Ohio University

Post-MSN to DNP

There are also two specializations offered with the DNP program paths: direct patient care as an advanced practice nurse (Family Nurse Practitioner, Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Geri Acute Care Nurse Practitioner), and indirect patient care as a nurse executive/administrator or nurse educator. You are able to complete a program of study for a specialization if you are interested. Many of the students can complete the specializations in just 1-2 additional semesters from the original DNP plan of study.

MSN to DNP Program Flyer (PDF)

Sample Schedule

Year 1 Class Credit Hours
Semester 1 NRSE 7801: Leadership in Systems & Organization (30 clinical hours) 3
  NRSE 7805: Analyzing EBP for APN 3
Semester 2 NRSE 7802: Interprofessional Theories for APN 3
  NRSE 7806: Promoting Quality Healthcare (40 clinical hours) 3
Semester 3 NRSE 7807: Application of EBP for ANP 3
  NRSE 7808: Informatics for APN 2
  NRSE 7809: Epidemiology & Population Health for APN 2


Year 2 Class Credit Hours
Semester 4 NRSE 7803: Health Policy & Advocacy for APN (30 clinical hours) 2
  NRSE 8940: DNP Project I (150 clinical hours) 3
Semester 5 NRSE 7804: Business & Financial Management 3
  Elective -
Semester 6 NRSE 8941: DNP Project II (150 clinical hours) 3
  Elective -


For more information contact:

Ohio University School of Nursing
Graduate Student Advisor