- Course Requirements
- Study Progression and Graduation Requirements
- Leaves of Absence
- Clinical 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 733Residency I
GNRS 703Spirituality and Health
GNRS 712Advanced Evaluation Research
GNRS 705Social Ethics and Social Change
GNRS 718Organizational Leadership and Strategic Planning
GNRS 734Residency II
GNRS 735Clinical 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, successful completion of the preliminary and qualifying exams, and completion of original dissertation research.
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.
Clinical Research Project
The DNP requires a rigorous clinical research project, focusing on translating scientific research to health care in a timely manner so that patients experience the best applications of science and practice. The DNP clinical research capstone project is a scholarly experience that implements the principles of evidence-based practice and translation under the guidance of a faculty mentor. The project will serve as a foundation for future scholarly practice.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:
- Use analytic methods to critically appraise existing research, clinical practice guidelines and other types of evidence.
- Utilize relevant findings to develop best practice protocols.
- Evaluate the feasibility, effectiveness, and efficiency of implementing best practices in diverse settings.
- Apply relevant theories and methodologies to design a clinical project that will change practice.