Become a Clinical DNP.

Take the next step in your educational journey. Schedule an appointment with our advisors today.

505-272-4223

DNP Clinical Curriculum

Designed to ensure your ultimate goal as a doctorally prepared nurse clinician. Our curriculum ensures that you will be prepared – more than prepared – you will thrive.

Connected From the Start

You will start your journey at UNM with our experienced faculty. Adept in addressing emerging and challenging issues facing nurse clinician/providers and leaders. You will quickly bond with your cohort. That bond will extend to the alumni community as they are an extension of the university and vested in your success.

Our Curriculum

Offers opportunities to critique and apply nursing theory and research as a scientific basis for nursing practice. Courses are sequential, with the curriculum building on content. Upon completion of the curriculum you with finish with 35-38 credits and 1000 practice hours (including variable credit up to 500 hours from your Masters degree) total.

  • NURS 703 Applied Clinical Research in Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
  • NURS 715 Genetics and Genomics for Advanced Practice Nursing (3)
  • NURS 620 Health Care Statistics I (3)
  • NURS 705 The Business and Policy of Practice & Their Influence on U.S. Health Care System (3)
  • *NURS 796 DNP Scholarly Project Seminar (1 project/practice credit and 50 DNP practice hours)
  • NURS 702 Applied Epidemiology in Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
  • NURS 706 Organizational Systems and Quality Management for Advanced Nursing Practice (3 - 2 didactic and 1 practice and 50 practice hours)
  • NURS 797 DNP Scholarly Project (1 project/practice credits and 50 DNP practice hours)
  • NURS 727 Health Care Innovations and Informatics (2 didactic credit, 1 project/practice credits and 50 clinical practice hours)
  • NURS 720 Etiology and Management of Complex Health and Illness in Rural Health (2 didactic credit, 1 project/practice credits and 50 clinical practice hours)
  • NURS 797 DNP Scholarly Project (1 project/practice credits and 50 DNP practice hours)
  • **Elective(s) (3)
  • *NURS 795 Advanced Nursing Practice Residency (1-3 project/practice credits and 50-100 DNP practice hours)
  • NURS 797 DNP Scholarly Project (1 project/practice credits and 50 clinical practice hours)
  • *NURS 795 Advanced Nursing Practice Residency (1-3 project/practice credits and 50-100 DNP practice hours)
    NURS 797 DNP Scholarly Project (1 project/practice credits and 50 clinical practice hours)
  • *Minimum 3 Residency Credits total = 150 Residency Hours completed within 1 or 2 semesters

**As arranged

DNP Scholarly Project

A practice-oriented project. Meeting the needs of a community of interest. The Scholarly Project exemplifies scholarly activity demonstrating leadership and practice excellence; however, it is not considered a dissertation.

Reflect knowledge of population health.

Be evidence-based practice.

Demonstrate inquiry and the integration of the DNP role in a comprehensive health care environment.

Academic Calendars & Register for Classes

Faculty Leading the Nation

A. Christine Delucas, DNP, MPH, NEA-BC, associate professor and director of the doctor of nursing practice program at The University of New Mexico College of Nursing, has been named to the National League for Nursing’s Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA).

DNP Clinical Program

Learn more about our program, what to expect in your education and how we prepare for your career.

Your Questions Answered

DNP Program Contact

Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Director, Clinician Educator, Associate Professor
A. Christine Delucas, DNP, MPH, RN, NEA-BC
College of Nursing
Building 228
Room 232
1 University of New Mexico

Schedule an Appointment with Our Advisors