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Doctor of Nursing Pratice
Progression

The DNP Program consists of 38 credit hours beyond the master’s level advanced practice nursing credits. The number of Required Courses is 13: four Core Courses; four Advanced Core Courses; and five Residency Courses. The program must be completed in order of Core, Advanced Core, and Residency. Course requirements will vary depending upon students’ earned graduate degrees and the number of precepted clinical hours from the graduate program of study. Students entering without an MSN are required to take additional coursework in Nursing Research prior to beginning the program.

In addition to the required courses, students may be required to enroll in NUR 881 (Capstone Project Seminar) and/or NUR 883 (Clinical Capstone Residency Seminar should they require additional time for capstone project development or completion. Both courses are 1 credit.

The following table depicts the structure of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Curriculum:

Structure
Courses
Credits
Core
NUR 702: Advanced Therapeutics
NUR 703: Professional Ethics
NUR 609: Health Care Economics
NUR 614: Informatics and Health Care Systems
3
3
3
3
Advanced Core
NUR 619: Clinical Issues in Genetics and Genomics (Web)
NUR 695: Public Policy Initiatives: Local to Global
NUR/PH 637: Epidemiology
NUR 704: Statistics and Biostatistics
1

3

3

3
Residency
NUR 705: Patient Safety and Health Care Outcomes
NUR 750: Translating Research into Practice
NUR 751: Clinical Leadership and Interprofessional Collaboration
NUR 880: Clinical Capstone Project
NUR 882: Clinical Capstone Residency
3

3

3

3
4
Optional
NUR 881: Capstone Project Seminar (Pass/Fail)
NUR 883 Clinical Capstone Residency Seminar (Pass/Fail)
1

1

Patricia Bicknell

Patricia Bicknell, Ed.D., APRN, ACNS-BC, CNL
Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

La Salle University
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA
Phone: 215.951.1392
E-mail: bicknell@lasalle.edu


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