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Plan of Study

SEMESTER 1
NURS 7000 Theoretical and Philosophical.……….3 s.h.
NURS 7001 Nursing Informatics ……......3 s.h.
 
SEMESTER 2
NURS 7005 Applied Statistics for Evidence – Based Practice…….3 s.h.
NURS 7006 Evidenced- Based Practice /Translational Research… 3 s.h.
 
SEMESTER 3
NURS 7017 Healthcare Policy & Advocacy in Healthcare  …..3 s.h.
NURS 7012 Translational Research Project Development….……..3 s.h.
 
SEMESTER 4
NURS 7016 Leadership of Complex Systems & Organizations……...3 s.h.
NURS 7011 Population Health Epidemiology & Data Analysis………..…3 s.h.
 
SEMESTER 5
NURS 7022 Ethical Issues in Advanced Nursing Practice..…….…....3 s.h.
NURS 7023 Translational Research Project Implementation. ..3 s.h.
 
SEMESTER 6
NURS 7032 Translational Research Project Evaluation ..……3 s.h.
 
Elective: Please select one from these two:
NURS 7027 Theoretical Foundations of Knowledge Development in Nursing Education………….…3 s.h.
NURS 7028 Transforming Healthcare Performance through Information Technology....3 s.h.
 
KING 7990 Comprehensive Assessment…0 s.h.
 
Total……………………………………36 s.h.
 
Residency courses (may be taken to complete additional practicum hours if needed; must be approved by faculty advisor prior to enrollment)
NURS 7007 Clinical Experiential Learning Hours…1-3 s.h.
NURS 7018 Clinical Experiential Learning Hours ...1-3 s.h.

Graduate Courses and Prerequisites

The transcripts from the student’s previous graduate program should indicate study relevant to nursing theory, nursing research, healthcare informatics, and social, cultural and political perspectives on healthcare and delivery systems. Equivalent master’s level courses will be evaluated to determine if additional course work should be required to support DNP practice. For example, a post masters certificate in nursing education may be required if the DNP student chooses to seek a faculty position in Tennessee.

All students who seek admission to King University and who wish to hold APRN status in Tennessee must have graduated from a nationally accredited (ACEN or CCNE) school of nursing and completed courses in Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Pharmacology (for prescribers) and, Advanced Health Assessment; APRNs must hold certification from a nationally accredited organization in their specialty area of practice.

A graduate level statistics course completed within five years prior to program matriculation is highly encouraged, but is not an admission requirement.

A comprehensive assessment is required for the completion of this program.

The demonstration of final competency at the DNP level is embodied in the culminating translational research project. The translation research project is an in-depth and integrative experience that results in a practice-related project implementation and a written project paper that exemplifies how evidence can be used to change or improve practice or outcomes for patients, families, populations, and/or healthcare systems. Guided by faculty, and with assistance from an expert preceptor, the student will negotiate to implement an evidence-based change/improvement project within the practice setting or organization, and systematically measure the results of that work.