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DNP NEOL Curriculum

Delivering doctoral education to nurse leaders and executives. Our curriculum ensures that you will be prepared – more than prepared – you will lead.

Connected From the Start.

You will start your journey at UNM with our experienced faculty. Adept in addressing emerging and challenging issues facing nurse executives 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 scholarship as a scientific basis for nursing leadership. Courses are sequential, with the curriculum building on content.

  • NURS 703 Applied Clinical Research in Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
  • NURS 725 Principles of Advanced Nursing Management (3 credits - 2 didactic, 1 practice and 50 practice hours)
  • 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 practice credit and 50 practice hours)
  • NURS 702 Applied Epidemiology in Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
  • NURS 706 Organizational Systems and Quality Management for Advanced Nursing Practice (3 credits - 2 didactic, 1 practice and 50 practice hours )
  • *NURS 797 DNP Scholarly Project (2 practice credits and 50 practice hours)
  • NURS 727 Health Care Innovations and Informatics (3 credits - 2 didactic, 1 practice and 50 practice hours)
  • Elective: NURS 724 Professional Concepts and Issues for Advanced Nursing Practice (3 credits, 1 didactic, 2 practice and 100 practice hours)
  • *NURS 797 DNP Scholarly Project (1 practice credit and 50 practice hours)
  • NURS 726 Leading Organizational Change (3 credits – 2 didactic, 1 practice and 50 practice hours)
  • *NURS 795 Advanced Nursing Practice Residency (1-2 credits and 50-100 practice hours)
  • *NURS 797 DNP Scholarly Project (1 credit and 50 practice hours)
  • *NURS 797 DNP Scholarly Project (2-3 credits and 100-150 practice hours)
  • *NURS 795 Advanced Nursing Practice Residency (1-2 credits – 50-100 practice hours)

*N795 Residency is a minimum of two credit hours. N797 DNP Capstone (Scholarly) Project is a minimum of five hours. Additional hours for both are based upon student needs and Program Director approval.

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. Well worth it to influence and lead the most urgent needs in health care.

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. It must

Reflect knowledge of population health

Be evidence-based practice

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

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Support for Your Education

The majority of our students received some form of financial aid – scholarship, grant, loan, work study or teaching assistant position.

We also offer more than $270,000 in UNM College of Nursing scholarships. Individual scholarship amounts range from $200-$4,000 annually.

Admissions, Tuition & Financial Aid

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).

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Learn more about our program, what to expect in your education and how we prepare you for doors to open in 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

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