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The post-master’s D.N.P. program at TU provides advanced practice nurses (CRNAs, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, and Certified Nurse Midwives) with the opportunity to advance their education and knowledge in translational research, while advancing evidence based practice in their clinical setting. The program is supported by local faculty that are focused on students’ success and the community.
The post-master’s D.N.P. completion track builds on previous academic work and clinical experience. Students will complete core D.N.P. research, theory courses, and D.N.P. project building courses. Students will complete 500 clinical practice hours in the implementation and completion of the D.N.P. project. This requirement adheres to the consensus model of the Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice published by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
Program Option Learning Outcomes
In addition to instruction to meet the Student Learning Outcomes, graduates of the Post-Masters to D.N.P. program option are provided sufficient didactic and clinical instruction to meet the requirements for the Doctorate degree as set forth by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) in The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice (2006, AACN). Students demonstrate completion of prior academic and career milestones via faculty verified Gap Analysis. The curriculum prepares them to meet the AACN Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing with competencies in Scientific Underpinnings for Practice, Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Improvement, Clinical Scholarship and Analytical Methods for Evidence Based Practice, Healthcare Information Systems, Health Care Policy and Advocacy, Interprofessional Collaboration, Clinical Prevention and Population Health, and Advanced Nursing Practice.
The course load each semester is 4 to 9 credit hours. Students are considered part-time after completion of the first semester in which 9 credits are taken.