Post Masters to DNP
This entry option is designed for the advanced practice nurse (nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, nurse anesthetist, or clinical nurse specialist) with a Master of Science degree in nursing who is ready to complete a clinical doctorate. The Doctor of Nursing Practice takes an innovative, technology-enriched approach that develops nursing experts that base decisions on the best evidence available, providing patient-centered care. Its curriculum links theory and practice to promote inquiry and practice relevant to an ever changing healthcare system. The Post-Masters to DNP program is delivered using a blend of:
Applicants intending on enrolling in this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:
The following is only required for Post Masters (PM) to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.
Degree Requirements (73 Credits)
To be awarded the Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree, students may transfer a maximum of 40 hours from the MSN degree, and must take a minimum of 33 credit hours, which includes 510 clinical residency hours at Brandman University. The transfer of any additional course credits requires approval by petition. This program is designed to follow the guidelines and DNP essentials as set forth by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). All courses must be passed with a grade of “B” or higher. Clinical courses are graded Pass/No Pass. A Pass is equivalent to a “B” grade.
|DNPU 700||Healthcare Policy, Organization and Delivery||3|
|*DNPU 701||Biostatistics for Clinical Practice||3|
|DNPU 702||Innovations in Technology and Information Access||3|
|DNPU 703||Leading Through Innovation||3|
|*DNPU 704||Evidence-Based Thinking for Scholarship and Practice III||3|
|DNPU 705||Health Communication||3|
|DNPU 706||Transforming Healthcare Through Outcomes Management||3|
|DNPU 707||Clinical Residency I||3|
|DNPU 708||Application of DNP Clinical Scholarly Project||3|
|DNPU 709||Clinical Residency II||3|
|DNPU 710||Seminar in Evidence-Based Thinking for Scholarship and Practice||3|
|Total Course Credits in Post Masters Program||33|
|Transfer from Master of Science Degree||40|
|Total Credits for the DNP||73|
* Students in these courses are required to attend the face-to-face immersion.