DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE


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Alabama College for Professional and Continuing Studies
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Alabama College for Professional and Continuing Studies
251.442.2727
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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Program begins each fall semester

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is designed to prepare today’s nurse leaders with advanced knowledge and skills within the Christian worldview. The student will be prepared to lead healthcare initiatives anywhere from a small clinic to national health policy that is guided by evidence-based practice. The Doctor of Nursing Practice will be offered as an online program with three on-campus intensives interspersed throughout the curriculum to enhance hands-on experience and networking with other leaders in nursing. Options for completion of the degree include the postmasters DNP and the DNP Nurse Practitioner.

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BSN TO DNP NURSE PRACTITIONER TRACK

SEMESTER 1 (FALL I)

 

 

NU 506           Advanced Nursing Statistics for the Health Sciences (3-0-0)

3

NU 507           Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning (2-1-0)

3

NU 509           Advanced Pharmacology (3-0-0)

      3

NU 705           Faith and Science (2-0-0)

      2

                        Credits (10-1-0)

11

SEMESTER 2 (SPRING I)

 

NU 504           Research Methods and Evidence Based Practice (3-0-0)

   3

NU 508           Advanced Pathophysiology (3-0-0)

   3

NU 510           Family Nurse Practitioner 1: Care of Children (2-0-4)

   6

                       Credits (8-0-4)

   12

SEMESTER 3 (SUMMER I)

 

NU 511         Family Nurse Practitioner II: Care of Adults (2-0-4)

6

NU 525         Informatics & Health Care Technology (2-0-0)

2

NU 528         Roles & Interpersonal Collaboration (2-0-0)

2

                       Credits (6-0-4)

   10

 

SEMESTER 4 (FALL II)

 

NU 612           Family Nurse Practitioner III: Care of Women (2-0-4)

    6

NU 613           Specialty Focus Practicum (0-2)

         2

NU 619           Health Policy for Advanced Nursing Practice (2-0-0)

         2

NU 626           Transitions to Advanced Nursing Practice (1-0-0)

         1

                        Credits (5-0-6)

       11

SEMESTER 5 (SPRING II)

 

NU 701           Scholarly Foundations for Advanced Practice (3-0-0)

3

NU 703           Project Development (1-0-3)

4

NU 708           Epidemiology (3-0-0)

3

                       Credits (7-0-3)

10 

SEMESTER 6 (SUMMER II)

 

NU 501           Theory and Ethics for Advanced Nursing Practice (2-0-0)

2

NU 524           Quality & Safety in Health Care Systems (2-0-0)

2

NU 710           Clinical Scholarship in Evidence-Based Practice (3-0-0)

3

                       Credits (7-0-0)

7

 

SEMESTER 7 (FALL III)

 

NU 702           Health Information Systems (3-0-0)

3

NU 809           Fellowship I (1-0-3)

4

NU 830           Ethics and Health Care Policy Transformation and Economics (3-0-0)

3

                       Credits (7-0-3)

      10

 

SEMESTER 8 (SPRING III)

 

NU 812           Fellowship II (1-0-3)

   4

NU 815           Diversity and Social Issues in Health Care (3-0-0)

   3

                       Credits (4-0-3)

   7

 

SEMESTER 9 (SUMMER III)

 

NU 712           Organizational Leadership and Quality Improvement in Healthcare

                        (3-0-0)

 3

NU 729           Preventative Care for Populations (3-0-0)

 3

                       Credits (6-0-0)

 6

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 84

TOTAL CLINICAL HOURS: 1100

CREDIT HOUR TO CLINICAL RATIO: 60-1