College of Nursing

Post-Master's to D.N.P.

The Post-Master's to Doctor of Nursing Practice program at The University of Toledo is designed to elevate master’s-prepared nurses to the highest level of clinical practice.

The 100% online D.N.P. curriculum includes theoretical and clinical courses to prepare students to lead and develop innovative healthcare delivery in a variety of settings.

Are you an M.S.N.-prepared nurse who wants to practice as an NP?

View track options and plan of study

Are you an M.S.N.-prepared nurse who aspires to advance into organizational leadership?

View Nurse Executive track and plan of study

Are you an M.S.N.-prepared advanced practice nurse who aspires to advance into clinical practice leadership? View M.S.N. To D.N.P. track and plan of study


 Post-Master's To D.N.P. NP Track

The M.S.N. To D.N.P. NP Track Option is for the master's-prepared nurse who desires to complete the D.N.P. and become an advanced practice nurse.

  • Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner Track Sample Plan Of Study

Semester I – Fall

INDI 8000 – Intro to Biostatistical Methods (3)
NURS 7050 – Information & Technology in Nursing & Health Care Systems (3)
NURS 7400 – Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice (2)

Semester II – Spring

NURS 7060 – Population Health (3)
NURS 7680 – Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology (3)
NURS 7910 – Advanced Research for Evidence Based Nursing Practice (3)

Semester III – Fall

NURS 7011 – Implementation Science for Evidence Based Practice (3)
NURS 7530 – Public Policy & Health Care (3)
NURS 7690 – Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics (3)

Semester IV – Spring

NURS 7170 – Advanced Health Assessment for the DNP (4)
NURS 7240 – Quality, Safety & Advocacy Strategies (3)
NURS 7200 – Transformational & Systems Leadership for the DNP (3)

Semester V – Summer

NURS XXXX – Clinical I (6-8) (180 clinical hours)

Semester VI – Fall

NURS YYYY – Clinical II (6-7) (180 clinical hours)

Semester VII – Spring

NURS ZZZZ – Clinical III (6-9) (180 - 270 clinical hours)

Semester VIII – Fall

NURS 8010 – DNP Project 1 – Proposal (5) (180 clinical hours)

Semester IX – Spring

NURS 8020 – DNP Project 2 – Implementation (5) (180 clinical hours)

Semester X – Fall

NURS 8030 – DNP Project 3 – Evaluation & Dissemination (5) (180 clinical hours)

Total Credits: 69 – 74


POST-MASTER'S To D.N.P. Nurse Executive

The M.S.N. To D.N.P. Nurse Executive Track is designed to take the master's-prepared nurse to the highest level of nursing leadership in order to meet the increasing complexities and challenges of the nation's healthcare environment.

  • Nurse Executive *NEW*

Nurse Executive Track Sample Plan Of Study

Prerequisites include: Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Pharmacology, Advanced Health Assessment

Semester I – Fall

INDI 8000 – Intro to Biostatistical Methods (3)
NURS 7050 – Information & Technology in Nursing & Health Care Systems (3)
NURS 7400 – Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice (2)

Semester II – Spring

NURS 7060 – Population Health (3)
NURS 7910 – Advanced Research for Evidence Based Nursing Practice (3)

Semester III – Fall

NURS 7011 – Implementation Science for Evidence Based Practice (3)
NURS 7530 – Public Policy & Health Care (3)

Semester IV – Spring

NURS 7240 – Quality, Safety & Advocacy Strategies (3)
NURS 7200 – Transformational & Systems Leadership for the DNP (3)

Semester V – Fall

NURS 8010 – DNP Project 1 – Proposal (5) (180 clinical hours)

Semester VI – Spring

NURS 8020 – DNP Project 2 – Implementation (5) (180 clinical hours)

Semester VII – Fall

NURS 8030 – DNP Project 3 - Evaluation & Dissemination (5) (180 clinical hours)

Semester VIII – Spring

NURS 8210 – Management & Leadership Skills for the DNP Nurse Executive (6) (135 clinical hours)

Semester IX – Fall

NURS 8220 – Business Skills for the DNP Nurse Executive (6) (135 clinical hours)

Semester X – Spring

NURS 8230 – Entrepreneurship Seminar for the DNP Nurse Executive (6) (225 clinical hours)

Total Credits: 59


POST-MASTER'S To D.N.P. Clinical Practice Leadership

The M.S.N. To D.N.P. Track is designed to take the master's-prepared advanced practice nurses to the highest level of clinical practice.

  • M.S.N. To D.N.P.

M.S.N. To D.N.P. Track Sample Plan Of Study

Prerequisites include: Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Pharmacology, Advanced Health Assessment

Semester I – Fall

INDI 8000 – Intro to Biostatistical Methods (3)
NURS 7050 – Information & Technology in Nursing & Health Care Systems (3)
NURS 7400 – Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice (2)

Semester II – Spring

NURS 7060 – Population Health (3)
NURS 7910 – Advanced Research for Evidence Based Nursing Practice (3)

Semester III – Fall

NURS 7011 – Implementation Science for Evidence Based Practice (3)
NURS 7530 – Public Policy & Health Care (3)

Semester IV – Spring

NURS 7240 – Quality, Safety & Advocacy Strategies (3)
NURS 7200 – Transformational & Systems Leadership for the DNP (3)

Semester V – Fall

NURS 8010 – DNP Project 1 – Proposal (5) (180 clinical hours)

Semester VI – Spring

NURS 8020 – DNP Project 2 – Implementation (5) (180 clinical hours)

Semester VII – Fall

NURS 8030 – DNP Project 3 - Evaluation & Dissemination (5) (180 clinical hours)

Total Credits: 41

Accreditation

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at The University of Toledo is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Questions?

Kathleen MitchellContact Kathleen Mitchell, D.N.P., APRN-CNS
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
admitnurse@utoledo.edu

Last Updated: 1/11/22