Nov 18, 2018  
2018-2019 University Catalog 
    
2018-2019 University Catalog

Doctor of Nursing Practice (MSN to DNP - APRN) Population/Role: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)


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Terminal Objectives


The DNP degree is designed to prepare graduates to function as highly developed clinicians/leaders in advanced nursing practice or systems of care. Graduates are prepared to practice in a variety of complex clinical, organizational and/or educational systems with diverse populations and are able to affect changes in health care outcomes through evidence-based decision-making and system redesign.

  • Integrate science-based theories and data-based concepts to develop, critically appraise and implement practice approaches that improve health care and health care systems
  • Apply organizational theories and systems thinking to improve the quality, cost-effectiveness and safety outcomes of practice decisions and initiatives
  • Apply effective strategies for managing the ethical dilemmas inherent in patient care, the health care organization and research
  • Apply knowledge of informatics to monitor and improve outcomes, programs and systems of care
  • Provide leadership in influencing policies on the financing, regulation and delivery of health care
  • Lead interprofessional teams to improve patient and population health outcomes
  • Function independently in an advanced nursing role to improve health outcomes in a specialty area of practice

Graduation Requirements


The DNP degree requires a minimum of 62 term hours of post-baccalaureate or 30 term hours of post-master’s study. All Doctor of Nursing Practice students must complete degree requirements within five years.

Curriculum


Subtotal: 14


Subtotal: 15


DNP Practica and Project


Subtotal: 9


Total: 38


Minimum credits required: Successful completion of the AGPCNP MSN to DNP track for APRNs requires a minimum of 38 term 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 Life Span
  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Transition to the APRN Role
  • Research
  • Biostatistics/Epidemiology 

It is expected that previous clinical hours plus DNP Specialty Practicum and Immersion hours will be equal to or greater than 1,000 clock hours.

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