Doctor of Nursing Practice | Curriculum

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program has two-entry options: Post-Baccalaureate (BSN) and Post-Master’s (MSN) for Advanced Practice Nurses. There are five areas of specialty focus for Post-BSN students: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (A-GNP), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP), Psychiatric Mental Health (PMHNP) and Nurse Executive Leadership and Innovations (NELI).There are two program options for Post-MSN students: Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) and Lifespan Palliative Care (LPC).

Visual display of course credit hour allocations are standardized by lecture/didactic hours, seminar hours, clinical/lab hours in the following format: 4 sh (2,0,2). Contact hours per credit hour will be a ratio as follows: lecture/didactic 1:1, seminar 2:1, and clinical/lab 3:1.

Nurse Practitioner (AGNP, FNP, PNP, or PMHNP)
Post-BSN Full Time Plan of Study for the DNP Degree
         
Year Semester Course Credit Hours
1 Fall NRDNP-838 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP-854 Scientific Underpinnings 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP-860 App Epi Biostat Healthcare 4 (4,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 10
         
1 Spring NRDNP-856 Adv Clin Assess Reasoning 6 (5,0,1)
    NRDNP-842 Advanced Pharmacology 4 (4,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 10
         
1 Summer NRDNP-836 Informatics in Hlth Care Deliv 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP-864 Advanced Care Management I 6 (0,2,4)
      Total Semester Hours 9
         
2 Fall NRDNP-858 Evid Based Prac Qual Safety 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP-865 Adv Care Management II 6 (0,2,4)
      Total Semester Hours 9
         
2 Spring NRDNP-866 Advanced Care Management III 6 (0,2,4)
    NRDNP-862 Practice Inquiry and Irb 3 (3,0,0)
    NRPHD-708 Adv Health Policy & Advocacy 3 (3,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 12
         
2 Summer NRDNP-848B Role Practicum 7 (2,0,5)
      Total Semester Hours 7
         
3 Fall NRDNP-890 Residency 3 (0,0,3)
    NRDNP-850 Organ Theory & Hlth Care Mgmt 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP-830 Applied Hlth Care Econ & Fin 3 (3,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 9
         
3 Spring NRDNP-846 Framewks for Ldrshp & Interpro 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP-890 Residency 6 (0,0,6)
      Total Semester Hours 9
         
      Total Credit Hours (minimum) 75 (42,6,27)


3 Year Plan of Study for the DNP Degree - PostB
effective for incoming students starting Fall 2021 
         
Year Semester Course Credit Hours
1 Fall NRDNP*838 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP*850 Organ Theory & Hlth Care Mgmt 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP*860 App Epi Biostat Healthcare 4 (4,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 10
         
1 Spring NRDNP*856 Adv Clin Assess Reasoning 6 (5,0,1)
    NRDNP*842 Advanced Pharmacology 4 (4,0,0)
    NRDNP*870  Scientific Underpinnings I  1 (1,0,0) 
      Total Semester Hours 11
         
1 Summer NRDNP*864 Advanced Care Management I 6 (0,2,4)
    NRDNP*871 Scientific Underpinnings II 1 (1,0,0) 
      Total Semester Hours 7
         
2 Fall NRDNP*836 Informatics in Hlth Care Deliv 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP*865 Adv Care Management II 6 (0,2,4)
    NRDNP*872  Scientific Underpinnings III  1 (1,0,0)  
      Total Semester Hours 10
         
2 Spring NRDNP*846 Framewks for Ldrshp & Interpro 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP*858 Evid Based Prac Qual Safety 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP*866 Advanced Care Management III 6 (0,2,4)
      Total Semester Hours 12
         
2 Summer NRDNP*848B Role Practicum 7 (2,0,5)
    NRDNP*862  Practice Inquiry and IRB 3 (3,0,0) 
      Total Semester Hours 10
         
3 Fall NRDNP*890 Residency 5 (1,0,4)
    NRDNP*830 Applied Hlth Care Econ & Fin 3 (3,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 8
         
3 Spring NRPHD*708 Adv Health Policy and Advocacy 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP*890 Residency 5 (1,0,4)
      Total Semester Hours 8
         
