BSN to DNP, Family/Across the Lifespan NP

This program is designed for the RN with a BSN who wants to specialize in the care of individuals and families across the lifespan in environments such as private practices, urgent cares, outpatient or community clinics. Areas of focus include: care management of common, complex, acute and chronic issues across the lifespan. 

Family/Across the Lifespan Program Overview

The Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family/Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner program covers common, acute, complex and chronic problems across the lifespan using advanced principles of assessment. Students will participate in clinical rotations near their home or work.

  • Expand your scope of practice in a variety of settings including primary care practices, outpatient clinics, and urgent care facilities.
  • Learn from online lectures, plus demonstrations and exercises during immersion sessions at the Irvine, California, campus. 
 

 

  • Develop and foster strong values, ethics and leadership skills to apply evidence-based practice to the workplace and lead positive change within the health care system.
  • Learn to offer a wide range of health care services from disease prevention and diagnosis, to direct care and patient education across the lifespan.
  • Complete your degree in as little as 36 months.
  • Become eligible for the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) and/or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner Certification Board (AANPCB) certification examination after graduation.
 

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Spring I (Jan 14, 2019)

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Ways to Learn

Hybrid

(on-campus/online)

Available Campuses

Fully Online
Working adults prefer the flexible format that allows them study any time of day.
It was a big sacrifice with two daughters in college and it takes persistence and patience. Brandman is very supportive of students. They push their students in the right direction and motivate them. It was a positive experience and coming from a family of nurses, that’s saying a lot.
Lorelei P. | Doctorate of Nursing, 2017
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...it was always my goal to become a Nurse Practitioner. I wanted to mentor other nurses who were new to the profession and share my experiences with them.
Sharon H., Nurse Practitioner | Doctorate of Nursing, 2015

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    Admissions Requirements

    Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

    • Completed application
    • Three on-line forms (preferred) or 3 letters of recommendation forms
    • Goal statement
    • Self evaluation
    • Current resume or CV
    • Personal interview with specialty Program Director
    • Graduate Record Exam (GRE): Analytical Writing Score (minimum score of 4.0) from the General Test
    • BSN from a CCNE or NLN CNEA accredited program
    • Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where baccalaureate and/or post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted
    • Hold an unencumbered RN license in the state where you plan to do your practicums OR have evidence of a scheduled NCLEX date (which must be passed by the end of the first session enrolled in the BSN-DNP program)
    • Must have an ADN or ASN from a regionally accredited college or university.
    • Must also have an ADN or ASN from an ACEN, CCNE, BRN approved nursing program.
    Final completed admissions Deadlines
    • Priority application deadline for the Spring 1, 2019 admission is October 30, 2018
    • Final completed application deadline for Spring 1, 2019 admission is December 1, 2018
    Residency Restrictions

    This program is not available to residents of all states. Please contact a University Enrollment Coach for details.

    Program Curriculum

    • NURU 600  Theoretical Foundations of Evidence-based and Advanced Practice Nursing

      3

      NURU 601  Transitions in Practice: The Advanced Practice Nurse as DNP *

      3

      NURU 602  Developmental, Cultural and Spiritual Care Across the Lifespan

      3

      DNPU 701  Biostatistics for Clinical Practice *

      3

      DNPU 704  Evidence-Based Thinking for Scholarship And Practice III *

      3

      Graduate Science Core Subtotal

      15

    • DNPU 700  Healthcare Policy, Organization and Delivery

      3

      DNPU 702  Innovations in Technology and Information Access

      3

      DNPU 703  Leading Through Innovation

      3

      DNPU 705  Health Communication

      3

      DNPU 706  Transforming Health Care Through Outcomes Management

      3

      DNPU 711  Clinical Residency for BSN-DNP and Post-Masters adding a Specialty Clinical Scholarly Project

      3

      DNPU 708  Application of DNP Clinical Scholarly Project **

      3

      DNPU 710  Seminar in Evidence-Based Thinking for Scholarship and Practice

      3

      DNP Core Essentials Subtotal

      24

    • NURU 603  Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan and Cultures

      3

      NURU 604  Clinical Practicum: Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan and Cultures *^

      4

      NURU 605  Advanced Pathophysiology across the Lifespan

      3

      NURU 606  Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics Across the Lifespan

      3

      NURU 609  Genetics Across the Lifespan

      3

      NURU 610  Synthesis of Advanced Practice Management, Role and EBP

      3

      Advanced Practice Core Subtotal

      19

      Specialty

       

      Complete a Specialty

      15

      Specialty Subtotal

      15

      Total Credits

      73

    • NURU 671 Foundations of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice

      3

      NURU 672 Management of Common and Acute Problems in Family/Across the Lifespan Care *

      3

      NURU 673 Practicum in Common and Acute Problems in Family/Across the Lifespan Care *^^

      3

      NURU 674 Management of Complex and Chronic Problems in Family/Across the Lifespan Care *

      3

      NURU 675 Practicum in Complex and Chronic Problems in Family/Across the Lifespan Care *^^

      3

      Total Credits

      15

      *

      Students in these courses are required to attend a face-to-face Immersion on the Irvine campus.

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      If a student does not complete the required 255 clinical hours during the initial specialty course clinical session/s (NURU 673 Practicum in Common and Acute Problems in Family/Across the Lifespan Care and NURU 675 Practicum in Complex and Chronic Problems in Family/Across the Lifespan Care), s/he will be enrolled in a NURU 699 Independent Practicum for Clinical Hours completion Independent Practicum for Clinical Hours completion (0 credits) and required to pay a Continuing Clinical fee, per each course and session, until the student receives a “P” in the specialty clinical course or until the student’s seven year program completion timeline has expired.

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