2017-2018 Walden University Student Handbook (March 2018) 
    
    Sep 28, 2020  
2017-2018 Walden University Student Handbook (March 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Field Experience in Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)


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Practicum Course Sequence Prerequisites

NURS 8410 - Best Practices in Nursing Specialties

(didactic—4 cr.; practicum— 1 cr.)

72 hours
NURS 8000, 8110, 8200, 8210

NURS 8400 - Evidence-Based Practice I: Assessment and Design

(didactic—4 cr.; practicum—1 cr.)

72 hours
NURS 8410

NURS 8500 - Evidence-Based Practice II: Planning and Implementation

(practicum—3 cr.)

216 hours
NURS 8400, 8410

NURS 8510 - Evidence-Based Practice III: Implementation, Evaluation, and Dissemination

(practicum—3 cr.)

216 hours
All general courses; NURS 8400, 8410, 8500
TOTAL HOURS - 576  

For students who need additional clinical hours: 

NURS 8600 - DNP Field Experience 

Students may take a the DNP Field Experience course up to five times based on clinical hours attained prior to DNP admission

Application Deadlines

Applying for practicum can be a lengthy process. The Office of Field Experience recommends that you start the process early enough to remedy any problems that may arise before your application is due. Applications are due on the start date of the quarter before you plan to start your practicum. Students must submit one application per practicum course per quarter. Deadlines are firm and late applications are not accepted. 

For more information about practicum policies and procedures, please review the practicum manual and website.  All resources are on the School of Nursing Field Experience website at http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/fieldexperience/son.