      Total Credit Hours (minimum) 76 
         


Nurse Practitioner (AGNP, FNP, PNP or PMHNP)
Post-BSN Part Time Plan of Study for the DNP Degree
         
Year Semester Course Credit Hours
1 Fall NRDNP-854 Scientific Underpinnings 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP-860 App Epi Biostat Healthcare 4 (4,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 7
         
1 Spring NRDNP-846 Framewks for Ldrshp & Interpro 3 (3,0,0)
    NRPHD-708 Adv Health Policy & Advocacy 3 (3,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
1 Summer NRDNP-836 Informatics in Hlth Care Deliv 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP-830 Applied Hlth Care Econ & Fin 3 (3,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
2 Fall NRDNP-838 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP-858 Evid Based Prac Qual Safety 3 (3,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
2 Spring NRDNP-856 Adv Clin Assess Reasoning 6 (5,0,1)
    NRDNP-842 Advanced Pharmacology 4 (4,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 10
         
2 Summer NRDNP-864 Advanced Care Management I 6 (0,2,4)
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
3 Fall NRDNP-865 Advanced Care Management II 6 (0,2,4)
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
3 Spring NRDNP-866 Advanced Care Management III 6 (0,2,4)
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
3 Summer NRDNP-848B Role Practicum 7 (2,0,5)
      Total Semester Hours 7
         
4 Fall NRDNP-850 Organ Theory & Hlth Care Mgmt 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP-862 Practice Inquiry and IRB 3 (3,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
4 Spring NRDNP-890 Residency 5 (0,0,5)
      Total Semester Hours 5
         
4 Summer NRDNP-890 Residency 4 (0,0,4)
      Total Semester Hours 4
         
      Total Credit Hours (minimum) 75 (20,6,27)


4 Year Plan of Study for the DNP Degree - PostB
effective for incoming students starting Fall 2021 
         
Year Semester Course Credit Hours
1 Fall NRDNP*850 Organ Theory & Hlth Care Mgmt 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP*860 App Epi Biostat Healthcare 4 (4,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 7
         
 1 Spring NRPHD*708 Adv Health Policy & Advocacy 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP*846  Framewks for Ldrshp & Interpro  3 (3,0,0) 
    NRDNP*870  Scientific Underpinnings I  1 (1,0,0)  
      Total Semester Hours 7
         
 1  Summer NRDNP*830 Applied Hlth Care Econ & Fin 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP*871  Scientific Underpinnings II     1 (1,0,0)   
      Total Semester Hours 4
         
2 Fall NRDNP*836 Informatics in Hlth Care Deliv  3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP*838 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 (3,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
 2 Spring NRDNP*842 Advanced Pharmacology 4 (4,0,0)
    NRDNP*856  Adv Clin Assess Reasoning  6 (5,0,1) 
      Total Semester Hours 10
         
2 Summer NRDNP*864 Advanced Care Management I 6 (0,2,4)
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
3 Fall NRDNP*865 Advanced Care Management II 6 (0,2,4)
    NRDNP*872  Scientific Underpinnings III     1 (1,0,0)   
      Total Semester Hours 7
         
 3 Spring  NRDNP*858  Evid Based Prac Qual Safety  3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP*866 Advanced Care Management III 6 (0,2,4)
      Total Semester Hours 9
         
3 Summer NRDNP*848B Role Practicum 7 (2,0,5)
    NRDNP*862  Practice Inquiry and IRB  3 (3,0,0) 
      Total Semester Hours 10
         
4 Fall NRDNP*890 Residency 5 (1,0,4)
      Total Semester Hours 5
         
4 Summer NRDNP*890 Residency 5 (1,0,4)
      Total Semester Hours 5
         
      Total Credit Hours (minimum) 76


Advanced Practice Nursing
Post-MSN Full Time Plan of Study for the DNP Degree
         
Year Semester Course Credit Hours
1 Fall NRDNP-854 Scientific Underpinnings 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP-858 Evid Based Prac Qual Safety 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP-860 App Epi Biostat Healthcare 4 (4,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 10
         
