The University of San Francisco: School of Nursing and Health Professions
Nursing student study group at USF 150
Nursing Exec DNP

MS to DNP Completion Curriculum Pattern

MS to DNP Completion Program (MSN, MBA, MeD, MPH, MPA)
Semester 1 Fall  
NURS 701 Applied Data Analysis   3 units
NURS 705 Scholarly Communication 3 units
  Semester Total 6 units
     
Semester 2 Spring  
NURS 711 Evidence-based Practice in Healthcare 3 units
NURS 765 Project and Practice Management 3 units
NURS 790    Practicum I: Micro-systems (as required) 1 - 3 units
NURS 791      Practicum II: Micro-systems 1 - 3 units
  Semester Total 8 - 12 units
     
Semester 3      Summer  
NURS 704 Healthcare Informatics     3 units
NURS 763 Management of Financial Resources 3 units
NURS 762 Financial Resource Management Basics 1 unit
NURS 791 Practicum II: Micro-systems (if NURS 790 in Semester 2) 1 - 3 units
  Semester Total 8 - 10 units
     
Semester 4 Fall  
NURS 702 Epidemiology 3 units
NURS 792 Practicum III: Meso-system 1-3 units
NURS 749 Qualifying Project 1 unit
  Semester Total 5-7 units
     
Semester 5 Spring  
NURS 754 Policy and Ethical Implications for Healthcare Outcomes 3 units
NURS 755 Leadership in Complex Adaptive Systems 3 units
NURS 793 Practicum IV: Macro-system 1 - 3 units
  Semester Total 7 - 9 units
     
Semester 6 Summer  
NURS 794 Practicum V: Synthesis and Complex Organizations 3 units
  Semester Total 3 units
     
Semester 7 Fall  
NURS 789 DNP Project 1 unit
NURS 795 DNP Residency 3 units
  Semester Total 4 units
  TOTAL UNITS 41 -  51 UNITS
     

The DNP Completion curriculum pattern may alter depending upon entry semester.

For course descriptions, see the online catalog.