Curriculum

NDSU offers a program to prepare students for eligibility for certification as a family nurse practitioner. The full-time eight-semester course of study leads to a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree (DNP).

The curriculum is comprised of three components:

  1. Graduate core courses
  2. Practice core courses, and
  3. Specialty curriculum content

A minimum of 1,000 hours clinical practice are required. 

 PDF Sample Course of Study

Core Graduate Courses 
  • NURS 801 Theoretical Perspectives of the Discipline
  • NURS 802 Ethics/Policy
  • NURS 804  Nursing Research/Evidenced Based Practice
  • NURS 806 Health Care Delivery Systems, Financing & Informatics
Practice Core Courses
  • NURS 715 Adv Community Assessment
  • NURS 810 Health Pro/Dis Prevention
  • NURS 812 Advanced Health Assessment
  • NURS 814 Adv Pathophysiology I
  • NURS 816 Adv Pathophysiology II
  • NURS 831 Adv Pharmacology I
  • NURS 832 Adv Pharmacology II
  • NURS 880 Interprofessional Education
  • STAT 725 Applied Statistics
Specialty Curriculum 
  • NURS 812P Assessment Practicum
  • NURS 820 Advanced Practice Roles
  • NURS 830 Clinical Applications
  • NURS 833 Family Primary Care I: Assess & Mgmt
  • NURS 833P Family Primary Care: Residency I
  • NURS 834 Family Primary Care II: Assess & Mgmt
  • NURS 834P Family Primary Care: Residency II
  • NURS 835 Family Primary Care III: Assess & Mgmt
  • NURS 835P Practicum IV: FNP Role Integration
  • NURS 836P Practicum V:  FNP Role Integration
  • NURS 850P Family Primary Care: Specialty Practicum
  • NURS 899S-1 Clinical Dissertation I
  • NURS 899S-2 Clinical Dissertation II
  • NURS 899S-3  Clinical Dissertation III
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