University of South Alabama College of Nursing
 
Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
BSN-DNP and Post Master's DNP
with Cardiovascular Subspecialty
Nurse and patient
 

The Department of Health and Human Services has funded a $991,000 proposal for a post-baccalaureate Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Doctorate of Nursing Practice program with Cardiovascular Specialization.

Graduates of this program will earn a DNP degree and be eligible to sit for the ACNP exam.

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing has set a 2015 date for full implementation of the DNP as the entry level for advanced practice.

 

Requirements for Admission:

The requirements for admission to the DNP program are located on the DNP Home Page and in the University of South Alabama Undergraduate/Graduate Bulletin.

   

Curriculum

 

BSN-DNP
Fall Entry
Adult-Geron Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with Cardiovascular Subspecialty – 9 Semester Schedule
Adult-Geron Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with Cardiovascular Subspecialty – 12 Semester Schedule
Spring Entry
Adult-Geron Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with Cardiovascular Subspecialty – 8 Semester Schedule
Adult-Geron Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with Cardiovascular Subspecialty – 11 Semester Schedule

Post Master’s
Fall Entry
Adult-Geron Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with Cardiovascular Subspecialty – 9 Semester Schedule
Adult-Geron Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with Cardiovascular Subspecialty – 12 Semester Schedule
Spring Entry
Adult-Geron Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with Cardiovascular Subspecialty – 8 Semester Schedule
Adult-Geron Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with Cardiovascular Subspecialty – 11 Semester Schedule

Post Master’s – (for students who are already are Acute Care NP)
Fall Entry
Traditional DNP with Cardiovascular Subspecialty – 6 Semester Schedule
Traditional DNP with Cardiovascular Subspecialty – 9 Semester Schedule
Traditional DNP with Cardiovascular Subspecialty – 12 Semester Schedule
Spring Entry
Traditional DNP with Cardiovascular Subspecialty – 5 Semester Schedule

• Traditional DNP with Cardiovascular Subspecialty – 8 Semester Schedule
Traditional DNP with Cardiovascular Subspecialty – 11 Semester Schedule



Course descriptions are available in the University of South Alabama Undergraduate/Graduate Bulletin.

 

Faculty

For additional information related to the specialty, please contact:

Dr. Kandy Smith
Phone: 251-445-9452
Email: KSmith@southalabama.edu

 

This project is supported in part by funds from the Division of Nursing (DN), Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under grant number D09HP09083-01-00 for DNP: Acute Care NP with Cardiovascular Specialization to Address Disparities for $991,938.00.  The information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by the Division of Nursing, BHPr, DHHS or the U.S. Government.

 

For Additional Information

DNP Essentials

If you have any further questions about the application process, contact the college of nursing at condnp@southalabama.edu or 251-445-9412.

Office of Graduate Studies
USA College of Nursing - HAHN 3086
5721 USA Drive N.
Mobile AL 36688-0002
(251) 445-9400
Email: condnp@southalabama.edu
Fax 251-445-9416

The DNP program is accredited by the

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530

Washington, DC 20036

(202) 887-6791.

 
 

University of South Alabama - Mobile Alabama 36688-0002 (251) 445-9400
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http://www.southalabama.edu/nursing/acutecardio.html
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