The Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) Program reserves the right to alter its curriculum however and whenever it deems appropriate. This Catalog does not establish a contractual relationship between Midwestern University and students.

Students on the Nurse Executive track may take additional residency hours in DRNPG 1508, DRNPG 1602, and/or DRNPG 1603 to reach the minimum of 1000 post-bachelor’s practicum/residency hours required for graduation. The following courses will be waived for students who have completed one of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs at Midwestern University: DRNPG 1500 and DRNPG 1501.

Total Credits:  56-62*


First Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required: 36-38
Fall Quarter
DRNPG 1501 Organizational Leadership Credits: 4
DRNPG 1502 The Scientific Underpinnings of the Advanced Nursing Profession Credits: 4
DRNPG 1504 Health Science Statistics Credits: 3
Total 11
Winter Quarter
DRNPG 1503 Information Systems and the Transformation of Health Care Credits: 4
DRNPG 1505 Economics and Health Care Policy Credits: 4
Total 8
Spring Quarter
DRNPG 1500 Quality Improvement Initiatives and Evidence-Based Practice Credits: 4
DRNPG 1506 Project Planning and Development (Specialty Focus) Credits: 4
Total 8
Summer Quarter 9-11
DRNPG 1507 Preventative Care Initiatives and Interprofessional Collaboration Credits: 4
DRNPG 1508 Specialty Focus Practicum and Quality Improvement in Interdisciplinary Healthcare Credits: 5-7
Total 9-11

Second Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required: 20-24
Fall Quarter
DRNPG 1600 Data Synthesis and Decision Making Credits: 4
DRNPG 1602 Specialty Focus Practicum and Quality Improvement in Interdisciplinary Healthcare (200 hours) Credits: 5-7
Total 9-11
Winter Quarter 11-13
DRNPG 1601 Program Evaluation and Quality Improvement Outcomes Credits: 4
DRNPG 1603 Specialty Focus Practicum and Quality Improvement in Interdisciplinary Healthcare Credits: 5-7
DRNPG 1604 Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) Project Credits: 2
Total 11-13

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