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).

Degree Requirements

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 6010Principles of Epidemiology and Biostatistics I3
INDI 8515Outcome Evaluation1
NURS 6012Basic Graduate Nursing Informatics 12
NURS 6125Health Promotion in Primary Care: Pediatric3
or NURS 6135 Health Promotion in Primary Care: Adult-Gerontology
NURS 6225Health Promotion Seminar and Clinical: Pediatric1
or NURS 6235 Health Promotion Seminar and Clincal: Adult-Gerontology
NURS 6325Primary Care I: Common and Acute Conditions in Pediatrics6
or NURS 6335 Primary Care I: Common and Acute Conditions in Adults and Older Adults
NURS 7120Primary Care II: Immunologic and Infectious Challenges in Pediatrics6
or NURS 7130 Primary Care II: Chronic Health Challenges in Adults and Older Adults
NURS 7320Primary Care III: Chronic and Complex Conditions in Pediatrics and Families6
or NURS 7330 Primary Care III: Chronic Complex Health Challenges in Adults and Older Adults
NURS 8500Underpinnings of the Discipline of Nursing4
NURS 8511DNP as Change Agent2
NURS 8520Advanced Evidence-based Practice4
NURS 8525Advanced Informatics2
NURS 8535Leadership in Organizations and Systems: Implications for Practice3
NURS 8536Healthcare Economics and Finance3
NURS 8540Health Care: Power, Policy and Politics4
NURS 8600DNP Project 24
Total Credits54