Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program

Curriculum Overview for A-GNP and FNP Tracks


Courses for Both A-GNP and FNP Tracks

Transitioning from RN to APRN*

  • NUR 575 Advanced Role Development: BSN to DNP (3credits)            


Advanced Practice* (10 credits)

  • NUR 580 Advanced Clinical Pathophysiology (3 credits)               
  • NUR 585 Advanced Clinical Pharmacology (3 credits)               
  • NUR 595 Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning (4 credits)        


*Pre-requisites for Advance Practice Specialty Courses in Primary Care            


Advanced Practice Specialty Courses in Primary Care** (19 credits)

Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Courses    

  • NUR 601 A-GNP Primary Care Nurse Practitioner I:
    Health Promotion (3 credits)   
  • NUR 602 A-GNP Primary Care Nurse Practitioner I Practicum:
    Health Promotion (3 credits)
  • NUR 603 A-GNP  Primary Care Nurse Practitioner II:
    Adult Healthcare Issues (4 credits)   
  • NUR 604 A-GNP  Primary Care Nurse Practitioner II Practicum:
    Adult Healthcare Issues (3 credits)       
  • NUR 605 A-GNP  Primary Care Nurse Practitioner III:
    Older Adult Healthcare (3 credits)   
  • NUR 606 A-GNP Primary Care Nurse Practitioner III Practicum:
    Older Adult Healthcare Issues (3 credits)


**These courses are designed to be taken sequentially. Students must successfully pass each course before progressing to the next course.

This program of study culminates in DNP Clinical Leadership-related coursework.


Advanced Practice Specialty Courses in Primary Care** (12 credits)

Family Nurse Practitioner Courses   

  • NUR 607: FNP Health Assessment:
    Pediatric Population (2 credits)
  • NUR 608: FNP Health Assessment Practicum:
    Pediatric Population (1 credit)
  • NUR 609:  Family Nurse Practitioner I:
    Pediatric Population Healthcare Issues (3 credits)
  • NUR 610:  Family Nurse Practitioner I Practicum:
    Pediatric Population Healthcare Issues (1 credit)
  • NUR 611:  Family Nurse Practitioner II:
    Women’s Healthcare Issues (3 credits)
  • NUR 612:  Family Nurse Practitioner II Practicum:
    Women’s Healthcare Issues (2 credits)

**These courses are designed to be taken sequentially. Students must successfully pass each course before progressing to the next course.

This program of study culminates in DNP Clinical Leadership-related coursework.

Post Baccalaureate Contact Us


Kelly Burr, M.Ed
Coordinator of Graduate Admissions & Student Services
School of Graduate and Adult Education
540 Upland Avenue
Reading, PA 19611
Phone: 610-796-8296
Fax: 610-796-8367
kelly.burr@alvernia.edu





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