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The College of Nursing offers a post-master's to Doctor of Nursing Practice program for nurses already holding a master’s degree in nursing with specialization in an advanced practice nursing role, nursing administration/ leadership, or health care policy.
Nurses who have a master's degree in nursing, but not in one of these three foci, are required to complete a post-master's certificate in one of these specialties while pursuing the DNP.
DNP Coursework- 30 credits
HEAL 6825/7825 Quality & Patient Safety in Health Care -OR-
HEAL 6830/7830 Quality Improvement Science in Health Care
HEAL 6835/7835 Health Care Informatics, Technology and Professional Issues
HEAL 6848 Health Care Policy -OR-
NURS 6746 Professional Issues in APN/DNP Practice
HEAL 7010 Translational Research
HEAL 7012 Epidemiology
HEAL 7049 Outcomes Management
HEAL 8015 Applied Statistics for Health Sciences
NURS 7980-86 Residency appropriate to specialization
NURS 7996 Doctor of Nursing Practice Capstone 1
NURS 7997 Doctor of Nursing Practice Capstone 2
Kristin Haglund PhD, PNP, FNP
Joan PenningtonTotka PhD
Abiola Keller, PhD, PA-C
Maharaj Singh, PhD
Kathryn Rapala, DNP, JD, RN, CPPS
For a comprehensive listing of merit-based aid (graduate assistantships/fellowships) please visit the financial aid webpage. U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to apply for need-based federal aid(loans) to help fund their educational expenses as well.