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Curriculum

Clinical Practice Hours and Course Schedules for the DNP program at DeSales.

Clinical Practice Hours

Clinical Leadership Track: to achieve the terminal DNP competencies, a total of 1,000 post-baccalaureate clinical practice hours are required. DeSales requires a minimum of 500 clinical practicum hours obtained during a master of science in nursing program as part of the admission criteria.

Executive Leadership Track:  upon acceptance, the Director of the DNP Program will perform a gap analysis of all post-Master’s applicant transcripts to determine the amount of hours of practice post-baccalaureate is required in order to achieve the DNP competencies. The program will provide up to 1,000 hours of practice post-baccalaureate as part of a supervised academic program that aligns with the corresponding DNP Essential(s) and to verify that standards specific to advanced practice have been met.

All DeSales DNP students will complete 525 hours as part of the Scholarship Residency, Leadership Residency, and DNP Capstone courses.

For more details about courses, view the Graduate Catalog

Clinical Leadership Track

Year 1

Fall

  • NU 800:  Leadership for Practice (3 cr.)
  • NU 802:  Evidence-Based Practice I (3 cr.)
  • On campus end of August

Winter

  • NU 804:  Health Outcomes Management (3 cr.)
  • NU 807:  Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics (3 cr.)
  • On campus beginning of January (optional)

Spring

  • NU 808: Health Policy and Ethics (3 cr.)
  • NU 810:  Translational Research (4 cr.)
  • On campus beginning of April (optional)

Summer

  • NU 812:  Health Care Informatics (3 cr.)

Year 2

Fall

  • NU 814:  Evidence-Based Practice II (3 cr.)
  • NU 816 Scholarship Residency (3 cr./ 225 residency hours)
  • On campus end of August (optional)

Winter

  • NU 818:  Leadership Residency (4 cr./225 residency hours)
  • On campus beginning of January (optional)

Spring

  • NU 820:  DNP Scholarly Project and Defense (3 cr./75 residency hours)
  • DNP Requirements Completed
  • On campus mid-June as arranged for final review and final presentation of Scholarly Project

 

Clinical Leadership w/MBA

Year 1

Fall

  • NU 800:  Leadership for Practice (3 cr.)
  • NU 802:  Evidence-Based Practice I (3 cr.)
  • On campus end of August

Winter

  • NU 804:  Health Outcomes Management (3 cr.)
  • NU 807:  Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics (3 cr.)
  • On campus beginning of January (optional)

Spring

  • NU 808: Health Policy and Ethics (3 cr.)
  • NU 810:  Translational Research (4 cr.)
  • On campus beginning of April (optional)

Summer

  • NU 812:  Health Care Informatics (3 cr.)
  • FD 505: Foundations of Business - Marketing & Management Modules (1 cr.)*

Year 2

Fall

  • NU 814:  Evidence-Based Practice II (3 cr.)
  • NU 816 Scholarship Residency (3 cr./ 225 residency hours)
  • FD 505: Foundations of Business - Economics Module (1 cr.)*
  • On campus end of August (optional)

Winter

  • NU 818:  Leadership Residency (4 cr./225 residency hours)
  • FD 505: Foundations of Business - Accounting & Finance Modules (1 cr.)*
  • On campus beginning of January (optional)

Spring

  • NU 820:  DNP Scholarly Project and Defense (3 cr./75 residency hours)
  • CR 501: Financial and Managerial Accounting (3 cr)
  • On campus mid-June as arranged for final review and final presentation of Scholarly Project
  • DNP Requirements Completed

Summer

  • CR 508: Business  Computing (3 cr)

Year 3

Fall

  • HC 503: Legal Aspects of Health Systems Mgmt (3 cr)
  • CR 504: Marketing Management (3 cr)

Winter

  • CR 506: Financial Management (3 cr)
  • CR 505: Organizational Management (3 cr)

Spring

  • HC 502: Fiscal Issues in Health Systems Mgmt (3 cr)
  • CR 510: MBA Capstone in Policy & Strategy Management (3 cr)

Summer

  • MG 501: Human Resource Management (3 cr)
  • HC 505: Principles and Strategies for Managed Healthcare (3 cr)

Executive Leadership Track

Year 1

Fall

  • NU 800: Leadership for Practice (3 cr.)
  • NU 802: Evidence-Based Practice I (3 cr.)
  • On campus end of August

Winter

  • FD 505: Foundations in Business (3 cr.)*
  • NU 807: Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics (3 cr.)
  • On campus beginning of January (optional)

Spring

  • NU 808: Health Policy and Ethics (3 cr.)
  • NU 810: Translational Research (4 cr.)
  • On campus beginning of April (optional)

Summer

  • NU 812: Healthcare Informatics(3 cr.)
  • NU 813: Special Topics in Executive Leadership(1 - 7 cr.)**

Year 2

Fall

  • NU 816 Scholarship Residency (3 cr./ 225 residency hrs.)
  • NU 809: Business Computing (3 cr.)
  • On campus end of August (optional)

Winter

  • NU 818: Leadership Residency (4 cr. /225 residency hrs.)
  • NU 801: Financial and Managerial Accounting (3 cr.)
  • On campus beginning of January (optional)

Spring

  • NU 820: DNP Scholarly Project and Defense (3 cr. /75 residency hrs.)
  • NU 805: Marketing Management (3 cr.) 
  • DNP Requirements Completed
  • On campus mid-June as arranged for final review and final presentation of Scholarly Project

Executive Leadership Track w/MBA

Year 1

Fall

  • NU 800: Leadership for Practice (3 cr.)
  • NU 802: Evidence-Based Practice I (3 cr.)
  • On campus end of August

Winter

  • FD 505: Foundations in Business (3 cr.)*
  • NU 807: Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics (3 cr.)
  • On campus beginning of January (optional)

Spring

  • NU 808: Health Policy and Ethics (3 cr.)
  • NU 810: Translational Research (4 cr.)
  • On campus beginning of April (optional)

Summer

  • NU 812: Healthcare Informatics(3 cr.)
  • NU 813: Special Topics in Executive Leadership(1 - 7 cr.)**

Year 2

Fall

  • NU 816 Scholarship Residency (3 cr./ 225 residency hrs.)
  • NU 809: Business Computing (3 cr.)
  • On campus end of August (optional)

Winter

  • NU 818: Leadership Residency (4 cr. /225 residency hrs.)
  • NU 801: Financial and Managerial Accounting (3 cr.)
  • On campus beginning of January (optional)

Spring

  • NU 820: DNP Scholarly Project and Defense (3 cr. /75 residency hrs.)
  • NU 805: Marketing Management (3 cr.) 
  • DNP Requirements Completed
  • On campus mid-June as arranged for final review and final presentation of Scholarly Project

Summer

  • CR 505: Organization Management (3 cr.) 

Year 3

Fall

  • CR 506: Financial Management
    (3 cr.)
  • HC 502: Fiscal Issues in Health Systems Management (3 cr.)

Winter

  • HC 503: Legal Aspects of Health Systems Management
    (3 cr.)
  • HC 505: Principles and Strategies for Managed Healthcare (3 cr.)

Spring

  • MG 501: Human Resource Management (3 cr.)
  • CR 510: MBA Capstone in Policy and Strategy (3 cr.)

* Grades earned in these courses will not be computed in the graduate GPA

** Requirements based on gap analysis completed by DNP Director

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