College of Science and Health > Academics > School of Nursing > Graduate Programs > Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) > Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

Course Requirements

Doctoral Core (38 credit hours)

Course Title Quarter Hours
NSG 522FINANCE AND COSTING IN HEALTH CARE4
NSG 540CULTURE, ETHICS, AND POLICY ANALYSIS4
NSG 550HEALTHCARE ECONOMICS4
NSG 551LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR4
NSG 552PROGRAM EVALUATION4
NSG 554INFORMATICS AND TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS4
NSG 580BIOSTATISTICS & RESEARCH METHODS FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE4
NSG 600EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE RESEARCH4
NSG 601EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE RESEARCH II4
NSG 602DNP PROJECT PRACTICUM2
NSG 603DNP PROJECT CANDIDACY CONTINUATION0

Concentration Requirements

In addition to the Doctoral Core requirements, students must complete the track requirements for their one designated concentration track.

Other Requirements

DNP Project

Students will be required to complete a DNP Project which represents the cumulating work for their DNP program. The project is expected to be a tangible academic product that reflects the student’s educational experiences and should be evaluated by an academic committee. The DNP Project for the DePaul DNP students (NSG 600NSG 601, and NSG 602) will include:

  1. a needs assessment of an aggregate population, APN practice setting, healthcare institution policies, or healthcare delivery models using an Evidence Based Practice approach;
  2. development and implementation of a research project to improve the health of a population, change practice, influence health policy, or revise healthcare delivery models;
  3. evaluation of the program; and
  4. a publishable quality manuscript and a formal oral presentation will be presented to the student's DNP Committee for approval.

A poster representing the DNP Project will be produced by the student for presentation at the Grace Peterson Research Colloquium.

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