Program Requirements

Requirements for the D.N.P. degree include successful completion of the courses listed in the curriculum templates below. The progression to graduation is contingent upon satisfactory completion of all courses, practica, a D.N.P. project, and a public presentation to the YSN community. Students must maintain a High Pass average to qualify for the final year. The D.N.P. programs use the same grading system as the rest of YSN’s programs.

Health Care Leadership, Systems, and Policy D.N.P. Program

Plan of Study

Year One

Fall Term
Evidence for Doctor of Nursing Practice
Moving Health Care Forward: Innovation and Implementation
Spring Term
Quality and Safety in Health Care Organizations
D.N.P. Project: Part 1
Summer Term
Uses of Data in Decision-Making
Achieving Population Health Equity

Year Two

Fall Term
Leadership Development
Leadership Development Practicum
D.N.P. Project: Part 2
Spring Term
Health Care Policy, Politics, and Process
Health Care Policy, Politics, and Process Practicum
The Business of Health Care

Year Three

Fall Term
Leadership Immersion Practicum
D.N.P. Project: Evidence-Based Practice Change
Spring Term
Leadership Immersion Practicum
D.N.P. Project: Evidence-Based Practice Change

Clinical D.N.P. Program

Plan of Study

Year One

Fall Term
Evidence for Doctor of Nursing Practice
Moving Health Care Forward: Innovation and Implementation
Clinical D.N.P. Scholarly Project Development
Spring Term
Clinical D.N.P. Practicum I
Quality and Safety in Health Care Organizations
D.N.P. Project: Part 1
Summer Term
Clinical D.N.P. Practicum II
Uses of Data in Decision-Making
Achieving Population Health Equity
D.N.P. Project: Part 2

Year Two

Fall Term
Clinical D.N.P. Practicum III
Health Care Leadership and BSNS
Spring Term
Clinical D.N.P. Practicum IV
Clinical Innovation Seminar
Health Care Policy, Politics, and Process
Health Care Policy, Politics, and Process Practicum