Public Health Administration

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▼   DNP Residency
The program does not require a thesis or dissertation; however, students are required to complete an evidence-based scholarly project that results in a quality improvement change and has a substantial effect on healthcare and patient outcomes. Residency requirements for the scholarly project can be completed in the student’s home region with an approved mentor.
▼   Curriculum

MSN-DNP for Advanced Practice Roles must only complete the DNP core, DNP Project Planning & Development, and Residency courses to complete the DNP degree. This is a total of 36 credit hours. The student has a total of five years to complete the degree requirements.

DNP Core Courses
NU 607 - Scientific Underpinnings of Advanced Nursing Practice 3 credit hours
NU 608 - Evidence-Based Practice and Quality Improvement in Healthcare 3 credit hours
NU 610 - Healthcare Policy and Finance 3 credit hours
NU 613 - Organizational & Systems Leadership 3 credit hours
NU 611 - Translating Evidence Into Practice Systems 3 credit hours
NU 612 - Clinical Prevention and Population Health 3 credit hours
NU 615 - Quality Improvement and Outcomes Assessment 3 credit hours
NU 616 - Data Management & Decision Making in Complex Healthcare Systems 3 credit hours
Public Health Administration DNP Project Planning & Development and Residency
CMN 643 - Public Health Administration PP&D 3 credit hours
CMN 644 - Public Health Admin. Residency I - 180 specialty clinical hours 3 credit hours
CMN 645 - Public Health Admin. Residency II - 180 specialty clinical hours 3 credit hours
CMN 646 - Public Health Admin. Residency III - 180 specialty clinical hours 3 credit hours


Please feel free to contact Dr. Todd Harlan for more information about this specialty: