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Doctor of Nursing Practice—Family Nurse Practitioner Specialization

This is a four year part-time program. Dates, times and locations of individual courses are subject to change based on department requirements. These requirements are for students meeting the 2021-2022 catalog and after.

Required Coursework

Total Credits:  78

Total Clinical Hours: 1200

Year 1 Coursework

CourseCreditsSemester(s) OfferedLocationFinancial Aid Eligible*
NURS 615 - Foundations of Advanced Nursing3FallOnlineYes
NURS 760 - Advance Concepts in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention3FallOnlineYes
NURS 860 - Health Operations and Financial Management in Nurse Leaders3SpringOnlineNo
PHA 738 - Health Informatics1SpringOnlineNo
NURS 670 - Health Policy, Legislation, Economics and Ethics3SummerOnlineYes

NURS750 - Transformational Leadership in Nursing

3SummerOnlineYes
NURS 875 - DNP Intensive

1

60 Clinical Hours Required

SummerFlexibleYes

Year 2 Coursework

CourseCreditsSemester OfferedLocationFinancial Aid Eligible*
NURS 835 - Ethical Issues Influencing Practice and Research in Health Disciplines2Fall

Sioux Falls and Rapid City

Yes

HSC 631 - Biostatistics I

3FallOnlineYes

NURS 875 - DNP Intensive

1

60 Clinical Hours Required

FallFlexibleYes
NURS 623 - Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan: Applied to Advance Practice Nursing4SpringOnlineYes
NURS - 850 Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations for Evidence Based Care3SPring

Sioux Falls and Rapid City

Yes
NURS 875 - DNP Intensive

1

60 Clinical Hours Required

SpringFlexibleYes
NURS 855 - Transitional Research in Health Care3Summer

Sioux Falls and Rapid City

Yes
NURS 645 - Pharmacotherapeutics Across the lifespan: Application to Advanced Practice4SummerOnlineYes
NURS 780 - Clinical Genetics and Genomics-Advanced Concepts1SummerOnlineYes

Year 3 Coursework

CourseCredit HoursSemester OfferedLocationFinancial Aid Eligible*
NURS 631/631L - Advanced Assessment Across the Lifespan and Lab

4

45 Lab Hours Required

Fall

Sioux Falls and Rapid City

Yes
NURS 781 - Clinical Epidemiology-Advanced Concepts1FallOnlineYes

NURS 880 - DNP Project

Didactic

1FallOnlineYes

NURS 880 - DNP Project

Project

1FallFlexibleYes
NURS 765 - FNP Integration: Practicum **

7

(3,4)

240 Clinical Hours Required

Spring

Sioux Falls and Rapid City

Clinical Sites Will Vary

Yes

NURS 880 - DNP Project

Didactic

1SpringOnlineYes

NURS 880 - DNP Project

Project

1SpringFlexibleYes
NURS 768 - FNP Integration: Practicum II**

4

(0,4)

240 Clinical Hours Required

SummerClinical Sites Will VaryYes

NURS 880 - DNP Project

Project

2SummerFlexibleYes

Year 4 Coursework

CourseCredit HoursSemester OfferedLocationFinancial Aid Eligible*
NURS 771 - FNP Integration: Practicum III**

7

(3,4)

240 Clinical Hours Required

Fall

Sioux Falls and Rapid City

Clinical Sites Will Vary

Yes

NURS 880 - DNP Project

Project

1FallFlexibleYes
NURS 776 - FNP Integration: Practicum IV**

8

(3,5)

300 Clinical Hours Required

Spring

Sioux Falls and Rapid City

Clinical Sites Will Vary

Yes

NURS 880 - DNP Project

Project

1SpringFlexibleYes

*Minimum of 5 credits per semester required to be eligible for financial aid

**Clinical courses, direct patient care clinicals