For advanced practice nurses who already have a master's degree, the D.N.P. Completion Program combines an appealing format with specially targeted content to provide the perfect extension of knowledge and abilities. The coursework moves students to the next level of their careers, incorporating a broader knowledge of health care in today's complex market.
The D.N.P. Completion Program can be completed in two and a half years (seven semesters) taking one or two courses per semester. Courses include an intensive one-week
(five-day) classroom session per semester, with other course requirements completed online. Fall and spring courses follow a 15-week format, while summer courses
follow a 10-week format. Hotel and meals for the five-day classroom sessions are included in the price of tuition.
Each student must complete a five-credit capstone course in the final semester, in which he/she must demonstrate clinical competence and conduct a field project
under the supervision of an on-site preceptor and an RMU faculty advisor. The project will be selected based on the student's chosen evidence-based practice area
of interest. Course requirements include an oral presentation and a ready-for-journal-submission scholarly article.