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Planning Sequence of Courses for the DNP

B.S. to DNP Students

If you’re pursuing a DNP after earning your B.S. degree, you will be required to complete the Family Nurse Practitioner advanced role coursework. After completing the advanced role component, B.S. to DNP students may enroll in the DNP Leadership Component courses. Please note that clinical internship rotations in NURS 653, 663 and 673 must be completed with a preceptor in Illinois.

M.S. to DNP Students

If you’re pursuing a DNP after earning your M.S. degree, you will need to complete the DNP Leadership Component courses. The coursework is divided between core leadership courses and Scholarly Project courses plus an elective course. You can complete these 35 credits full-time or part-time.

Education Model

The DNP Education Model is designed to prepare students for specialized nursing practice in either academic or clinical settings. It leverages and emphasizes a wide range of knowledge and skills within the advanced nursing field.