James Madison University

Doctor of Nursing Practice Program


Sample Plans of Study for the DNP Program

Full Time Post Master’s to DNP Curriculum


Program Total: 31-44 credits

Year One
Fall


Spring (12 credits)

NSG 690 Epidemiology & Population Health (3)
NSG 692 Health Policy (3)
NSG 714 Evidence Based Practice: Chronic Illness (3)
Focused Cognate (3)

Year Two
Fall (9 credits)

NSG 711 Analytical Methods (3)
NSG 713 Evidence Based Practice: Health Promotion (3)
NSG 771 Advanced Practicum I (3)

Spring (9 or 11 credits)

NSG 712 Issues and Methods of Translational Inquiry (3)
NSG 650 Organizational Behavior (3)
NSG 772 Advanced Practicum II (3 or 5)^

Year Three
Fall (10 or 12 credits)

Focused Cognate (3)
NSG 773 Advanced Practicum III (3 or 5)^
NSG 800 Capstone Project (4)

Spring

 

^The DNP requires 1000 course-related practice hours post-BSN to DNP. Post-masterís students will have completed a variable number of MSN program contact hours.

Part-Time Post Master’s to DNP Curriculum


Program Total: 31-44 credits

Year One
Fall


Spring (6 credits)

NSG 690 Epidemiology and Population Health (3)        
NSG 692 Health Policy (3)

Year Two
Fall (6 credits)

NSG 711 Analytical Methods (3)
NSG 713 Evidence Based Practice: Health Promotion (3)

Spring (9 credits)

NSG 714 Evidence Based Practice: Chronic Illness (3)
NSG 712 Issues and Methods of Translational Inquiry (3)
Focused cognate (3)

Year Three
Fall (6 or 8 credits)

NSG 650 Organizational Behavior (3)
NSG 771 Advanced Practicum I (3 or 5)^

Spring (6 or 8 credits)

Focused Cognate (3)
NSG 772 Advanced Practicum II (3 or 5)^

Year Four
Fall (7 or 9 credits)

NSG 773 Advanced Practicum III (3 or 5)^
NSG 800 Capstone (4)

Spring

 

^The DNP requires 1000 course-related practice hours post-BSN to DNP. Post-master’s students will have completed a variable number of MSN program contact hours.