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 907Healthcare Policy and Finance3 Credits
GPNG 917Transcultural Care and Global Health Perspectives3 Credits
GPNG 928Social Justice and Vulnerable Populations3 Credits
GPNS 937Ethical Leadership in Complex Organizations3 Credits
GPNS 954Analytical Methods for Evidence Based Practice and Practice Improvement3 Credits
GPNS 956Nursing Informatics and Data Management3 Credits
GPNS 957Evidence-Based Practice I3 Credits
GPNS 958Evidence-Based Practice II3 Credits
GPNS 959Change Management and Project Analysis3 Credits
GPNS 960Doctor of Nursing Practice Practicum I4 Credits
GPNS 961Doctor of Nursing Practice Practicum II4 Credits

Online Post-Bachelor’s Executive Nurse Leadership DNP Coursework

62 Credit Hours | 20 Courses

GPNG 523Historical and Contemporary Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice3 Credits
GPNG 524Evidence Based Nursing Practice and Policy Development3 Credits
GPNG 526Healthcare Ethics in Practice and Policy3 Credits
GPNG 527Clinical Prevention and Population-Based Health Promotion3 Credits
GPNG 928Social Justice and Vulnerable Populations3 Credits
GPNS 933The Legal Environment in Nursing and Healthcare3 Credits
GPNS 955Organizational Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare3 Credits
GPNG 917Transcultural Care and Global Health Perspectives3 Credits
GPNS 937Ethical Leadership in Complex Organizations3 Credits
GPNS 954Analytical Methods for Evidence Based Practice and Practice Improvement3 Credits
GPNS 956Nursing Informatics and Data Management3 Credits
GPNS 957Evidence-Based Practice I3 Credits
GPNS 958Evidence-Based Practice II3 Credits
GPNS 959Change Management and Project Analysis3 Credits
GPNS 960Doctor of Nursing Practice Practicum I4 Credits
GPNS 961Doctor of Nursing Practice Practicum II4 Credits
MGMT 601The Entrepreneurial Manager3 Credits
MGMT 609 Human Resource Management3 Credits
MGMT 619Budgeting and Finance for Managers3 Credits
MGMT 620Business Strategy3 Credits

Online Post-Master’s Executive Nurse Leadership DNP Coursework

35 Credit Hours | 11 Courses

GPNS 933The Legal Environment in Nursing and Healthcare3 Credits
GPNS 954Analytical Methods for Evidence Based Practice and Practice Improvement3 Credits
GPNS 955Organizational Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare3 Credits
GPNS 957Evidence-Based Practice I3 Credits
GPNS 958Evidence-Based Practice II3 Credits
GPNS 959Change Management and Project Analysis3 Credits
GPNS 960Doctor of Nursing Practice Practicum I4 Credits
GPNS 961Doctor of Nursing Practice Practicum II4 Credits
MGMT 601The Entrepreneurial Manager3 Credits
MGMT 619Budgeting and Finance for Managers3 Credits
MGMT 620Business Strategy3 Credits

Note: Curriculum is subject to change.