Wayne State University

Clinical course sequence

The D.N.P. core and research/statistics courses are identical across all clinical specialties. The clinical course sequence varies by clinical specialty. The three (Advanced Physical Assessment, Advanced Pathophysiology, and Advanced Pharmacology) and APRN didactic and clinical courses vary by clinical specialty. If you have questions, please contact the appropriate clinical specialty coordinator.

B.S.N. to D.N.P.:  78 credits* (and prerequisite graduate statistics course)

M.S.N. to D.N.P. (need certification):  78 credits

DNP Core (Theory and Domain of Knowledge) Courses: 24 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

NUR 8620

Foundations of Nursing as a Discipline

3

NUR 8625

Evidence Based Nursing Practice: Theoretical and Methodological Issues

3

NUR 8210

Health and Health Disparities

3

NUR 8615

Informatics Innovations in Nursing

3

NUR 8650

Advanced Professional Leadership

3

NUR 8630

Health Policy Leadership and Ethics

3

NUR 8635

Benchmarking/Clinical Practice Outcomes

3

NUR 8065

Health Economics and Policy Evaluation of Nursing Care for Vulnerable Populations

3

Research and Statistics: 7 credits (*10 credits if need NUR 7000)

NUR 7000* 

Statistics in Nursing

3*

NUR 8895

Population Health for Nursing

3

NUR 8604

Health Analytics and Data Management

4

Clinical course sequence: 35 Credits

NUR 7030

Advanced Nursing Assessment

4

NUR 7444

Advanced  Physiology/Pathophysiology across the Lifespan

4

NUR 7555 or  7207, or 7200

Advanced Pharmacology for the APN

3

NUR 8670/8675

Advanced Specialty Didactic and Lab I: Foundations

8

NUR 8680/8685

Advanced Specialty Didactic and Lab II: Intermediate

8

NUR 8690/8695

Advanced Specialty Didactic and Lab III: Advanced

8

D.N.P. Project Practicum Courses: 12 credits

NUR 9500

D.N.P. Project Practicum I

2

NUR 9505

D.N.P. Project Practicum II

2

NUR 9510

D.N.P. Project Practicum III

2

NUR 9520

D.N.P. Project

6