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Post Master's to DNP

Curriculum and Plan of Study

This is a three year program for students who hold current Advance Practice Nurse Certification in the following areas: Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Midwife and/or Nurse Anesthetist. Date, times and locations of individual courses are subject to changed based on department requirements. 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.

Total Credits:  31+

Total Clinical Hours: 180+

Year one

SemesterCurriculumHoursLocationFinancial Aid Eligible*
FallHSC 631 Biostatistics I3OnlineNo
SpringNURS 850 Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations for Evidence Based Care3Sioux Falls and Rapid CityYes
SpringPHA 738 Health Informatics1OnlineYes
SpringNURS 875 DNP Intensive**

1

60 Clinical Hours Required

FlexibleYes
SummerNURS 750 Transformational Leadership in Nursing3OnlineYes
Summer

NURS780 Clinical Genetic and Genomics-Advanced Concepts

1OnlineYes
SummerNURS 875 DNP Intensive**

1

60 Clinical Hours Required

FlexibleYes

Year two

SemesterCurriculumHoursLocationFinancial Aid Eligible*
FallNURS 835 Ethical Issues Influencing Practice and Research in Health Disciplines2

Online Hybrid

No
Fall

NURS 781 Clinical Epidemiology Advanced Concepts

1OnlineNo
Spring

NURS 860 Health Operations and Financial Management for Nurse Leaders

3OnlineNo
SpringNURS 875 DNP Intensive1FlexibleNo
SummerNURS 855 Translational Research in Health Care3

Online

No

Year three

SemesterCurriculumHoursLocationFinancial Aid Eligible*
Fall

NURS 880 DNP Project

Didactic

1

Online

No
Fall

NURS 880 DNP Project

Project

3FlexibleNo
Spring

NURS 880 DNP Project

Didactic

1OnlineNo
Spring

NURS 880 DNP Project

Project

3FlexibleNo
FlexibleNURS 875 DNP Intensive**

# of Credits Required Varies

Clinical Hours Required

FlexibleDependent Upon # Taken During a Semester

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

**Clinical courses, direct patient care clinicals