Minimum credits required: Successful completion of the ACPNP MSN to DNP track for the APRN requires a minimum of 29 semester hours for graduation. Upon review of an individual’s academic portfolio, additional courses or clinical hours may be required.
A gap analysis will be performed and an individualized program of study will be developed based on previous graduate education completed with evidence of the following coursework:
Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan/Diagnostics for the APRN
Advanced Physiology and Advanced Pathophysiology
Advanced Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics
Transition to the APRN Role
Advanced Primary Care of the Child Didactic
It is expected that previous clinical hours plus DNP Specialty Practicum and Immersion hours will be equal to or greater than 1000 clock hours.
*Evidence of current APRN certification and active practice within the past two years required.
Palliative Care Training: ELNEC Pediatric, Palliative Care Certification, or Palliative coursework to be completed prior to NSG 557A