Track Description

Coming soon. The BSN to DNP track provides a seamless transition from the baccalaureate to the doctoral level. It includes 67 credit hours and 1,130 clinical/project hours. Admission is during the Fall semester; requirements and deadlines are posted under DNP Applications & Forms.

This track is delivered in a hybrid format. Advanced Pharmacology, Advanced Pathophysiology, and Advanced Physical Assessment are taught face-to-face. The rest of the classes are primarily taught online, with some face-to-face sessions. Face-to-face classes are always on Wednesdays to facilitate planning work schedules.

Please note there is no opt-out to take national certification boards before graduation.

BSN to DNP Curriculum

Fall

  • APRN 602 Advanced Pharmacology (3)
  • DNP 800 Doctoral Knowledge Development (3)
  • DNP 802 Doctoral Health Policy and Leadership (3) (45 clinical/project hours)

Spring

  • APRN 502 Biostatistics (3)
  • APRN 601 Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
  • DNP 803 The Role of Technology and Interprofessional Collaboration (3)

Summer

  • APRN 603 Advanced Physical Assessment and Health Promotion (4) (45 laboratory hours)
  • DNP 801 Doctoral Research and Epidemiological Evidence-based Practice (3)

Fall

  • APRN 507 Patient Education and Advocacy (3)
  • APRN 701 Primary Care of Adults (5) (135 clinical hours)

Spring

  • APRN 702 Primary Care of Infants, Children, and Adolescents (4) (90 clinical hours)
  • APRN 703 Primary Care of Women (2) (45 clinical hours)
  • DNP 804 Ethics and Quality Improvement (3) (90 clinical/project hours)

Summer

  • DNP 806 Scholarly Writing and Grant Development (3)
  • APRN 704 Primary Care of Geriatric Patients (2) (45 clinical hours)
  • APRN 707 Clinical Decision-making and Ethics (3)

Fall

  • APRN 705 Internship I (4) (135 clinical hours)
  • APRN 706 Internship II (4) (135 clinical hours)

Spring

  • DNP 805 Project Development (3) (135 clinical/project hours)
  • DNP 807 Capstone 1 (3) (135 clinical/project hours)

Summer

  • DNP 808 Capstone 2 (3) (135 clinical/project hours)