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Curriculum

Course # Course Title Credit Hours Clinical Hours
Semester 1 – Fall 2022
NURS 8301 Healthcare Project Design, Methods and Analysis 3 0
NURS 8302 Advanced Practice Finance and Economics 3 0
Semester 2 – Spring 2023
NURS 8207 Writing for Publication 2 0
NURS 8208 DNP Seminar I 2 0
Semester 3 – Summer 2023
NURS 8336 Advanced Synthesis Practicum 3-6 135-270
Semester 4 – Fall 2023
NURS 8215 Advanced Leadership and Management Seminar 2 0
NURS 8316 Advanced Leadership Practicum 3 135
OR
NURS 8225 Complex Health Deviations Seminar 2 0
NURS 8326 Complex Health Deviations Practicum 3 135
Semester 5 – Spring 2024
NURS 8205 Interdisciplinary Care Seminar 2 0
NURS 8306 Interdisciplinary Focus Clinical 3 135
Semester 6 – Summer 2024
NURS 8304 Systems Management of Vulnerable Populations 3 0
Semester 7 – Fall 2024
NURS 8303 Complex Systems and Leadership 2 0
NURS 8356 Scholarly Project Development/Implementation 3-5 135-225
Semester 8 – Spring 2025
NURS 8209 DNP Seminar II 2 0
NURS 8357 Scholarly Project Dissemination 3 0
Total 37-42 540-810

Graduates of a DNP program must achieve 1000 clinical hours from a combination of clinical hours in the master’s program and the DNP program. Each student will achieve a minimum of 500 clinical hours in the UHCON DNP program. To ensure students meet the required minimum 1000 clinical hours, students with an MSN degree that did not include 500 clinical hours must have a portfolio review to determine an action plan for achieving the required clinical hours. A plan will be developed to achieve any additional hours required. The portfolio may include a written description of the individual’s practice experience, participation in academic and specialized programs in the specialty area, national certification in specialty area, and/or additional activities and experiences that exemplify expert practice in nursing and healthcare leadership. The clinical hours accepted to meet the 500-hour requirement at the master’s level must be outside the individual’s normal scope of paid employment.