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

This is a three 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 I3FallOnlineYes
NURS 835 - Ethical Issues Influencing Practice and Research in Health Disciplines2FallOnline HybridYes
NURS 850 - Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations for Evidence Based Care3SpringSioux Falls and Rapid CityYes
NURS 860 - Health Operations and Financial Management for Nurse Leaders

3

SpringOnlineYes
NURS 623 - Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan: Applied to Advance Practice Nursing4SpringOnlineYes

PHA 738 - Health Informatics

1SpringOnlineYes
NURS 875 - DNP Intensive**

1

Spring

(Flexible)

Not ApplicableYes
NURS 855 - Translational Research in Health Care3SummerSioux Falls and Rapid CityYes
NURS 645 - Pharmacotherapeutics Across the Lifespan: Application to Advanced Practice4SummerOnlineYes
NURS 780 - Clinical Genetic and Genomics-Advanced Concepts1SummerOnlineYes
NURS 875 - DNP Intensive1

Summer

(Flexible)

FlexibleYes

Year 2 Coursework

CourseCreditsSemester 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 880 - DNP Project

1 Credit Didactic/1 Credit Project

2FallOnlineYes

NURS 781 - Clinical Epidemiology: Advance Concepts

1FallOnlineYes

NURS 875 - DNP Intensive**

Core

1

60 Clinical Hours Required

Fall

(Flexible)

FlexibleYes
NURS 765 - FNP Integration: Practicum 1**

7

(3,4)

240 Clinical Hours Required

SpringOnlineYes

NURS 880 - DNP Project

1 Credit Didactic/1 Credit Project

2

Spring

Sioux Falls and Rapid City

Yes
NURS 768 - FNP Integration: Practicum II**

4

(0,4)

240 Clinical Hours Required

SummerSioux Falls and Rapid CityYes
NURS 750 - Transformational Leadership3SummerOnlineYes

NURS 880 - DNP Project

Project Credits Only

1SummerFlexibleYes

Year 3 Coursework

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

7

(3,4)

240 Hours Required

Fall

Sioux Falls and Rapid City

Yes

NURS 880 - DNP Project

Project Credits Only

2FallFlexibleYes
NURS 776 - FNP Integration: Practicum IV**

8

(3,5)

300 Clinical Hours Required

SpringSioux Falls and Rapid CityYes

NURS 880 - DNP Project

Project Credits Only

1SpringFlexibleYes

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

**Clinical courses, direct patient care clinicals