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Doctor of Nursing Practice—Post Master's to DNP-FNP

This is a four year program for students who hold a graduate nursing degree in a non-FNP specialty. 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 Credit Hours: 69

Total Lab or Clinical Hours: 1200

Year 1 Coursework

CourseCreditsSemester(s) OfferedLocationFinancial Aid Eligible*
NURS 631 - Biostatistics I3FallOnlineNo
NURS 850 - Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations for Evidence Based Care3SpringSioux Falls and Rapid CityYes
NURS 860 - Health Operations and Financial Management for Nurse Leaders3SpringOnlineYes
NURS 875 - DNP Intensive**

1

60 Clinical Hours Required

Spring

(Flexible)

FlexibleYes
NURS 750 - Transformational Leadership

3

SummerOnlineYes
NURS 855 - Translational Research in Health Care3SummerFlexibleYes
NURS 875 - DNP Intensive

1

60 Clinical Hours Required

Summer

(Flexible)

FlexibleYes

Year 2 Coursework

CourseCreditsSemester OfferedLocationFinancial Aid Eligible*
NURS 835 - Ethical Issues Influencing Practice and Research in Health Disciplines2FallOnlineYes
NURS 875 - DNP Intensive

1

60 Clinical Hours Required

Fall

(Flexible)

FlexibleYes

NURS 880 - DNP Project

1 Credit Didactic/1 Credit Project

2FallOnline/FlexibleYes
NURS 623 - Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan: Applied to Advance Practice Nursing4SpringOnlineYes

NURS 880 - DNP Project

1 Credit Didactic/1 Credit Project

2SpringOnline/FlexibleYes
PHA 738 - Health Informatics1SpringOnlineYes
NURS 645 - Pharmacotherapeutics Across the Lifespan: Application to Advanced Practice

4

Summer

Online

Yes

NURS 880 - DNP Project

Project Credits Only

1SummerFlexibleYes
NURS 780 - Clinical Genetic 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

FallSioux Falls or Rapid CityYes

NURS 880 - DNP Project

Project Credits Only

1FallFlexibleYes
NURS 781 - Clinical Epidemiology: Advance Concepts1FallOnlineYes
NURS 765 - FNP Integration: Practicum 1**

7

(3,4)

240 Clinical Hours Required

SpringSioux Falls and Rapid CityYes

NURS 880 - DNP Project

1 Credit-Didactic/1 Credit Project

1SummerOnline/FlexibleYes
NURS 768 - FNP Integration: Practicum II**

4

(0,4)

240 Clinical Hours Required

SummerSioux Falls and Rapid CityYes

Year 4 Coursework

CourseCredit HoursSemester OfferedLocationFinancial Aid Eligible**
NURS771 - FNP Integration: Practicum III**

7

(3,4)

240 Clinical Hours Required

FallSioux Falls and Rapid CityYes

NURS 880 - DNP Project

Project Credits Only

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

8

(3,5)

300 Clinical Hours Required

SpringSioux Falls and Rapid CityYes

NURS 880 - DNP Project

If Needed

As NeededSpringFlexibleYes

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

**Clinical courses, direct patient care clinicals