DNP Specialization – Curriculum

program summaryCompletion of the DNP specialization degree requires 42 credit hours. The expected length of the program is just over two years. The program is structured to have two short residencies (one onsite, one virtual), with the remainder of courses offered online in eight week modules.

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COURSES CREDIT HOURS*
REQUIRED COURSES (42 credit hours)
OR101 Orientation 0
N700PE Leadership: Setting the Example 3
N740PE Capstone Project I** 3
N725PE Health Services Research 3
N755PE Health Statistics 3
N758PE Advanced Statistics 3
N765PE Capstone Project II** 3
N761PE Strategic Leadership and Planning** 3
COURSES CREDIT HOURS*
ELECTIVE COURSES (choose 21 credit hours)
N705PE Health Policy 3
BUSI700PE Business Intelligence 3
N715PE Quality Management Techniques 3
N720PE Healthcare Finance 3
N735PE Contemporary Use of Health Information Technology 3
N702PE Organizational Dynamics of Higher Education 3
N710PE Learner-Centered Curriculum Design and Learning Outcomes 3
N712PE Advanced Assessment in Education 3
N714PE Role of Technology and Simulation in Nursing Education 3
N742PE Principles of Finance and Fund Development 3
N751PE Perspectives on Nursing Informatics 3
N752PE Application of Nursing Informatics in Clinical Practice*** 3
N753PE Application of Nursing Informatics in Administration, Leadership, and Management*** 3
N754PE Application of Nursing Informatics in Data Management & Analytics*** 3
N756PE Application of Nursing Informatics in the Management of Population Health and Public Health Policies*** 3

** residency courses

*** contact your SSA before registration


* Credit hours are equivalent to semester hours