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

Dual Women's Health/Nurse-Midwifery Curriculum

The postbaccalaureate doctor of nursing practice (DNP) dual women's health/nurse midwifery practitioner student receives advanced preparation in the assessment and management of women's health issues. The dual women's health/nurse-midwifery practitioner provides primary and reproductive care to women across the life span. In addition, the nurse-midwife provides holistic health care through the labor and birth process as well as in the postpartum period to essentially healthy women and their newborns. The dual program emphasizes a wellness paradigm and implements a scientific, evidence-based rationale for practice within diverse care delivery settings. Graduates from the women's health/nurse-midwifery dual program are awarded a D.N.P. degree and are prepared for full-scope practice as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner and a Certified Nurse-Midwife.

Curriculum: Course load is 82 credits with 855 precepted practicum hours.

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 6040 - Determinants of Health (3)
  • NURS 6780 - Health Care 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 6930 - Information Technology for Evidence-Based Practice (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 ad 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)
  • NMID 6406 - Nurse-Midwifery Theory 4: Intrapartum and Postpartum (3)
  • NMID 6407 - Nurse-Midwifery Theory 5: Management of the Neonate and Breastfeeding (2)
  • NMID 6408 - Nurse-Midwifery Theory Practicum 6: Intrapartum, Postpartum, and Neonatal Care (5) (225 clinical hours)
  • WHNM 6507 - Integrated Women's Health/Nurse-Midwifery Theory and Practicum 7 (6) (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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