Oct 16, 2019  
Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Doctor of Nursing Practice


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The DNP program is designed for students with a master’s degree in nursing seeking a terminal degree in nursing practice. Often student’s desire a second professional advanced practice emphasis to enhance their practice options.  The DNP provides an option for addition of a new area of emphasis.  All students will choose one primary area of emphasis for their DNP program.

DNP students must meet DNP competencies and have foundational graduate and practice core or equivalent courses. Generally graduate and practice core has been completed at the master’s level and credits from SAU or other accredited institutions may be used to fulfill these requirements if they were completed with a grade of B or better. When these courses have not previously been taken or are not recent enough (generally within five to ten years), they may be taken at SAU as part of the student program and are not pre-requisite to admission. Prerequisite courses are not counted as part of the curriculum for which students have to complete 75% at SAU. These general and practice core classes may be counted as electives in the student’s DNP program.

 

Courses for the Doctor of Nursing Practice


Emphasis in Acute Care - Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner


Successful completion of the program satisfies eligibility requirements for certification examination.

Emphasis in Acute Care Specialization


Must hold certification as Acute Care NP to enroll

Emphasis in Lifestyle Medicine


Emphasis in Nurse Educator


Emphasis in Primary Care - Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner


Successful completion of the program satisfies eligibility requirements for certification examination.

Emphasis in Primary Care - Family Nurse Practitioner


Successful completion of the program satisfies eligibility requirements for certification examination.

Emphasis in Primary Care - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner


Successful completion of the program satisfies eligibility requirements for certification examination.

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