Your program of study consists of core DNP program requirements plus courses recommended by your advisor or supervisory committee based on your interests.
- Developing Your Program of Study
- Guidelines for Approval of the Program of Study
- Program of Study Forms
- Course Descriptions for Past Nursing and Related Fields Courses
- Beginning the first quarter of your doctoral program, you should maintain an ongoing program of study listing the courses you are taking and plan to take.
- Once your Supervisory Committee has been appointed, you will work with your committee to finalize the program of study to include any future coursework.
- The program of study is then submitted to your supervisory committee for formal review and approval.
- Your supervisory committee uses the School of Nursing Guidelines for Program of Study Approval to review your program of study.
- After your supervisory committee approves your program of study, you must submit a signed hard copy and electronic copy to Student and Academic Services for your student file.
The Supervisory Committee evaluates the proposed program of study using the following guidelines:
- Does the coursework support the student's goals and interests?
- Are the courses logically consistent for the described program of study?
- To what extent does the program provide a) depth of study as well as preparation beyond the single capstone project planned, and b) role development as a Doctor of Nursing Practice?
- Are all program and track requirements met? Does the program of study comply with all University rules and regulations?
- Is it feasible to implement and complete the program of study in a timely manner?
- If courses are proposed that were taken at another University or for another program of study (e.g. master's), do they represent adequate content? Is the content appropriately current?