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

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: 49

Total Lab or Clinical Hours: 720+ (minimum of 1000 hours is required to graduate with a DNP degree)

Year 1 Coursework

CourseCreditsSemester(s) OfferedLocationFinancial Aid Eligible*
HSC 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
PHA 738 - Health Informatics1SpringOnlineYes
NURS 875 - DNP Intensive

1

60 Clinical Hours Required

Spring

(Flexible)

FlexibleYes
NURS 750 - Transformational Leadership3SummerOnlineYes
NURS 780 - Clinical Genetic and Genomics-Advanced Concepts1SummerOnlineYes
NURS 875 - DNP Intensive

1

60 Clinical Hours Required

Summer

(Flexible)

FlexibleYes

Year 2 Coursework

CourseCreditsSemester OfferedLocationFinancial Aid Eligible*

NURS 781 - Clinical Epidemiology: Advance Concepts

1FallOnlineYes

NURS 733 - Psychopathological Disorders Across the Lifespan

3FallOnlineYes
NURS 734 - Theories and Interventions for Individuals and Groups2FallOnlineYes

NURS 860 - Health Operations and Financial Management for Nurse Leaders

3SpringOnlineYes
NURS 732 - Psychopharmacology and Neurobiology Across the Lifespan2SpringOnlineYes
NURS 735 - Advanced Psychiatric Assessment and Differential Diagnosis Across the Lifespan2SpringOnlineYes
NURS 875 - DNP Intensive

1

60 Clinical Hours Required

Summer

(Flexible)

FlexibleYes
NURS 855 - Translational Research in Health Care2SummerOnlineYes

NURS 880 DNP Project

Project Credits

1SummerOnlineYes

Year 3 Coursework

CourseCredit HoursSemester OfferedLocationFinancial Aid Eligible*
NURS736 - Psychiatric/Mental Health Advanced Practice Across the Lifespan I

4

(0,4)

240 Clinical Hours Required

FallOnlineYes

NURS 880 - DNP Project

Didactic

1FallOnlineYes

NURS 880 - DNP Project

Project Credits

2FallOnlineYes

NURS737 - Psychiatric/Mental Health Advanced Practice Across the Lifespan II

5

(0,5)

300 Clinical Credits Required

SpringOnlineYes

NURS 880 - DNP Project

Didactic

1SpringOnlineYes

NURS 880 - DNP Project

Project Credits

3SpringOnlineYes
NURS 875 - DNP IntensiveTBDFlexibleNumber of credits will vary by individualYes

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