Family Nurse Practitioner (DNP)
The Family Nurse Practitioner track of the DNP program is designed to prepare graduates to conduct advanced health assessments and histories, develop evidence-based treatment plans for acute and chronic disease management across the lifespan, manage overall patient care across the lifespan, and provide leadership in advanced nursing practice.
This program is 72 credit hours.
|GNUR 404||Theories & Concepts for Advanced Clinical Practice||3|
|GNUR 405||Introductory Statistics for Healthcare Professionals||3|
|GNUR 407||Social Justice and Ethics in Health Care||3|
|GNUR 408||Research for Advanced Clinical Practice||3|
|GNUR 420||Leadership and Roles in Advanced Nursing Practice||3|
|GNUR 521||Population-Focused Health||3|
|GNUR 523||Health Care Policy and Economics||3|
|GNUR 545||Evidence Translation for Advanced Clinical Practice||3|
|GNUR 570||DNP Scholarly Project: Planning||1|
|GNUR 571||DNP Scholarly Project: Proposal and Pre-Implementation||2|
|GNUR 572||DNP Scholarly Project: Project Implementation||2|
|GNUR 573||DNP Scholarly Project: Analysis and Dissemination||1|
|Role (NP) Courses|
|GNUR 413||Advanced Pharmacology||3|
|GNUR 425||Advanced Health Assessment Across the LifeSpan||4|
|GNUR 442||Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology||3|
|GNUR 476||Basic Diagnostics for Advanced Practice||2|
|Population (Family) Courses|
|GNUR 526||Management of Common Adult Health Problems||4|
|GNUR 528||Management of Complex Adult Health Problems||4|
|GNUR 529||Family-Focused Health Promotion and Disease Prevention||3|
|MCN 401||Child/Family Health||3|
|MSN 433||Suturing and Acute Wound Management||1|
|GNUR 517||APN Practicum: Primary Health Care||1-6|
|MCN 516||Pediatric Primary Care NP Practicum||3|
All DNP students are required to complete practicums that focus on acquiring the advanced skills and knowledge to meet FNP competencies. Faculty design all clinical rotations and secure placements for students. Loyola maintains academic-practice partnerships throughout the Chicago metropolitan area with a focus on working with and in underserved communities.
An RN license and a minimum of 2,000 hours of recent RN clinical practice experience is required before beginning the first practicum.
Graduate & Professional Standards and Regulations
Students in graduate and professional programs can find their Academic Policies in Graduate and Professional Academic Standards and Regulations under their school. Any additional University Policies supercede school policies.
The goal of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is to prepare nurses to assume advanced roles in direct care and systems leadership domains at the highest level of nursing to improve health care outcomes through practice-based scholarship.
At the completion of the DNP program, the graduate has the knowledge and skills to:
- Apply integrated scientific, knowledge and clinical judgements at the highest level of professional nursing practice.
- Evaluate health care delivery approaches and healthcare systems, with an emphasis on quality and safety.
- Apply best evidence in approaches to client and system-centered practices.
- Apply analytic approaches and information technology in the delivery and improvement of client-centered health care and health care systems.
- Employ ethics, leadership, and advocacy concepts to advance healthcare quality and equity for individuals, systems and populations.
- Implement intraprofessional and interprofessional leadership and collaboration competencies and methods, at the highest level of professional nursing practice in advancing health and health outcomes.