135 clinical hours)3
APRN 706 Internship II (135 clinical hours)4DNP 807 Capstone 1 (135 clinical hours)3
Total Semester Hours8Total Semester Hours6Total Semester Hours3