A Unique Approach to Learning
The DNP curriculum listed below is intended for Post-Master's DNP students.
The France Payne Bolton School of Nursing has a unique approach to "distance" learning. Most classes are held in an Intensive Format, meeting for a specified number of days with additional meetings held online. For example, a 3-credit course will meet for 5-6 days. Two courses are held online across the semester. Intensive sessions are given three times a year (January, May, and August) for at least two weeks. Papers and projects are due in the semester following the intensive session. NUND 619 (proposal development) and 620 (scholarly project) are arranged with the advisor and NUND 611 is arranged with the advisor and preceptor/s.
- Check The Intensive Course Schedule
- Download the Post-Master's DNP Curriculum Plan
- View the Transfer of Credit/Course Waiver Policy for the DNP Program
- Take advantage of the CWRU Writing Resources
DNP Leadership Elective Sequences
Most DNP students at the post-master's level are already practicing in roles as advanced practice nurses, administrators, or educators. Once admitted to the program, you will choose one of three elective sequences, Educational Leadership, Practice Leadership or Executive Leadership
Educational Leadership Elective Sequence
The Educational Leadership elective sequence prepares doctoral level nurses to influence practice through education in clinical and academic settings. These electives include concepts and research related to learning theory, curriculum development, instructional strategies, evaluation, and testing.
Practice Leadership Elective Sequence
The Practice Leadership elective sequence includes core content and models of leadership for nursing and healthcare. Students learn the skills of business planning for program development, implementation, and evaluation.
Executive Leadership Elective Sequence
The system chief nurse executive role is primarily accountable for systemwide leadership. The role of the system chief nurse executive (CNE) is a subspecialty of nursing leadership and requires its own set of skills and competencies. These abilities, knowledge and behaviors are acquired through experience and education. FPB's nationally ranked and innovative Doctor of Nursing Practice program is proud to offer an executive leadership track designed to develop nurse leaders who aspire to the role of System CNE. The Executive Leadership Track requires an additional interview.
Executive Leadership Post-Doc Program
The system chief nurse executive role is primarily accountable for systemwide leadership. The role of the system chief nurse executive (CNE) is a subspecialty of nursing leadership and requires its own set of skills and competencies. These abilities, knowledge and behaviors are acquired through experience and education. The attached flyer describes an innovative DNP Post-Doctoral program designed to further develop nurse leaders who aspire to the role of System CNE.
System Chief Nurse Executive Post-Doc Brochure
Courses in the DNP Program
|Course ID||Course Title||Credits|
|NUND 450||Applied Statistics||3|
|NUND 504||Nursing Theory||3|
|NUND 506||Leadership in Organizations & Systems||3|
|NUND 508||Health Policy Development & Implementation||3|
|NUND 540||Practice Focused Inquiry I||3|
|NUND 541||Practice Focused Inquiry II||3|
|NUND 610||Translating Evidence into Nursing Practice||3|
|NUND 611||Practicum (Guidelines)||2|
|NUND 619||Proposal Development (Guidelines)||2|
|NUND 620||Scholarly Project (Guidelines)||3|
|Educational Leadership Sequence|
|NUND 509||Curriculum and Instruction||3|
|NUND 609||Theoretical Foundations of Testing & Evaluation||2|
|Practice Leadership Sequence|
|NUND 507||Management for Advance Practice||3|
|NUND 607||Advanced Leadership & Management||2|
|Executive Leadership Sequence|
|NUND 512||Advanced Leadership Management in Health Care Organizations||3|
|NUND 612||Transformational Leadership in Executive Nursing Practice||2|
Combined PhD/DNP Program
Students may apply for the Combined PhD/DNP Program. See detailed information on the Dual Doctorate PhD/DNP website.