Curriculum

Post BSN-DNP

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Post Master's - DNP

The post master’s degree DNP is 38 credits with a minimum 1000 residency hours post BSN (per accreditation requirements). The Master's-DNP program allows students to transfer up to 40 credits from a master's program accredited by CCNE or NLN. DNP students are required to have completed or need to take advanced health assessment, pathophysiology and pharmacology. A 300 level or above statistic's course is required within the past five years. Plans of study are individualized to incorporate needed requirements with consideration given to prior credits using gap analysis. The post master’s – DNP is for both APRNs and non – APRNs.

Some of the graduate program didactic courses are only available in an online format, whereas others may also be available in the classroom. The following list of courses includes information regarding the delivery format. Contact the graduate program coordinator at gradnursing@purdue.edu for more specific information regarding the sequencing of courses and any eligibility requirements.

Post-master's DNP Curriculum (APRN)

Course #Course TitleCreditsDelivery Format

NUR 52500

Informatics in Nursing

3

Online

(synchronous)

NUR 67800

Healthcare Economics & Financing

3

Online

(synchronous)

NUR 64100

Principles of Epidemiology

3

Online

(synchronous)

NUR 64000

Human Factors in Healthcare Engineering

3

Classroom (one week during the summer)

NUR 64200

Systems Approaches in Healthcare Engineering

3

Classroom (one week during the summer)

NUR 62400

Evidence-based Practice

3

Online (asynchronous)
OR Classroom

NUR 62600

Applied Biostatistics for Outcome Evaluation

3

Online (asynchronous)
OR Classroom

NUR 63200

Health Policy: Local to Global

3

Online

(synchronous)

NUR 62500

History, Ethics and Innovations in Healthcare Delivery Systems

3

Online

(synchronous)

NUR 67300

DNP Health Policy Residency (128 residency hours)

2

Faculty-guided independent

NUR 68000

 

 

NUR 68300

DNP Cognate Residency: Direct Practice/Systems Management I (192 residency hours)

                          OR

DNP Cognate Residency: Public Health/Homeland Security Practice I (192 residency hours)

3

Committee-guided independent

 

NUR 68700

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Practice Inquiry: Evidence-based Practice I
(192 residency hours)

3

Committee-guided independent

NUR 68900

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Practice Inquiry: Evidence-based Practice II (192 residency hours)

3

Committee-guided independent

Total

38 credits

Post-master's DNP Curriculum (Non-APRN)*

*Includes the above 38 DNP credits plus the following courses

Course #Course TitleCreditsDelivery Format

NUR 50700

Pathophysiology*

4

Online

(asynchronous w/limited classroom)

NUR 50200

Pharmacotherapeutics in Advanced Practice Nursing*

3

Online

(asynchronous)

NUR 50300

Advanced Health Assessment* (45 clinical/residency hours)

3

Classroom

NUR 68100





NUR 68500

DNP Cognate Residency: Direct Practice/Systems Management II (192 residency hours)

OR

DNP Cognate Residency: Public Health/Homeland Security Practice II (192 residency hours)

3

Committee-guided independent

NUR 59900

Research Independent Study (128 residency hours)

2

Faculty-guided independent

Total

55 credits

*Consideration will be given for previous graduate credits in pathophysiology, health assessment and pharmacology.

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