Post-MSN Concentration

The Post-MSN DNP students integrate their Masters’ expertise with core DNP outcomes to achieve skill advancement that positions graduates to meet current and future health care challenges.

Program at a Glance

  • 30 credit hours over 5 semesters.
  • Variable DNP project hours based on national certification and clinical hours from MSN program
  • Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Accreditation: Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) for Post-MSN CRNA Concentration.
  • Web-enhanced executive format courses.
  • Online, on campus, and hybrid courses.

NOTE: [Delivery Methods:Campus: All campus classes are face to face. Online: All classes are asynchronous, web based. Hybrid: Classes meet on campus 51% of the time and Online 49% of the time. During orientation or first week of classes; students will meet with their advisors and sign a finalized plan of study that will be filed in the student folder and updated as needed.
NOTE: Typical scheduling for the Post MSN campus classes is to cluster campus time into 3-5 days per semester. Required campus days or additional special dates are scheduled in advance or posted in the registration information for the course.

Plan of Study

Course SemesterCourse Title/Delivery Method/CreditsOn-Campus Time
Year 1
Semester I – Fall

  • NUR 705 – Utilization of Research and Evidence-based Practice (Online) [3 cr.]
  • NUR 898A – Applied EBP and Translational Methods Project I (Campus) [1 cr.]
  • NUR 824 – DNP Essentials (Hybrid) [2 cr.]

Semester II – Spring

  • NUR 714 – Informatics in Healthcare (Hybrid) [3 cr.]
  • NUR 818 – Biostatistics and Epidemiology Principles for Advanced Practice Nurses (Online) [3 cr.]
  • NUR 898B – Applied EBP and Translational Methods Project II (Campus) [1 cr.]

Semester III – Summer

  • NUR 819 – Effective Leadership for Practice (Online) [3 cr.]
  • NUR 898C – Applied EBP and Translational Methods Project III (Campus) [1 cr.]
  • NUR 825 – DNP Essentials (Hybrid) [1 cr.]

Year 2
Semester IV – Fall

  • NUR 898D – Applied EBP and Translational Methods Project IV (Campus) [1 cr.]
  • NUR 826 – DNP Essentials (Hybrid) [3 cr.]

Semester V – Spring

  • NUR 898E – Applied EBP and Translational Methods Project V (Campus) [2 cr.]
  • NUR 827 – DNP Essentials (Hybrid) [3 cr.]

Any Semester **Elective

  • Number and Title:___________________________
  • 3 credit elective is required and may be taken in any semester.

  • Online or Campus

Any Semester

  • NUR 789 -Advanced Practicum* (Variable credit. Can be taken any semester to achieve required DNP Project hours of 1000 or to complete the DNP Project beyond the concentration coursework.