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CONTACT:
School of Adult and Graduate Education
Blaney Hall 105
sage@cedarcrest.edu
610-740-3770

Graduate Nursing Programs

Sharon Melincavage
Director of the Nurse Administrator,
Nurse Educator and Nurse Practitioner Programs
smmelinc@cedarcrest.edu
Ext 3342

Stephanie B. Woodruff
Director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program
stephanie.woodruff@cedarcrest.edu
Ext. 4485

Nursing Students

BSN-DNP Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program is a practice-focused doctoral program in nursing that awards both the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree and the terminal professional degree of Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) upon graduation.  The DNP prepares expert nurse clinicians and executive leaders for the highest level of practice to improve health outcomes for individuals and populations.  Graduates will be employed in primary care settings, hospitals and other acute care settings, public health agencies, and schools of nursing. Graduates are eligible for national certification.

Year 1

Fall Semester
MSN 510 Conceptual & Theoretical Foundations for Nursing (3 credits; 7 weeks)
MSN 512 Research for Evidence-based Nursing Practice (3 credits; 7 weeks)

Spring Semester
MSN 516 Issues and Trends Relevant to Nursing (3 credits; 7 weeks)
MSN 550 Physiology and Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing Across the Lifespan (3 credits; 14 weeks)

Summer Semester
MSN 551 Advanced Health and Physical Assessment Across the Lifespan(3 credits [2 credits didactic, 1 credit online lab (56 clock hours)]; 14 weeks)
MSN 520 Vulnerable Populations: Nursing Perspectives (3 credits; 7 weeks)

Year 2

Fall Semester
MSN 514 Informatics & Technology in Nursing (3 credits; 7 weeks)
MSN 552 Pharmacological Principles of Clinical Therapeutics Across the Lifespan  (3 credits; 14 weeks)

Spring Semester
MSN 609  Advanced Health Assessment & Clinical Reasoning for the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (3 credits [2 credits didactic, 1 credit clinical (56 clock hours)];14 weeks)

Summer Session
MSN 610 Adult Gerontology Diagnosis & Management of Chronic & Acute Illnesses I (3 credits; 12 weeks)
MSN 611 Clinical Practicum Adult Gerontology Diagnosis & Management of Chronic & Acute Illnesses I (3 credits [168 clock hours]; 12 weeks)

Year 3

Fall Semester
MSN 612 Adult Gerontology Diagnosis & Management of Chronic & Acute Illnesses II (3 credits; 14 weeks)
MSN 613 Clinical Practicum Adult Gerontology Diagnosis & Management of Chronic & Acute Illnesses II (4 credits [224 clock hours]; 14 weeks)

Spring Semester
MSN 614 Adult Gerontology Traumatic Injury & Emergency Illness Diagnosis & Management (1 credit; 14 weeks)
MSN 615 Clinical Residency (5 credits [280 clock hours]; 14 weeks)

Year 4

Fall Semester
DNP 801 Methods for Scholarly Inquiry (3 credits; 14 weeks)
DNP 802 Biostatistics for Evidence-based Practice (3 credits; 14 weeks)

Spring Semester
DNP 803 Theories of Leadership & Organization (3 credits; 14 weeks)
DNP 804 Health Policy, Economics & Finance (3 credits; 14 weeks)

Year 5

Fall Semester
DNP 805 Foundation for Transformation: Translating Evidence into Practice (3 credits; 14 weeks)
DNP 806 Evaluation Methods for Safety & Quality Improvement (3 credits; 14 weeks)

Spring Semester
DNP 850 DNP Project I (4 credits [1 didactic credit, 3 practicum credits]; 14 weeks)

Year 6

Fall Semester
DNP 851 DNP Project II (4 credits [1 didactic credit, 3 practicum credits]; 14 weeks)

Spring Semester
DNP 852 DNP Project III(2 credits; 14 weeks)

Summer Semester (if needed)
DNP 853 DNP Project IV(1 credit; 12 weeks)

 

 

 

 


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