1 Spring NRDNP-846 Framewks for Ldrshp & Interpro 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP-862 Practice Inquiry and IRB 3 (3,0,0)
    NRPHD-708 Adv Health Policy & Advocacy 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP-890 Residency 1 (0,0,1)
      Total Semester Hours 10
         
1 Summer NRDNP-836 Informatics in Hlth Care Deliv 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP-890 Residency 4 (0,0,4)
      Total Semester Hours 7
         
2 Fall NRDNP-830 Applied Hlth Care Econ & Fin 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP-850 Organ Theory & Hlth Care Mgmt 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP-890 Residency 3 (0,0,3)
      Total Semester Hours 9
         
      Total Credit Hours (minimum) 36 (28,0,8)


Advanced Practice Nursing
Post-MSN Part Time Plan of Study for the DNP Degree
         
Year Semester Course Credit Hours
1 Fall NRDNP-854 Scientific Underpinnings 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP-860 App Epi Biostat Healthcare 4 (4,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 7
         
1 Spring NRDNP-846 F Framewks for Ldrshp & Interpro 3 (3,0,0)
    NRPHD-708 Adv Health Policy & Advocacy 3 (3,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
1 Summer NRDNP-830 Applied Hlth Care Econ & Fin 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP-836 Informatics in Hlth Care Deliv 3 (3,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
2 Fall NRDNP-850 Organ Theory & Hlth Care Mgmt 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP-858 Evid Based Prac Qual Safety 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP-890 Residency 1 (0,0,1)
      Total Semester Hours 7
         
2 Spring NRDNP-862 Practice Inquiry and IRB 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP-890 Residency 2 (0,0,2)
      Total Semester Hours 5
         
2 Summer NRDNP-890 Residency 5 (0,0,5)
      Total Semester Hours 5
         
      Total Credit Hours (minimum) 36 (28,0,8)


Post-MSN Plan of Study for the DNP Degree
 effective for incoming students starting Fall 2021
         
Year Semester Course Credit Hours
1 Fall NRDNP*850 Organ Theory & Hlth Care Mgmt 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP*860 App Epi Biostat Healthcare 4 (4,0,0)
    NRDNP*873 Scientific Underpinnings IV 3 (3,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 10
         
1 Spring NRPHD*708 Adv Health Policy & Advocacy 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP*846  Framewks for Ldrshp & Interpro 3 (3,0,0) 
    NRDNP*858  Evid Based Prac Qual Safety  3 (3,0,0)  
      Total Semester Hours 9
         
1 Summer NRDNP*830 Applied Hlth Care Econ & Fin 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP*862 Practice Inquiry and IRB 3 (3,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
2 Fall NRDNP*836 Informatics in Hlth Care Deliv 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP*890 Residency 5 (1,0,4)
       Total Semester Hours
         
 2 Spring NRDNP*890  Residency  5 (1,0,4) 
      Total Semester Hours 5
         
      Total Credit Hours (minimum) 38


Advanced Practice Nursing
Post-MSN Plan of Study for the DNP Degree for MUSC MSN graduates in the last five years:
         
Year Semester Course Credit Hours
1 Fall NRDNP-858 Evid Based Prac Qual Safety 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP-850 Organ Theory & Hlth Care Mgmt 3 (3,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
1 Spring NRDNP-862 Practice Inquiry and Irb 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP-890 Residency 4 (0,0,4)


(180 clinical hrs. 12 hr. week)
      Total Semester Hours 7
         
1 Summer NRDNP-890 Residency 4 (0,0,4)


(180 clinical hrs. 12 hr. week)
      Total Semester Hours 4
      Total Credit Hours 17 (9,0,8)


Lifespan Palliative Care
Post-MSN Plan of Study for the DNP Degree
         
Year Semester Course Credit Hours
1 Fall NRDNP-854 Scientific Underpinnings 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP-858 Evid Based Prac Qual Safety 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP-860 App Epi Biostat Healthcare 4 (4,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 10
         
1 Spring NRDNP-846 Framewks for Ldrshp & Interpro 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP-862 Practice Inquiry and IRB 3 (3,0,0)
    NRPHD-874 Palliative Care Management I 4 (0,2,2)
      Total Semester Hours 10
         
