Post Masters DNP

Post-Master's DNP

Elevate your clinical and leadership experience with ۺŮsburg's online, Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.

Degrees & Offerings
  • DNP
Format Option(s)
  • Online
Department
College
Program Contact
Assistant Professor of Nursing
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Program Details

  • Program Focus - The focus of the program is practice-oriented investigation in the clinical setting emphasizing health education, leadership, research application, and analysis of health care outcomes. Graduates will be prepared to assume a higher level of responsibility and leadership in nursing and healthcare, with the ultimate goal of improving the healthcare delivery system of the nation.
  • Program Delivery - Coursework is 100% online. Core courses are asynchronous and clinical courses are synchronous.
  • Curriculum - Consists of 33 credits to be completed over 2 years.
  • Flexible Coursework - Curriculum is built with working nurses in mind.
  • Accreditation - CCNE accredited.
  • Faculty Expertise - Program faculty are advanced practice nurses.
  • Clinical Hours - 500 required clinical hours that are incorporated into coursework.
  • Evidence-Based Project - Students complete an evidence-based project that develops with progression through the program.

Courses and Curriculum

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Summer I 

  • DNP Immersion: Role Transition 
  • Informatics & Technology as Applied to Advance Practice Nursing 

Fall I

  • Economics of Health Care and Health Policy
  • Translating Evidence into Clinical Practice

Winter I

  • Theoretical Perspectives of Teaching/Leaming

Spring I

  • Leadership in Complex Health Care Systems
  • Program Development and Evaluation

Summer II

  • Evidence-Based Clinical Project I: Development 

Fall II

  • Evidence-Based Clinical Project II: Implementation 

Winter II

  • Biomedical Ethics and Vulnerable Populations

Spring II

  • Evidence-Based Clinical Project III: Outcome Analysis and Dissemination

Required Courses (33 credits)
NURSING.600 DNP Immersion: Role Transition
NURSING.601 Informatics and Technology as Applied to Advance Practice Nursing
NURSING.602 Economics of Health Care and Health Policy
NURSING.603 Translating Evidence into Clinical Practice
NURSING.604 Leadership in Complex Health Care Systems
NURSING.605 Theoretical Perspectives of Teaching/Learning
NURSING.606 Biomedical Ethics and Vulnerable Populations
NURSING.607 Program Development and Evaluation
NURSING.608 Evidence-Based Clinical Project I: Development
NURSING.609 Evidence-Based Clinical Project II: Implementation
NURSING.610 Evidence-Based Clinical Project III: Outcome Analysis and Dissemination

All required documentation must be sent to the Office of Graduate Studies at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the full Summer semester:

  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher from an accredited MSN program.
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions of higher education.
  • Completion of graduate level advanced health assessment, advanced pharmacology, and advanced pathophysiology courses.
  • Three letters of recommendation addressing applicant’s practice and ability for doctoral study.
  • Current resume
  • Copy of certification/license as an advanced practice nurse.
  • Copy of unencumbered RN license.
  • Description and total number of clinical hours/cases completed in MSN program with verification from program director.
  • Completion of Graduate Studies Admission Application and fee.
  • Q: What are the career options for students graduating with this degree? 
    A: The Post Master's DNP program will open up new career options that may include: Health Care Executive, Nurse Manager, Nursing Faculty, Advanced Practice Nurse, Health Care Lobbyist, and Clinical Care Researcher. 
  • Q: Can you complete the program on a part-time basis? 
    A: Yes! Nearly all of our students are employed full-time as nurses. Our program offers flexible coursework built with working nurses in mind. 
  • Q: How is the program delivered? 
    A: Coursework is offered 100% online, with core courses offered asynchronously and clinical courses synchronously. Additionally, there are 500 required clinical hours that are incorporated into coursework.

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BU's Nursing programs have passed the rigorous standards for quality and integrity to be accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
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of coursework is available online
Core courses are asynchronous and clinical courses are synchronous

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