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.

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

Plan of Study

Year One

Fall Term
Evidence for the 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
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 the Doctor of Nursing Practice
Clinical Inquiry Seminar I
Moving Health Care Forward: Innovation and Implementation
Spring Term
Clinical Inquiry Seminar I
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
Clinical Inquiry Seminar II
Clinical Leadership and Finance
D.N.P. Project: Part 2
Spring Term
Clinical DNP Practicum I
Health Care Policy, Politics, and Process

Year Three 

Fall Term
Clinical DNP Practicum II
Spring Term
Clinical DNP Practicum III
Clinical Inquiry Seminar III