Doctoral Programs

BS-DNP Dual Occupational Health/Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Concentration

An Occupational Health/Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner is a Registered Nurse with a graduate degree in nursing prepared to provide patient-centered, quality care to the adult and older adult population, including the frail elderly, across the wellness-illness continuum with a focus in Occupational Health (National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, 2010; American Board for Occupational Health Nurses, Inc., 2012). Students who complete the program will be poised to provide primary care and to manage occupational related injuries and illnesses in a variety of acute and ambulatory care settings. Graduate preparation at the doctoral level prepares students to exercise advanced levels of clinical judgment, systems thinking, and responsibility and accountability in planning, implementing, and evaluating evidence-based strategies to improve individual patient and population health outcomes.

Graduates are prepared to sit for national certification as Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners by the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. They will also be eligible to sit for the Certified Occupational Health Nurse or the Certified Occupational Health Nurse – Specialist certification exams offered by the American Board of Occupational Health Nurses

BS-DNP Dual Occupational Health/Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Concentration Curriculum

Course Number Concentration Specific Course Requirements Credits Clock Hours
NGR 6002C Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan 4
NGR 6064C Advanced Diagnostics & Procedures 3
NGR 6152 Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology 4
NGR 6172 Pharmacology for Advance Nurse Practitioners 4
NGR 6638 Health Promotion, Clinical Prevention, & Pop Health for Advanced Nursing 3
NGR 6673 Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing 3
NGR 6733 Organization & System Leadership & Quality Improvement for Advanced Practice Nursing 3
NGR 6803 Research and Evidence-Based Practice 3
NGR 6893 Systems & Populations in Healthcare 3
NGR 7766 Health Systems Leadership and Interprofessional Practice 3
NGR 7767 Practice Management, Quality Improvement, and Patient Safety 3
NGR 7848 Fundamentals of Statistics for Clinicians 3
NGR 7874 Informatics and Patient Care Technology 3
NGR 7892 Health Care Policy & Clinical Prevention for Imprv Pop Health 3
NGR 7945 Doctor of Nursing Practice Practicum 8* 500
NGR 7974 Doctor of Nursing Practice Project 4
NGR 6207C Health Management of Adults and Older Adults I 6 180
NGR 6244C Health Management of Adults and Older Adults II 6 180
NGR 6291C Health Management of Adults and Older Adults: Special Topics 6 180
NGR 6650 Occupational Health Nursing I 2
NGR 6651 Occupational Health Nursing II 2
PHC 6351 Occupational Medicine 3
PHC 6356 Industrial Hygiene 2
PHC 6360 Safety Principles and Practices 2
PHC 6364 Plant Operations Interdisciplinary Field Experience 2
PHC 6977 Special Project 3
Total Minimum Credits Required 91 1040

*Additional credits required for some residencies