Course Requirements

Doctoral Core (38 credit hours)

Concentration Requirements

In addition to the Doctoral Core requirements, students must complete the track requirements for their one designated concentration track.

Other Requirements

Scholarly Leadership Project

Students will also be required to complete a Scholarly Leadership Project which represents the cumulating work for their DNP program. The project is expected to be a tangible academic product that reflects the student’s educational experiences and should be evaluated by an academic committee.  The Scholarly Leadership Project for the DePaul DNP students (NSG 601 and NSG 602) will include: 1) a needs assessment of an aggregate population, APN practice setting, healthcare institution policies, or healthcare delivery models using an Evidence Based Practice approach; 2) development, and implementation of  a program to improve the health of a population,  change practice, influence health policy, or revise healthcare delivery models; 3) evaluation of the program; and 4) presentation of outcomes and submission of publishable manuscript.​