- Course Requirements
- Study Progression and Graduation Requirements
- Leaves of Absence
- Evidence-based Translational Research Project
|DNP Requirements||39 units|
GNRS 714Advanced Pathogenesis
GNRS 713Advanced Statistical Analysis
GNRS 715Psychosocial Issues of Older Adults
GNRS 720Wellness Promotion and Health Maintenance
GNRS 716Translational Research
GNRS 717Health Technology and Informatics
GNRS 733AResidency I - A
GNRS 733BResidency I - B
GNRS 733CResidency I - C
GNRS 703Spirituality and Health
GNRS 712Advanced Evaluation Research
GNRS 705Social Ethics and Social Change
GNRS 718Organizational Leadership and Strategic Planning
GNRS 734AResidency II - A
GNRS 734BResidency II - B
GNRS 734CResidency II - C
GNRS 735Transitional Research Project
Study Progression and Graduation Requirements
Progression in the program requires active enrollment status and maintaining a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. Graduation requirements include a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA, completion of the required umber of clinical hours, and successful completion of the evidence-based translational research project and defense of the completed project.
Students may not participate in commencement or have the degree posted to their transcript until the document has been accepted by the library. Any exceptions are by petition only.
Leaves of Absence
Students in good standing and making satisfactory progress toward their degrees who must interrupt their studies for a compelling reason (e.g., illness, study abroad, family conditions, or crises) may petition for a leave of absence for a stated period of time not to exceed two years. Requests for a leave must be in writing and state both the reasons for the leave and the semester in which the student will re-enroll. Leaves of absence must be approved by the director of doctoral studies program and the dean of the School of Nursing in advance of the semester for which the leave is requested.
The petition for return to enrolled status should be filed one full term before the intended date of re-enrollment. If the student went on leave with conditions for re-enrollment, these must be fulfilled before re-enrollment may occur. If a student is on leave for two years, the Doctoral Admissions Committee, as well as the student’s advisor, the doctoral studies chair, and the dean will review her/his re-enrollment petition. Depending upon the amount of time elapsed, the student’s stage of study in the program, and the student’s academic activity during the leave, readmission may be contingent.
Evidence-based Translational Research Project
The evidence-based translational research project (TRP) is the culminating scholarly, clinical inquiry project of students in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program. The TRP represents the translation or application of research evidence into advanced practice nursing. The completion of the TRP lays the groundwork for future scholarship.
The process of conducting a TRP consists of several steps: (a) the identification and selection of an area of interest, (b) the writing of an evidence-based TRP proposal, (c) the selection and formation of a TRP Scholarly Project Committee, (d) submission of the TRP proposal to the Scholarly Project Committee, (e) approval of TRP proposal by the Scholarly Project Committee, (f) submission of TRP for IRB approval, (g) implementation of the TRP, (h) presentation and approval of completed TRP by the Scholarly Project Committee, (i) submission of a hard-bound copy of the completed TRP to the chair of the DNP program, and (j) a completed manuscript on the TRP ready for submission to a peer-reviewed journal.