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The BSN-to-DNP curriculum is based upon the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice.  The BSN-to-DNP curriculum will comply with accreditation standards set by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) which ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate programs in nursing.

First Fall Semester
First Spring Semester
Population Health & Epidemiology (3) Advanced Nursing Research (3)
Theoretical Found. of Advanced Nursing Practice (3) Health Care Finance (3)
Statistics in Health Care Research (3) Health Care Policy (3)
Transitions to Graduate Nursing Practice (2) Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
Semester Total: 11 credits Semester Total: 12 credits

First Summer Semester
Clinical Information Systems (3)
Semester Total: 3 credits

Second Fall Semester
Second Spring Semester
Foundations of Clinical Scholarship (3) Primary Health Care 1 (4)
Advanced Health Assessment (3) Eval. of Health Care Outcomes 1 (5)
Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice (3) Research Utilization Project 1 (3)
Biostatistics (3)  
Semester Total: 12 credits Semester Total: 12 credits

Second Summer Semester
IRB Approvals
Primary Health Care II (4)
Semester Total: 4 credits

Third Fall Semester
Third Spring Semester
Eval. of Health Care Outcomes 2 (3) Research Utilization Project 3 (3)
Research Utlization Project 2 (6) Family Nurse Practitioner Intensive Practicum (4)
Leadership & Management of Health Care
    Organizations and Systems (2)
Health Care Education of Diverse Populations (3)
Semester Total: 11 credits Semester Total: 10 credits

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