Online DNP Curriculum

Our curriculum prepares you to shape the future of nursing.

The field of nursing continues to evolve, and one way to keep up is to enhance your skills as you earn your Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Lead improvements to our healthcare system and measure the outcomes by looking at communities, populations, and patients.

At Duquesne University, you can choose our Clinical Leadership or Executive Nurse Leadership and Health Care Management DNP tracks.

With our DNP, you can gain the skills to:

  • Examine contemporary health issues to determine their relationship and impact on health policy
  • Confidently analyze and evaluate program outcomes in healthcare settings
  • Understand the distribution of disease in populations and the study of risk and prevention of diseases
  • Complete a specialized leadership Doctoral Practice Project which will apply research to your practice and present solutions to today’s healthcare challenges.

Online Clinical Leadership DNP Coursework

35 Credit Hours | 11 Courses

GPNS 907 Healthcare Policy and Finance 3 Credits
GPNG 917 Transcultural Care and Global Health Perspectives 3 Credits
GPNG 928 Social Justice and Vulnerable Populations 3 Credits
GPNS 937 Ethical Leadership in Complex Organizations 3 Credits
GPNS 954 Analytical Methods for Evidence Based Practice and Practice Improvement 3 Credits
GPNS 956 Nursing Informatics and Data Management 3 Credits
GPNS 957 Evidence-Based Practice I 3 Credits
GPNS 958 Evidence-Based Practice II 3 Credits
GPNS 959 Change Management and Project Analysis 3 Credits
GPNS 960 Doctor of Nursing Practice Practicum I 4 Credits
GPNS 961 Doctor of Nursing Practice Practicum II 4 Credits

Online Post-Bachelor’s Executive Nurse Leadership DNP Coursework

62 Credit Hours | 20 Courses

GPNG 523 Historical and Contemporary Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice 3 Credits
GPNG 524 Evidence Based Nursing Practice and Policy Development 3 Credits
GPNG 526 Healthcare Ethics in Practice and Policy 3 Credits
GPNG 527 Clinical Prevention and Population-Based Health Promotion 3 Credits
GPNG 928 Social Justice and Vulnerable Populations 3 Credits
GPNS 933 The Legal Environment in Nursing and Healthcare 3 Credits
GPNS 955 Organizational Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare 3 Credits
GPNG 917 Transcultural Care and Global Health Perspectives 3 Credits
GPNS 937 Ethical Leadership in Complex Organizations 3 Credits
GPNS 954 Analytical Methods for Evidence Based Practice and Practice Improvement 3 Credits
GPNS 956 Nursing Informatics and Data Management 3 Credits
GPNS 957 Evidence-Based Practice I 3 Credits
GPNS 958 Evidence-Based Practice II 3 Credits
GPNS 959 Change Management and Project Analysis 3 Credits
GPNS 960 Doctor of Nursing Practice Practicum I 4 Credits
GPNS 961 Doctor of Nursing Practice Practicum II 4 Credits
MGMT 601 The Entrepreneurial Manager 3 Credits
MGMT 609 Human Resource Management 3 Credits
MGMT 619 Budgeting and Finance for Managers 3 Credits
MGMT 620 Business Strategy 3 Credits

Online Post-Master’s Executive Nurse Leadership DNP Coursework

35 Credit Hours | 11 Courses

GPNS 933 The Legal Environment in Nursing and Healthcare 3 Credits
GPNS 954 Analytical Methods for Evidence Based Practice and Practice Improvement 3 Credits
GPNS 955 Organizational Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare 3 Credits
GPNS 957 Evidence-Based Practice I 3 Credits
GPNS 958 Evidence-Based Practice II 3 Credits
GPNS 959 Change Management and Project Analysis 3 Credits
GPNS 960 Doctor of Nursing Practice Practicum I 4 Credits
GPNS 961 Doctor of Nursing Practice Practicum II 4 Credits
MGMT 601 The Entrepreneurial Manager 3 Credits
MGMT 619 Budgeting and Finance for Managers 3 Credits
MGMT 620 Business Strategy 3 Credits

Note: Curriculum is subject to change.