1 Summer NRDNP-836 Informatics in Hlth Care Deliv 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP-875 Palliative Care Mgmt II 4 (0,2,2)
    NRDNP-830 Applied Hlth Care Econ & Fin 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP-890  Residency 1 (0,0,1) 
      Total Semester Hours 11
         
2 Fall NRDNP-850 Organ Theory & Hlth Care Mgmt 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP-890  Residency 4 (0,0,4)
      Total Semester Hours 7
         
2 Spring NRPHD-708 Adv Health Policy and Advocacy 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP-890 Residency  5 (0,0,5)
      Total Semester Hours 8
         
      Total Credit Hours (minimum) 46 (28,4,14)


Nurse Practitioner (Palliative Care)
Post-MSN Plan of Study for the DNP Degree
effective for incoming students starting Fall 2021
         
Year Semester Course Credit Hours
1 Fall NRDNP*850 Organ Theory & Hlth Care Mgmt 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP*860 App Epi Biostat Healthcare 4 (4,0,0)
    NRDNP*873 Scientific Underpinnings IV 3 (3,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 10
         
1 Spring NRDNP*846 Framewks for Ldrshp & Interpro 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP*858 Evid Based Prac Qual Safety  3 (3,0,0) 
    NRDNP*874 Palliative Care Management I 4 (0,2,2)
      Total Semester Hours 10
         
1 Summer NRDNP*830 Applied Hlth Care Econ & Fin 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP*875 Palliative Care Mgmt II 5 (0,2,3)
    NRDNP*862  Practice Inquiry and IRB  3 (3,0,0) 
      Total Semester Hours 11
         
2 Fall NRDNP*836 Informatics in Hlth Care Deliv 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP-890  Residency 5 (1,0,4)
      Total Semester Hours 8
         
2 Spring NRPHD*708 Adv Health Policy and Advocacy 3 (3,0,0)
    NRDNP-890 Residency  5 (0,0,5)
      Total Semester Hours 8
         
      Total Credit Hours (minimum) 47 (29,4,14)


Nurse Executive Leadership and Innovations
Post-BSN Full Time Plan of Study for the DNP Degree
 
           
Year Semester Course Credit Hours Clinical Hours
1 Fall NRDNP-854 Scientific Underpinnings 3 (3,0,0)  
    NRDNP-850 Organ Theory & Hlth Care Mgmt 3 (3,0,0)  
    NRDNP-892 Executive Role Management I 4 (1,0,3) 135
      Total Semester Hours 10  
           
1 Spring NRDNP-846 Framewks for Ldrshp & Interpro 3 (3,0,0)  
    NRDNP-830 Applied Hlth Care Econ & Fin 3 (3,0,0)  
    NRPHD-708 Adv Health Policy & Advocacy 3 (3,0,0)  
      Total Semester Hours 9  
           
1 Summer NRDNP-836 Informatics in Hlth Care Deliv 3 (3,0,0)  
    NRDNP-828 Delivery Sys Supp Hlth Improve 3 (2,0,1) 45
      (45 practicum hours-approx 3-5 hrs/wk)    
    NRDNP-893 Executive Role Management II 5 (1,0,4) 180
      Total Semester Hours 11  
           
2 Fall NRDNP-858 Evid Based Prac Qual Safety 3 (3,0,0)  
    NRDNP-860 App Epi Biostat Healthcare 4 (4,0,0)  
    NRDNP-832 Legal/Risk Mgmt Negotiation 3 (2,0,1) 45
      (45 practicum hours-approx 3-5 hrs/wk)    
      Total Semester Hours 10  
           
2 Spring NRDNP-862 Practice Inquiry and IRB 3 (3,0,0)  
    NRDNP-834 Strat Lead, Innov & Entrepren 3 (2,0,1) 45
      (45 practicum hours-approx 3-5 hrs/wk)    
    NRDNP-894 Executive Role Management III  4 (1,0,3) 135
      (135 practicum hours-approx 9 hrs/wk)    
      Total Semester Hours 10  
           
