Nursing Practice - Doctor of Nursing Practice

DNP: The Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) at New Mexico State University prepares individuals who can assume advanced nursing practice roles in the focal areas of family practice, family psychiatric/mental health, and adult/geriatric nursing. As a U.S./Mexico border community, DNP coursework is directed towards improving nursing care outcomes for individuals, families, communities and systems along the border. Students are encouraged to engage in those clinical experiences that address border and minority health issues and concerns. Within this context, the NMSU, DNP program emphasizes evidenced-based practice and the translation of research into practice as it relates to improving the care of individuals, families, groups and communities experiencing or at risk for health disparities. In addition to the BSN to DNP, the program includes tracks for post-MSN to DNP preparation for the certified advanced practice nurse and certificate programs in Family/Mental Health and Family Nurse Practitioner for those nurse practitioners seeking additional clinical certification.

Requirements

DNP Students

Core Courses
NURS 507Nursing Research in Evidence-Based Practice3
NURS 511Advanced Pathophysiology for Clinical Nursing3
NURS 512Advanced Clinical Pharmacology3
NURS 515Advanced Health Assessment3
NURS 565Advanced Leadership in Healthcare3-5
NURS 567Nursing Informatics3
NURS 630Issues in Studying Health of Culturally Diverse and Border Populations3
NURS 649Innovations and Health Care Organizations3
NURS 651Applied Nursing Science for the APN3
NURS 652Translational Methods and Evidence-Based Practice3
NURS 685Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing Practice2
NURS 697Professional Roles for Advanced Practice Clinical Nursing3
NURS 698Advanced Clinical Immersion1-20
NURS 506Health Policy for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 530Promoting Health Behavior3
NURS 690Doctoral Nursing Seminar1-3
Total Credits43-66

MSN to DNP

NURS 506Health Policy for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 507Nursing Research in Evidence-Based Practice3
NURS 565Advanced Leadership in Healthcare3-5
NURS 567Nursing Informatics3
NURS 649Innovations and Health Care Organizations3
NURS 651Applied Nursing Science for the APN3
NURS 652Translational Methods and Evidence-Based Practice3
NURS 698Advanced Clinical Immersion1-20
NURS 530Promoting Health Behavior3
NURS 685Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing Practice2
NURS 690Doctoral Nursing Seminar1-3
Total Credits28-51

Concentration: Family Psychiatric/ Mental Health Nurse

Required Courses
NURS 660Family, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing I7
NURS 662Family, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing II7
NURS 664Family, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing III5
NURS 514Psychopharmacology for Advanced Practice3
NURS 678Health Needs of Special Populations4
Total Credits26

Concentration: Adult/ Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

The School of Nursing does not admit to this concentration every year.  Please call the School of Nursing's- Graduate Nursing advisor for more information on these program requirements

Concentration: Public/Community Health Nursing

Required Courses
MPH 530Epidemiological Approaches to Disease Control and Prevention3
MPH 550Environmental Public Health Issues3
NURS 631Population Based Approaches to Health Promotion3
NURS 685Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing Practice2
Total Credits11

Concentration: Family Nurse Practitioner

Required Courses
NURS 671Primary Care I7
NURS 672Primary Care II7
NURS 673Primary Care III5
NURS 676Women's Health3
NURS 678Health Needs of Special Populations4
Total Credits26