BSN to DNP Curriculum
Students who choose the Nurse Executive role specialization will complete 64 credit hours to earn the DNP degree as well as a total of 1,000 practicum hours.
Students who choose the Family Nurse Practitioner role specialty will complete 71 credit hours as well as a total of 1,035 practicum hours to earn the DNP degree.
MSN to DNP Curriculum
Students with an MSN degree from another accredited university may need to complete a total of 42 to 52 credits to earn their DNP degree and 540-1,000 total practicum hours. By request, MSN transcripts can be evaluated for potential transfer of credits minimizing the number of credits required to complete this degree. The number of practicum hours required will be determined by the number of practicum hours completed in the MSN program.
USAHS MSN graduates in nurse educator or nurse executive role specialities will only need to complete an additional 30 total credits to earn their DNP degree and USAHS MSN DNP FNP graduates will only need to complete an additional 22 credit hours since they will have completed 18 hours of core courses in their MSN program. These core courses are required in both our MSN and DNP programs and were designed to meet the MSN and DNP essential competencies.
♦ Course requires practicum hours.
▀ Course offers optional immersion.