Catalog 2018-2019

Curriculum Plan - Executive DNP Program

For classes entering in prior years:

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Prerequisites: All DNP students must submit evidence of a graduate level "course" in biostatistics completed within the last 10 years. This is a required prerequisite for matriculation into the post Master’s DNP level courses. This course may be available at MGHIHP (depending upon semester and demand). The course that will fulfill this requirement is HP 850 Intermediate Biostatistics. Other options to satisfy this requirement, including certificate programs may be approved after review by DNP faculty.

Those students who do not have a M.S. (Nursing major) or M.S.N. may be required to complete additional graduate level courses which may be available at the Institute (depending upon semester and demand). Each student’s transcript will be evaluated to determine if this is required. Students with degrees such as MHA, MBA, and sometimes MPH may require completion of a graduate level course in research. This course may be available at MGHIHP (depending upon semester and demand). The course that will fulfill this requirement is NH-720 Research for Clinical Practice. Other options to satisfy this requirement, including certificate programs may be approved after review by DNP faculty.

Fall I, Term I

DNP-866Discovering the Theory and Science of Doctoral Nursing Practice

9

Total Credit Hours:9

Spring I, Term II

DNP-867Analyzing the Context of Health Systems Transformation

9

Total Credit Hours:9

Summer I

DNP-966ECreating Innovative Health Care Systems: DNP Executive Practice

9

Total Credit Hours:9

Fall 2, Term I

DNP-967Disseminating Theory and Science into Advancing the Practice of Nursing

7

Total Credit Hours:7

As part of this curriculum, the terminal project requirement for the Doctor of Nursing Practice may require extended work beyond the Fall 2, Term IV semester. In these cases, students will receive an incomplete in DNP-967, Disseminating Theory and Science into Advancing the Practice of Nursing and will be required to register for DNP-994 (Continuation) during the completion of terminal project requirements. Registration for continuation will be charged for 1 credit of the current per credit tuition rate along with associated fees and will be required each semester until the credit is completed for DNP-967 and the student is eligible for graduation.


Please refer to the Institute's Terminal Project Continuation Policy as published in this catalog.

Total Credit Hours: 34

Program Codes:

NU.TDNP.EXEC.NOBSN (No BSN)
NU.TDNP.EXEC.NOMSN (No MSN)
NU.TDNP.EXEC (With MSN)