Curriculum - Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program | Briar Cliff University

DNP Program: Curriculum


The DNP: Nurse Practitioner track is a two-year, 36-credit hour program with 480 practicum hours.

Plan of Study

Summer 1 Credit Hours

Cultural Competence in Health Care

This course will increase the student’s awareness regarding the dimensions and complexities involved in caring for people from diverse cultural backgrounds. Read More about Cultural Competence in Health Care

Epidemiology and Global Health

In this course, students will develop the basic competencies to improve and sustain the health and well-being of the earth and its people. This course includes 60 hours of practicum hours at the DNP level. Read More about Epidemiology and Global Health

Fall 1 Credit Hours

Information Technology for Evidence-based Practice

This course explores information technology and data management to support evidence-based decisions in nursing and healthcare. Read More about Information Technology for Evidence-based Practice

Philosophy and Theory for Advanced Practice Nursing

This course will offer an opportunity to analyze various philosophy of science traditions while building an understanding of the relationship between philosophical traditions and knowledge development in advanced practice nursing. Read More about Philosophy and Theory for Advanced Practice Nursing

Spring 1 Credit Hours

Translational Research and Practice Innovation Project I

This course provides students with the opportunity to analyze various translation frameworks and models while building an understanding of the relationship between philosophical traditions and knowledge development in advanced practice nursing. Read More about Translational Research and Practice Innovation Project I

Summer 2 Credit Hours

Practice Innovation Project II-IV

This Practice Innovation Project (PIP) course provides the DNP student with opportunities to apply theoretical concepts and research evidence to advanced nursing practice focused on quality healthcare. Read More about Practice Innovation Project II-IV

Financial Management for Health Care Organizations

This course focuses on the nature of management and how it is applied in various health care settings. Read More about Financial Management for Health Care Organizations

Fall 2 Credit Hours

Practice Innovation Project II-IV

This Practice Innovation Project (PIP) course provides the DNP student with opportunities to apply theoretical concepts and research evidence to advanced nursing practice focused on quality healthcare. Read More about Practice Innovation Project II-IV

Professional Ethics for Health Care Leaders

This course provides a review of the philosophical foundations of applied and professional ethics. Read More about Professional Ethics for Health Care Leaders

Spring 2 Credit Hours

Leadership in Complex Healthcare Organizations

This course will study the interprofessional collaboration within complex health care environments to transform the delivery of health care by improving access, quality, and safety across diverse/underserved populations. Read More about Leadership in Complex Healthcare Organizations

Practice Innovation Project II-IV

This Practice Innovation Project (PIP) course provides the DNP student with opportunities to apply theoretical concepts and research evidence to advanced nursing practice focused on quality healthcare. Read More about Practice Innovation Project II-IV

 

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