DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE


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Alabama College for Professional and Continuing Studies
251.442.2727
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Alabama College for Professional and Continuing Studies
251.442.2727
Dr. Curtis A. Mathis, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC
Director, DNP and MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Programs
University of Mobile
251.442.2342
cmathis@umobile.edu
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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
1st Priority Deadline – April 1
2nd Priority Deadline – May 15

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 Post-Master’s to DNP track, and BSN to DNP track.

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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 524           Quality and Safety in Healthcare Systems (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 I: Care of Children (1-0-2)   (8 weeks) 3
NU 612           Family Nurse Practitioner II: Care of Women (1-0-2)   (8 weeks) 3
                       Credits (8-0-4) 12
SEMESTER 3 (SUMMER I)
NU 501         Theory and Ethics for Advanced Nursing Practice (2-0-0) 2
NU 525         Informatics and Healthcare Technology (2-0-0) 2
NU 545         Family Nurse Practitioner II: Care of Adults I: Care of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Disease (2-0-4) 6
NU 528         Leadership Roles & Interpersonal Collaboration (2-0-0)                                                   2
                       Credits (8-0-4) 12
SEMESTER 4 (FALL II)
NU 610           Family Nurse Practitioner IV: Care of Adults II (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 710           Clinical Scholarship in Evidence-Based Practice (3-0-0) 3
NU 712           Organizational Leadership and Quality Improvement in Healthcare (3-0-0) 3
                       Credits (6-0-0) 6
SEMESTER 7 (FALL III)
NU 702           Health Information Systems (3-0-0)    3
NU 705           Faith and Science (2-0-0) 2
NU 830           Ethics and Health Care Policy Transformation and Economics         (3-0-0)  3
                       Credits (8-0-0) 8
SEMESTER 8 (SPRING III)
NU 809           Fellowship I (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 729           Preventative Care for Populations (3-0-0)    3
NU 812           Fellowship II (1-0-3) 4
                       Credits (4-0-3) 7
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 84                 
TOTAL CLINICAL HOURS: 1100
CREDIT HOUR TO CLINICAL RATIO: 60:1