Care of Populations Track

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For post-master's students without a background as an APRN, the 33-credit care of populations track provides educational preparation for executive leadership positions or community-focused care. Students can complete the program in two years. Electives in nursing education can prepare graduates for teaching in academia or the clinical environment.

In addition to the DNP core classes, a select group of classes explore health care systems, organizational dynamics and population-focused inquiry. Electives allow for a focus on educational leadership among other topics. Practice and field experience of 500 hours are related to the student's interests to enhance learning. 

The track combines online and on-campus courses.


Fall Semester, First Year
Course Title Credits
NUR 516 Health Policy & Organizational Systems 3
NUR 602DE Principles of Ethical Theory in Nursing 1
NUR 620 Advanced Principles of Population-Based Health Care 3
HM 600 Foundations of Health Care Management (Option 1) 3
NUR 500 Biostatistics  1
Total 8 or 11


Spring Semester, First Year
Course Title Credits
NUR 514 Epidemiology & Evidence Based Practice 3
NUR 622 Special Topics in Advanced Practice Nursing 3
OL 601 Foundations of Organizational Leadership (Option 2) 3
Total 6 or 9


Course Title Credits
NUR 623DE Population Health Fellowship 1
NUR 605DE Clinical Practice Immersion (can be taken anytime) 1
Total 2


Fall Semester, Second Year
Course Title Credits
NUR 610* Clinical Scholarship & Inquiry in Nursing 3
NUR 610DE Portfolio Synthesis Seminar I 1
Elective 3
Total 7


Spring Semester, Second Year
Course Title Credits
NUR 612* Leadership & Collaboration for Change in Health Care 3
NUR 612DE Portfolio Synthesis Seminar II 1
NUR 700 An Interprofessional Approach to Caring for the Underserved with Multiple Chronic Conditions 3
Total 7

Total Credits: 33
*This course will be held on campus. 

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