Nursing Practice (Population Health Leadership) - Doctor of Nursing Practice (Online)

The DNP is a doctoral degree for nurses at the highest level of nursing practice. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has proposed that the DNP degree will be the level of entry for all advanced practice nurses by 2020. Practice-focused doctoral nursing programs prepare leaders for the highest level of practice and is the terminal practice degree. The Population Health Leadership concentration is a post-MSN to DNP track for master's prepared nurses who wish to earn the terminal clinical degree in nursing. APRN's and non-APRN's can apply.

For application information, visit the School of Nursing website or contact the Nursing Graduate Advisor for more information about application and admission requirements at (575) 646-7770.  

Prefix Title Credits
NURS 567Nursing Informatics3
NURS 603Introduction to Population Health1
NURS 612Healthcare Policy and Ethics3
NURS 622Clinical Data Management and Analysis2
NURS 642Strategic and Financial Planning for Population Health Programs3
NURS 648Interdisciplinary Leadership and Role Development for Practice Excellence3
NURS 649Innovations and Health Care Organizations3
NURS 651Quality Improvement in Healthcare3
NURS 653Evidence-Based Practice for Nurse Practitioners3
NURS 657Population Health and the Environment3
NURS 679Introduction to the DNP Project1
NURS 685Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing Practice2
NURS 686DNP Project I1
NURS 687DNP Project II1
NURS 688DNP Project III1
NURS 689DNP Project Practicum (Repeated 2 semesters for a total of 3-9 credits)3-9
Total Credits36-42

 New Mexico State University is a full member of the National Council of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements consortium (SARA). Students will need to check the NMSU SARA website before application to determine if NMSU has a reciprocity agreement with their home state before application is made. 

The DNP is a doctoral degree for nurses at the highest level of nursing practice. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has proposed that the DNP degree will be the level of entry for all advanced practice nurses by 2020. Practice-focused doctoral nursing programs prepare leaders for the highest level of practice and is the terminal practice degree. The Population Health Leadership concentration is a post-MSN to DNP track for master's prepared nurses who wish to earn the terminal clinical degree in nursing. APRN's and non-APRN's can apply.

For application information, visit the School of Nursing website or contact the Nursing Graduate Advisor for more information about application and admission requirements at (575) 646-7770.  

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
NURS 603 Introduction to Population Health 1
NURS 622 Clinical Data Management and Analysis 2
NURS 651 Quality Improvement in Healthcare 3
NURS 679 Introduction to the DNP Project 1
 Credits7
Spring
NURS 653 Evidence-Based Practice for Nurse Practitioners 3
NURS 685 Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing Practice 2
NURS 689 DNP Project Practicum NURS 689 is repeated each semester for no more than 9 credits 1-3
 Credits6-8
Summer
NURS 567 Nursing Informatics 3
NURS 642 Strategic and Financial Planning for Population Health Programs 3
NURS 686 DNP Project I 1
NURS 689 DNP Project Practicum 1-3
 Credits8-10
Second Year
Fall
NURS 648 Interdisciplinary Leadership and Role Development for Practice Excellence 3
NURS 649 Innovations and Health Care Organizations 3
NURS 687 DNP Project II 1
NURS 689 DNP Project Practicum 1-3
 Credits8-10
Spring
NURS 612 Healthcare Policy and Ethics 3
NURS 657 Population Health and the Environment 3
NURS 688 DNP Project III 1
 Credits7
 Total Credits36-42

New Mexico State University is a full member of the National Council of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements consortium (SARA). Students will need to check the NMSU SARA website before application to determine if NMSU has a reciprocity agreement with their home state before application is made.