Doctor of Nursing Practice

DNP Requirements (36 credits)
NU-701Translating Evidence to Clinical Practice3
NU-702Health Promotion in Diverse Populations3
NU-703Epidemiology and Genetics/Genomics3
NU-705Interprofessional Collaboration and Team Facilitation2
NU-706Leadership Immersion I1
NU-715Organizational Leadership in Healthcare3
NU-716Health Care Policy for Advocacy in Health Care3
NU-718Health Care Economics and Financial Management3
NU-720Research Methods in Healthcare Leadership3
NU-730Doctor Nursing Practice Project I3
NU-731Leadership Immersion II3
NU-732Doctor Nursing Practice Project II3
NU-733Leadership Immersion III3
Total Credits36


  • All courses must be passed with a grade of "B" or better.

Sequence Chart

First Year
NU-701 Translating Evidence to Clinical Practice3NU-703 Epidemiology and Genetics/Genomics3
NU-715 Organizational Leadership in Healthcare3NU-716 Health Care Policy for Advocacy in Health Care3
Semester Credits6Semester Credits6
Second Year
NU-702 Health Promotion in Diverse Populations3NU-705 Interprofessional Collaboration and Team Facilitation2
NU-720 Research Methods in Healthcare Leadership3NU-706 Leadership Immersion I1
 NU-730 Doctor Nursing Practice Project I3
Semester Credits6Semester Credits6
Third Year
NU-718 Health Care Economics and Financial Management3NU-732 Doctor Nursing Practice Project II3
NU-731 Leadership Immersion II3NU-733 Leadership Immersion III3
Semester Credits6Semester Credits6
Total Credits 36


  • Students who start in the spring should follow the same sequence by starting with the same courses for fall in the spring.
  1. Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited Master’s in Nursing program or a related field
    (i.e., MBA, MPH, MHA).
  2. Possession of an active RN license.
  3. Certification in a specialization is preferred.
  4. Must have a minimum of GPA of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  5. Currently employed.
  6. Statement of vision of her/his leadership role to improve healthcare outcomes.
  7. Résumé that includes details of current practice.
  8. Two professional and/or academic letters of recommendation.
  9. Official transcripts from all previous college work.
  10. Telephone or in person interview may be a part of the admission process.
  11. Current liability and malpractice insurance of $1,000,000 to $3,000,000.
  12. After admission, prior to starting classes, students must submit to the School of Nursing and Health Studies a certificate of good health from a primary care practitioner, including a health history and physical examination with associated laboratory studies, immunizations, and criminal background checks in accordance with the special requirements of affiliation contracts with clinical agencies.