The University of San Francisco: School of Nursing and Health Professions
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Nursing Exec DNP

FNP Curriculum

BSN-DNP Clinical Nurse Leader Family Nurse Practitioner Curriculum Pattern
Year 1 Semester 1
Fall
 
NURS 613 CNL Role: Introduction 1 credit
NURS 705 Scholarly Communication 3 credits
NURS 701 Applied Data Analysis 3 credits
  Semester Total 7 credits
     
Year 1 Semester 2
Spring
 
NURS 615 CNL Roles Course: CNL as Educator (online only) 1 credit
NURS 702/MPH 621 Epidemiology 3 credits
NURS 614 Healthcare Systems Leadership (online only) 3 credits
  Semester Total 7 credits
     
Year 1 Semester 3
Summer
 
NURS 762 Financial Management Basics* 1 credit
NURS 763 Management of Financial Resources 3 credits
  Semester Total 4 credits
     
Year 2 Semester 4 Fall  
NURS 623 CNL Role: Team Manager and Leader 1 credit
NURS 754 Policy and Ethical Implications for Healthcare Outcomes 3 credits
NURS 704 Healthcare Informatics 3 credits
  Semester Total 7 credits
     
Year 2 Semester 5 Spring  
NURS 628 CNL Role: Clinical Outcomes Manager 1 credit
NURS 706 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 credits
NURS 707 Applied Drug Therapy 3 credits
  Semester Total 7 credits
     
Year 2 Semester 6 Summer  
NURS 651 CNL Role: Synthesis 2 credits
NURS 653 Internship: Clinical Nurse Leader 2 credits
  Semester Total 4 credits
     
Year 3 Semester 7 Fall  
NURS 736 Advanced Assessment and Differential Diagnosis 3 credits
NURS 735 Advanced Assessment and Differential Diagnosis Practicum 2 credits
NURS 711 Evidence-based Practice in Healthcare 3 credits
NURS 749A Qualifying Project: Manuscript Development 1 credit
  Semester Total 9 credits
 
MSN Awarded / Eligible for CNL Certification
45 credits
     
Year 3 Semester 8 Spring  
NURS 746 Community-based Health Promotion and NP Role Development 3 credits
NURS 745 Community-based Health Promotion and NP Role Development Practicum 3 credits
NURS 765 Project and Practice Management 3 credits
NURS 749B Qualifying Project: Prospectus Development 1 credit
  Semester Total 10 credits
     
Year 3 Semester 9 Summer  
NURS 753 Management of Common and Acute Health Problems 3 credits
NURS 752 Management of Common and Acute Health Problems Practicum 3 credits
NURS 756 Nursing Leadership Within Current and Future Healthcare Delivery Systems 3 credits
  Semester Total 9 credits
     
Year 4 Semester 10 Fall  
NURS 776 Management of Chronic Health Problems 3 credits
NURS 775 Management of Chronic Health Problems Practicum 3 credits
NURS 795 DNP Residency 3 credits
  Semester Total 9 credits
     
Year 4 Semester 11 Spring  
NURS 782 Management of Complex Health Problems and Preparation for Professional Practice 3 credits
NURS 785 Management of Complex Health Problems Practicum 3 credits
NURS 789 DNP Project 1 credit
  Semester Total 7 credits
  TOTAL CREDITS 80 CREDITS

* Must be completed in the first summer session

For course descriptions, see the online catalog.

DNP Clinical Hours
  • NURS 615: CNL Roles Course: CNL as Educator (60)
  • NURS 623: CNL Role: Team Manager and Leader (60)
  • NURS 628: CNL Role: Clinical Outcomes Manager (60)
  • NURS 653: Internship Clinical Nurse Leader (220)
  • NURS 735: Advanced Assessment and Differential Diagnosis Clinical (90)
  • NURS 745: Community-based Health Promotion and FNP Role Development practicum (135)
  • NURS 752: Management of Common and Acute Health Problems Practicum (135)
  • NURS 775: Management of Chronic Health Problems Practicum (135)
  • NURS 785: Management of Complex Health Problems Practicum (135)
  • NURS 795: DNP Residency (135)
  • NURS 789: DNP Project (45)
Total: 1,210 Clinical Hours