2 Summer NRDNP-831 Advanced Financial Management 3 (2,0,1) 45
      (45 practicum hours-approx 3-5 hrs/wk)    
    NRDNP-890E Residency(180 hours- approx 12 hrs/wk) 4 (0,0,4) 180
      Total Semester Hours 7  
           
3 Fall NRDNP-890E Residency 5 (0,0,5) 225
      Total Semester Hours 5  
           
      Total Credit Hours (minimum) 62 (39,0,23) 1035


Nurse Executive Leadership and Innovations
Post-BSN Part Time Plan of Study for the DNP Degree
 
           
Year Semester Course Credit Hours  Clinical Hours
1 Fall NRDNP-854 Scientific Underpinnings 3 (3,0,0)  
    NRDNP-892 Executive Role Management I 4 (1,0,3)  
      Total Semester Hours 7  
           
1 Spring NRDNP-846 Framewks for Ldrshp & Interpro 3 (3,0,0)  
    NRPHD-708 Adv Health Policy and Advocacy 3 (3,0,0)  
      Total Semester Hours 6  
           
1 Summer NRDNP-836 Informatics in Hlth Care Deliv 3 (3,0,0)  
    NRDNP-828 Delivery Sys Supp Hlth Improve 3 (2,0,1)  


(45 practicum hours-approx 3-5 hrs/wk)  
      Total Semester Hours 6  
           
2 Fall NRDNP-858 Evid Based Prac Qual Safety 3 (3,0,0)  
    NRDNP-860 App Epi Biostat Healthcare 4 (4,0,0)  
      Total Semester Hours 7  
           
2 Spring NRDNP-862 Practice Inquiry and Irb 3 (3,0,0)  
    NRDNP-830 Applied Hlth Care Econ & Fin 3 (3,0,0)  
      Total Semester Hours 6  
           
2 Summer NRDNP-831 Advanced Financial Management 3 (2,0,1)  


(45 practicum hours-approx 3-5 hrs/wk)  
    NRDNP-893 Executive Role Management II 5 (1,0,4)  
      Total Semester Hours 8  
           
3 Fall NRDNP-832 Legal/Risk Mgmt Negotiation 3 (2,0,1)  
    NRDNP-850 Organ Theory & Hlth Care Mgmt 3 (3,0,0)  


(45 practicum hours-approx 3-5 hrs/wk)  
      Total Semester Hours 6  
           
3 Spring NRDNP-834 Strat Lead, Innov & Entrepren 3 (2,0,1)  


(45 practicum hours-approx 3-5 hrs/wk)  
    NRDNP-894 Executive Role Management III 4 (1,0,3)  
      Total Semester Hours 7  
           
3 Summer NRDNP-890E Residency 4 (0,0,4)  


(135 practicum hours-approx 9 hrs/wk)  
      Total Semester Hours 4  
           
4 Fall NRDNP-890 Residency 5 (0,0,5)  


(135 practicum hours-approx 12 hrs/wk)  
      Total Semester Hours 5  
           
    Total Credit Hours (minimum) 62 (39,0,23)  


Nurse Executive Leadership and Innovations
Post-MSN Full Time Plan of Study for the DNP Degree
 
           
Year Semester Course Credit Hours Clinical Hours
1 Fall NRDNP-854 Scientific Underpinnings 3 (3,0,0)  
    NRDNP-858 Evid Based Prac Qual Safety 3 (3,0,0)  
    NRDNP-860 App Epi Biostat Healthcare 4 (4,0,0)  
      Total Semester Hours 10  
           
1 Spring NRDNP-846 Framewks for Ldrshp & Interpro 3 (3,0,0)  
    NRDNP-830 Applied Hlth Care Econ & Fin 3 (3,0,0)  
    NRPHD-708 Adv Health Policy & Advocacy 3 (3,0,0)  
      Total Semester Hours 9  
           
1 Summer NRDNP-836 Informatics in Hlth Care Deliv 3 (3,0,0)  
    NRDNP-828 Delivery Sys Supp Hlth Improve 3 (2,0,1) 45
      (45 practicum hours-approx 3-5 hrs/wk)    
    NRDNP-831 Advanced Financial Management 3 (2,0,1) 45
      (45 practicum hours-approx 3-5 hrs/wk)    
      Total Semester Hours 9  
           
