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Dual Post-Masters Public Health Certificate and Doctor of Nursing Practice

This dual option provides students the opportunity to earn a Doctor of Nursing Practice and Post-Masters Public Health Certificate simultaneously. The Doctor of Nursing Practice and Post-Masters Public Health Certificate combined option provides a solid academic and practical foundation for master’s prepared nurses interested in a career as a public health specialist.

 

Public Health Certificate

The Public Health Certificate is designed for nurses interested in leading public health initiatives and improving population health outcomes.

 

For more information regarding the Post-Masters Public Health Certificate Program please refer to: https://www.wilmu.edu/health/nursing-leadership-certificate.aspx

Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program is designed for nurses who hold a master’s degree in nursing or a related field and offers an educational pathway to earn the highest clinically focused doctoral degree in nursing. Upon completion of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, students will possess forward thinking clinical and systems leadership skills to promote the application of evidence-based practice to address the nation’s increasingly complex healthcare needs.

 

For more information regarding the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, please refer to: https://www.wilmu.edu/health/dnp.aspx

Program Information 

Admission, progression, and graduation requirements are a coordinated effort within the College of Health Professions graduate and doctoral programs. The combined Doctor of Nursing Practice program and Post-Masters Public Health Certificate is 39 credits and 500 experiential engagement hours for students enrolled in the Advanced Practice DNP Concentration. Students enrolled in the Leadership DNP Concentration will complete 57 credits and 1,000 experiential engagement hours. Students will be dual advised by the MSN Leadership Program Chair and DNP Program Chair.

 

Admission Requirements

Students must meet admission requirements for both the Post-Masters Public Health Certificate as well as the Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

 

In addition, this program requires two applications, one to the Post-Masters Public Health Certificate program and one to the Doctor of Nursing Practice program.


Advanced Practice DNP Concentration, (39 Credits, 13 Courses)

DNP Core Classes

DNP 7000 Bioethics for Advanced Nursing Practice

DNP 7101 Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing Practice

DNP 7103 Population Health (20 Experiential Engagement hours)

DNP 7104 Politics and Policy in the Healthcare System

DNP 7105 Healthcare Economics and the Business of Practice

DNP 7106 Healthcare Informatics

DNP 7107 Applied Evidence-Based Practice

DNP 7108 QI and Systems Thinking in Healthcare (35 Experiential Engagement hours)

DNP Project Courses

DNP 8000 Doctor of Nursing Practice Project I (145 Experiential Engagement hours)

DNP 8001 Doctor of Nursing Practice Project II (150 Experiential Engagement hours)

DNP 8002 Doctor of Nursing Practice Project III (150 Experiential Engagement hours)

Public Health Certificate Courses

MSN 6615 Public Health Essentials

MSN 8900 Nurse Leadership Portfolio (Taken Last)


Leadership DNP Concentration, (57 Credits, 19 Courses)

DNP Core Classes

DNP 7000 Bioethics for Advanced Nursing Practice

DNP 7101 Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing Practice

DNP 7103 Population Health (20 Experiential Engagement hours)

DNP 7104 Politics and Policy in the Healthcare System

DNP 7105 Healthcare Economics and the Business of Practice

DNP 7106 Healthcare Informatics

DNP 7107 Applied Evidence-Based Practice

DNP 7108 QI and Systems Thinking in Healthcare (35 Experiential Engagement hours)

DNP Project Courses

DNP 8000 Doctor of Nursing Practice Project I (145 Experiential Engagement hours)

DNP 8001 Doctor of Nursing Practice Project II (150 Experiential Engagement hours)

DNP 8002 Doctor of Nursing Practice Project III (150 Experiential Engagement hours)

Experiential Engagement Courses

DNP 9001 Doctor of Nursing Practice Experiential Engagement I (125 Experiential Engagement hours)

DNP 9002 Doctor of Nursing Practice Experiential Engagement II (125 Experiential Engagement hours)

DNP 9003 Doctor of Nursing Practice Experiential Engagement III (125 Experiential Engagement hours)

DNP 9004 Doctor of Nursing Practice Experiential Engagement IV (125 Experiential Engagement hours)

Public Health Certificate Courses

MSN 6609 Advanced Concepts in Pathophysiology and Pharmacology (Includes 20 Clinical Hours - Clinical Clearance Must be Completed Prior to Start of Course)

MSN 6610 Advanced Physical Assessment for Nurse Leaders (Includes 25 Clinical Hours - Clinical Clearance Must be Completed Prior to Start of Course)

MSN 6615 Public Health Essentials

MSN 8900 Nurse Leadership Portfolio (Taken Last)



This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2021-2022 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2021 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.