Post-Master’s D.N.P. Curriculum

Drive change with your D.N.P.

You know what it takes to be an advanced practice nurse, and you’re ready for the next challenge. Now earn the degree that was made for motivated health care professionals like you.

Our online Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program curriculum is designed to build on your master’s-level coursework. Graduate in as few as five semesters ready for career advancement and with the knowledge to drive change through leadership or teaching roles.

You can gain the skills to:

  • Apply knowledge of ethics and biophysical, psychosocial, analytical and organizational science as a basis for practice
  • Lead systems-level quality improvement and safety initiatives to enhance patient outcomes
  • Evaluate evidence-based processes that address practice patterns in health care organizations
  • Promote safe, equitable and patient‑centered care
  • Integrate technology and information systems with advanced nursing practice
  • Demonstrate expertise in the analysis, formulation and implementation of health care policy
  • Collaborate effectively as a member and leader of interprofessional teams
  • Demonstrate advanced levels of nursing practice, clinical judgment and accountability
  • Employ clinical prevention and health promotion strategies to improve population health with an emphasis on rural, diverse and vulnerable populations

Final Project

Your program will include a final project that focuses on improving a population outcome in health care. For example, you may be interested in presenting about how to improve the care of patients with asthma by implementing best practice standards at a clinic. Other completed project topics include:

  • The Identification of Maltreatment in Children with Disabilities: An Educational Program
  • Accurate Documentation of Smoking History through a Clinical Workflow Improvement Project
  • Evaluation of an Ultrasound-Guided Radial Artery Catheterization Training Program for Nurse Anesthetists
  • Implementation of a Human Trafficking Response Protocol in a Reproductive Healthcare Setting: The Impact on Clinician Preparedness
  • Improving Nutrition in Overweight and Obese Adults with Physical Disabilities
  • Improving Screening and Outcomes for Postpartum Depression
  • Assessment of Chronic Dyspnea in Older Adults: Impact of the Dyspnoea-12 Questionnaire on Nurse Self‑Efficacy

Post-Master's D.N.P. Courses - 36 credits

PSYC 541Advanced Univariate Statistics3 Credits
NURS 600Integrated D.N.P. Core Concepts I3 Credits
NURS 601Integrated D.N.P. Core Concepts II3 Credits
NURS 602Evidence-Based Research I3 Credits
NURS 603Evidence-Based Research II2 Credits
NURS 604Health Informatics3 Credits
NURS 605Health Policy2 Credits
NURS 606D.N.P. Systems Focused Practice I3 Credits
NURS 607D.N.P. Systems Focused Practice II2 Credits
NURS 608Healthcare Economics, Finance and Leadership2 Credits
NURS 609AD.N.P. Project Teams I3 Credits
NURS 609BD.N.P. Project Teams II3 Credits
NURS 609CD.N.P. Project Teams III2 Credits
NURS 610D.N.P. Capstone2 Credits