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 5120Nursing Informatics3
NURS 6110Introduction to Population Health1
NURS 6120Quality Improvement in Healthcare for Nurse Practitioners3
NURS 6125Evidence-Based Practice for Nurse Practitioners3
NURS 6130Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing Practice2
NURS 6135Interdisciplinary Leadership and Role Development for Practice Excellence3
NURS 6250Healthcare Policy and Ethics3
NURS 6255Innovations and Health Care Organizations3
NURS 6260Population Health and the Environment3
NURS 6265Strategic and Financial Planning for Population Health Programs3
NURS 6270Clinical Data Management and Analysis2
NURS 6305Introduction to the DNP Project1
NURS 6307DNP Project Practicum (May be repeated 2 semesters for a total of 2-9 credits)2-9
NURS 6310DNP Project I1
NURS 6320DNP Project II1
NURS 6330DNP Project III1
Total Credits35-42

 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 6110 Introduction to Population Health 1
NURS 6270 Clinical Data Management and Analysis 2
NURS 6120 Quality Improvement in Healthcare for Nurse Practitioners 3
NURS 6305 Introduction to the DNP Project 1
 Credits7
Spring
NURS 6125 Evidence-Based Practice for Nurse Practitioners 3
NURS 6130 Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing Practice 2
NURS 6307 DNP Project Practicum 1 1-3
 Credits6-8
Summer
NURS 5120 Nursing Informatics 1 3
NURS 6265 Strategic and Financial Planning for Population Health Programs 3
NURS 6310 DNP Project I 1
NURS 6307 DNP Project Practicum 1-3
 Credits8-10
Second Year
Fall
NURS 6135 Interdisciplinary Leadership and Role Development for Practice Excellence 3
NURS 6255 Innovations and Health Care Organizations 3
NURS 6320 DNP Project II 1
NURS 6307 DNP Project Practicum 1-3
 Credits8-10
Spring
NURS 6250 Healthcare Policy and Ethics 3
NURS 6260 Population Health and the Environment 3
NURS 6330 DNP Project III 1
 Credits7
 Total Credits36-42
1

NURS 6307 DNP Project Practicum can be repeated each semester for no more than 9 credits

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.