2 Fall NRDNP-862 Practice Inquiry and IRB 3 (3,0,0)  
    NRDNP-850 Organ Theory & Hlth Care Mgmt 3 (3,0,0)  
    NRDNP-832 Legal/Risk Mgmt Negotiation 3 (2,0,1) 45
      (45 practicum hours-approx 3-5 hrs/wk)    
      Total Semester Hours 9  
           
2 Spring NRDNP-834 Strat Lead, Innov & Entrepren 3 (3,0,0) 45
    NRDNP-890E Residency (180 practicum hours-approx 12 hrs/wk) 4 (0,0,4) 180
      Total Semester Hours 7  
           
2  Summer NRDNP-890E Residency(225 practicum hours-approx 15-17 hrs/wk) 5 (0,0,5) 225
      Total Semester Hours 5  
           
      Total Credit Hours (minimum) 49 (36,0,13) 585


Nurse Executive Leadership and Innovations
Post-MSN Part Time Plan of Study for the DNP Degree
 
           
Year Semester Course Credit Hours Clinical Hours
1 Fall NRDNP-854 Scientific Underpinnings 3 (3,0,0)  
    NRDNP-850 Organ Theory & Hlth Care Mgmt 3 (3,0,0)  
      Total Semester Hours 6  
           
1 Spring NRDNP-846 Framewks for Ldrshp & Interpro 3 (3,0,0)  
    NRPHD-708 Adv Health Policy and Advocacy 3 (3,0,0)  
      Total Semester Hours 6  
           
1 Summer NRDNP-828 Delivery Sys Supp Hlth Improve 3 (2,0,1)  


(45 practicum hours-approx 3-5 hrs/wk)  
    NRDNP-836 Informatics in Hlth Care Deliv 3 (3,0,0)  
      Total Semester Hours 6  
           
2 Fall NRDNP-858 Evid Based Prac Qual Safety 3 (3,0,0)  
    NRDNP-860 App Epi Biostat Healthcare 4 (4,0,0)  
      Total Semester Hours 7  
           
2 Spring NRDNP-862 Practice Inquiry and Irb 3 (3,0,0)  
    NRDNP-830 Applied Hlth Care Econ & Fin 3 (3,0,0)  
      Total Semester Hours 6  
           
2 Summer NRDNP-831 Advanced Financial Management 3 (2,0,1)  


(45 practicum hours-approx 3-5 hrs/wk)  
    NRDNP-890E Residency 2 (0,0,2)  


(90 practicum hours-approx 9 hrs/wk)  
      Total Semester Hours 5  
           
3 Fall NRDNP-832 Legal/Risk Mgmt Negotiation 3 (2,0,1)  


(45 practicum hours-approx 3-5 hrs/wk)  
    NRDNP-890E Residency 3 (0,0,3)  


(90 practicum hours-approx 9 hrs/wk)  
      Total Semester Hours 6  
           
3 Spring NRDNP-834 Strat Lead, Innov & Entrepren 3 (2,0,1)  
    NRDNP-890E Residency 4 (0,0,4)  


(135 practicum hours-approx 12 hrs/wk)  
      Total Semester Hours 7  
           
    Total Credit Hours (minimum) 49 (36,0,13)  
sh=semester hour. Semester hour to clock hour ratio: Didactic, 1:1; seminar, 1:2; practicum, 1:3. 3(3, 0, 0) = (3 sh didactic, 0 sh seminar, 0 sh practicum) = 3 sh total *A minimum of 400 hours is required during DNP Residency. Incorporated into Residency are 100 hours that support the Scholarly Project. The remaining 300 clinical hours must be in direct patient care. Graduate students can elect to add Nurse Educator courses to include NURSM 615, NURSM 703, NURSM 713 and NRPHD 800. According to College Policy, DNP students must graduate within 1.5 years times the length of the program; therefore, the full-time Post-BSN DNP plan of study must be completed within 4.5 years from the date of initial enrollment. Courses in the DNP program are offered once per year; either fall, spring, or summer semesters. Any deviation from this plan may jeopardize program completion and must be approved by the Director of MSN/ DNP Programs.