DNP - Second Certification
Doctor of Nursing Practice – Second Certification
The DNP-Second Certification option provides an educational route for nurses who already hold a master’s degree in nursing (MSN) as nurse practitioners who seek specialization in an area other than that obtained in the master’s program. Students complete the post-master’s DNP program of study concurrently while fulfilling required coursework in their second NP specialty area (pediatrics or adult-gerontology).
To ensure students meet current practice and licensure requirements, courses and clinical rotations might be substituted to ensure compliance and learning outcome are met. Students must complete all requirements designated by the program director.
Years to Complete the Program
Students are expected to complete the DNP–Second Certification NP Program within five years of initial enrollment and will be allowed to re-sequence only once in the DNP course of study.
|HLTH 6010||Principles of Epidemiology and Biostatistics I||3|
|INDI 8515||Outcome Evaluation||1|
|NURS 6012||Basic Graduate Nursing Informatics 1||2|
|NURS 6125||Health Promotion in Primary Care: Pediatric||3|
|or NURS 6135||Health Promotion in Primary Care: Adult-Gerontology|
|NURS 6225||Health Promotion Seminar and Clinical: Pediatric||1|
|or NURS 6235||Health Promotion Seminar and Clincal: Adult-Gerontology|
|NURS 6325||Primary Care I: Common and Acute Conditions in Pediatrics||6|
|or NURS 6335||Primary Care I: Common and Acute Conditions in Adults and Older Adults|
|NURS 7120||Primary Care II: Immunologic and Infectious Challenges in Pediatrics||6|
|or NURS 7130||Primary Care II: Chronic Health Challenges in Adults and Older Adults|
|NURS 7320||Primary Care III: Chronic and Complex Conditions in Pediatrics and Families||6|
|or NURS 7330||Primary Care III: Chronic Complex Health Challenges in Adults and Older Adults|
|NURS 8500||Underpinnings of the Discipline of Nursing||4|
|NURS 8511||DNP as Change Agent||2|
|NURS 8520||Advanced Evidence-based Practice||4|
|NURS 8525||Advanced Informatics||2|
|NURS 8535||Leadership in Organizations and Systems: Implications for Practice||3|
|NURS 8536||Healthcare Economics and Finance||3|
|NURS 8540||Health Care: Power, Policy and Politics||4|
|NURS 8600||DNP Project 2||4|
NURS 6012 is a prerequisite course taken only by students with no prior course work in nursing informatics.