Online DNP

Curriculum

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Leadership for Population Health, Post-Masters

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 30-35 credit hours*

Courses
NUR 700 Introduction to the Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree (1)
NUR 710 Population Health Across Diverse Cultures (3)
NUR 715 DNP Practice I-Quality and Safety (variable 1-2 or waiver)*
NUR 716 DNP Practice II-Synthesis (variable 1-2 or waiver)*
NUR 717 DNP Practice III-Evaluation (variable 1-2 or waiver)*
NUR 720 Translational Research for Advanced Practice (3)
NUR 725 Program Planning and Evaluation (3)
NUR 730 Advocacy and Social Policy (3)
NUR 735 Epidemiology (3)
NUR 740 Information Systems Science, Theory, and Technology (3)
NUR 745 Leadership for Transitional Health Systems (3)
NUR 750 Translational Research Design (3)
NUR 755 Translational Research Implementation (3)
NUR 760 Translational Research Project (1)**

The designated DNP in Leadership for Population Health Plan of Study over 6 semesters is designed to progress as follows:

Semester 1
NUR 700 Introduction to the Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree (1)
NUR 710 Population Health Across Diverse Cultures (3)
NUR 730 Advocacy and Social Policy (3)

Semester 2
NUR 720 Translational Research for Advanced Practice (3)
NUR 735 Epidemiology (3)

Semester 3
NUR 740 Information Systems Science, Theory, and Technology (3)
NUR 750 Translational Research Design (3)

Semester 4 
NUR 715 DNP Practice I-Quality and Safety (variable 1-2 or waiver)*
NUR 725 Program Planning and Evaluation (3)

Semester 5 
NUR 716 DNP Practice II-Synthesis (variable 1-2 or waiver)*
NUR 755 Translational Research Implementation (3)

Semester 6
NUR 717 DNP Practice III-Evaluation (variable 1-2 or waiver)*
NUR 745 Leadership for Transitional Health Systems (3)
NUR 760 Translational Research Project (1)**

* Participation in NUR 715, NUR 716, and NUR 717 will be waived or the correlational credit hours will be required based upon a practice hours assessment/verification at time of admission to the program. All DNP graduates are expected to complete a minimum of 1,000 post-baccalaureate hours. This requirement may be met wholly or partly by practice hours completed during the student’s MSN program. Students eligible to waive all practice hours will need to take a 1 credit hour elective in order to graduate with a total of 30 credit hours.

**Students are expected be actively enrolled in the Translational Research Project course while working on their final project or until successful completion and final defense is completed. Students must be actively enrolled at Lourdes University during their final semester of attendance/graduation.

 

DNP Learning Outcomes

  • Display a professional commitment to the Franciscan values of community, learning, reverence, and service when leading care of diverse populations in the advanced practice nursing role. (Essential II, VIII, Lourdes Mission)
  • Utilize interdisciplinary sciences to establish professional standards that provide safe, effective, efficient, evidence based care in an advanced practice nursing role. (DNP Essential I, VIII)
  • Apply evidence-based knowledge in the design and use of theoretical and technological systems to manage individual and aggregate level information to improve and transform healthcare. (DNP Essential I, II, IV)
  • Employ communication, leadership, and cultural principles to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams in the provision of quality and safety initiatives to improve outcomes at the individual and systems level. (DNP Essential II, VI, VIII)
  • Utilize epidemiology to translate evidence-based practice models to improve individual, aggregate, and population health. (DNP Essential III, V, VII)
  • Synthesize, evaluate, and impact ethical, political, economic, legal, and moral issues as related to healthcare in society. (DNP Essential V, VII)
  • Adapted from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2006). The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice available at http://www.aacnnursing.org/Portals/42/Publications/DNPEssentials.pdf