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  School of Nursing 2021-2023 Postbaccalaureate Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) Programs Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Curriculum  

Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Curriculum


The postbaccalaureate doctor of nursing practice (DNP) women's health nurse practitioner program is 72 credits with 630 precepted practicum hours. 

Graduates will be eligible to sit for certification through the National Certification Corporation as a women's health nurse practitioner and to practice as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner in the State of New Jersey with prescriptive authority.

The following are the required courses for this program:

Core Courses

  • NURS 5104 - Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
  • NURS 5105 - Advanced Clinical Pharmacology (3)
  • ADHA 5107 - Advanced Health Assessment (3)

D.N.P. Core Courses

  • NURS 6010 - Clinical Scholarship (2)
  • NURS 6060 - Clinical Inquiry for Evidence-Based Practice (3)
  • NURS 6930 - Information Technology for Evidence-Based Practice (3)
  • NURS 6040 - Determinants of Health (3)
  • NURS 6780 - Healthcare Economics and Business Practices for Advanced Practice Nurses (3)
  • NURS 6880 - Leadership for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (3)
  • NURS 6980 - Epidemiology and Population Health (3)
  • NURS 6033 - Quality and Safety for Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
  • NURS 6020 - Management and Analysis of Health Data for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (3)
  • NURS 6940 - Evidence Translation and Implementation Science (3)
  • NURS 6030 - D.N.P. Project Planning and Proposal Development (3)
  • NURS 6031 - D.N.P. Project Implementation (2)
  • NURS 6032 - D.N.P. Project Evaluation and Dissemination (2)

Specialty Courses

  • WHNM 6109 - Mental Health, Intimate Partner Violence, and Addictive Behaviors in Women (3)  
  • WHNM 6207 - Women's Health/Nurse-Midwifery Theory 1: Gynecological Care (3)
  • WHNM 6208 - Women's Health/Nurse-Midwifery Practicum 1: Gynecological Care (3) (135 clinical hours)
  • WHNM 6307 - Women's Health/Nurse-Midwifery Theory 2: Childbearing (3)
  • WHNM 6308 - Women's Health/Nurse-Midwifery Practicum 2: Childbearing (3) (135 clinical hours)
  • WHNM 6107 - Women's Health/Nurse-Midwifery Theory 3: Primary Care of Women (3)
  • WHNM 6108 - Women's Health/Nurse-Midwifery Practicum 3: Primary Care of Women (3) (135 clinical hours)
  • WHNP 6507 - Women's Health Theory 4: Integration of Role (3)
  • WHNP 6507 - Women's Health Practicum 4: Integration of Role (3) (225 clinical hours)

In addition to the successful completion of the above course requirements, all DNP students must meet all the DNP project requirements set forth by the program.

A student who does not complete their DNP project during the project-related courses will be registered for a 1-credit project continuation course in subsequent semesters until the project is complete.

The minimum number of combined clinical practicum and DNP project experience hours is 1000. Students, however, may be required to complete more than 1000 hours to meet minimum competency requirements for graduation and certification (when applicable).

     
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