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 become a Doctor of Nursing Practice. Lead improvements to our healthcare system and measure the outcomes by looking at communities, populations, and patients.

Our online MSN‑DNP coursework is designed to enhance your evidence‑based nursing practice and position you for leadership now and into the future. Earn your degree in as few as two years with a total of 35 credits — nine 3-credit courses and two 4‑credit courses.

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 DNP Coursework

35 Credit Hours | 11 Courses

GPNS 905Epidemiology & Biostatistics3 Credits
GPNS 907Healthcare Policy and Finance3 Credits
GPNS 916Healthcare Information Systems3 Credits
GPNG 917Transcultural Care and Global Health Perspectives3 Credits
GPNG 928Social Justice and Vulnerable Populations3 Credits
GPNS 937Ethical Leadership in Complex Organizations3 Credits
GPNS 949Foundations of Evidence Based Practice: Evaluation of Research3 Credits
GPNS 950Foundations of Transformation: Translating Evidence into Practice3 Credits
GPNS 951Program Analysis and Measuring Change 3 Credits
GPNS 952DNP Leadership Residency I4 Credits
GPNS 953DNP Leadership Residency II 4 Credits

*Please note there will be a course change for Fall 2020: GPNS 905 will be replaced with GPNS 954 – Analytical Methods for Evidence Based Practice and Practice Improvement

Students interested in adding the DNP Transcultural Nursing Concentration will be required to take one additional course –

GPNG 908 Advanced Population Health (3 credits)

Note: Curriculum is subject to change.