Colorado Christian University
DNP Curriculum

DNP Curriculum

Curriculum & Program Requirements for DNP at CCU

The DNP program at CCU is an online program available to any post-master’s students who live in certain states. The eight DNP essentials provided by the AACN, along with the foundational concepts and mission of Colorado Christian University’s School of Nursing and Health Professions have served as the framework for the development of the DNP student learning outcomes. This program is online and is appropriate for any MSN-prepared nurse seeking a terminal clinical degree, including, but not limited to: Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs), nurse administrators, and nurse educators.

In an effort to develop both advanced nursing knowledge of students and the opportunity to gain wisdom from a biblical worldview, the DNP program curriculum works to represent the intersection of the profession of nursing with the values of truth and grace.

The online DNP program at CCU requires 10 courses in order to graduate.


Graduation Requirements for DNP Students

The faculty recommends students in the Doctor of Nursing Practice as candidates for graduation when they have completed the following requirements:

  • Have a total of 30 credits post-MSN with a letter grade of C or better for any course and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on the University’s 4.0 grade scale in all CCU course work.
  • Have a total of 1,025 clinical hours post-BSN.
  • Successfully complete all required DNP courses, 525 clinical/Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) project hours, successfully defend the final EBP project, and be in good standing to graduate.
  • Maintain current RN licensure in the state of residency.
  • Formal and timely application for graduation by the date specified by the University Registrar.
  • No outstanding financial obligations to the University.
  • Meet University resident requirements.

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