University of South Alabama College of Nursing
 
Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
BSN-DNP and Post-Graduate Certificate to DNP
Nurse and patient
 

The Department of Health and Human Services has funded an $862,730 proposal for a post-baccalaureate Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Doctorate of Nursing Practice program with Palliative Care Specialization.

Graduates of this program will earn a DNP degree and be eligible to sit for the Adult Nurse Practitioner exam and the NBCHPN Hospice and Palliative Advanced Practice Nurse certification 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.

 

While NAGP/DNP classes are taught online, all students enrolled in AHN 589 (first NAGP clinical course), are required to attend a mandatory three (3) day orientation. Attendance is required and will allow for questions and interaction with course faculty. Various clinical skills workshops will be held during the orientation. The dates are August 10-12, 2014 from 8am to 5pm.

 

Curriculum

BSN-DNP
Fall Entry
Adult-Gerontological Primary Care NP - BSN-DNP Track - 9 Semester Schedule
Adult-Gerontological Primary Care NP - BSN-DNP Track - 12 Semester Schedule

Spring Entry
Adult-Gerontological Primary Care NP - BSN-DNP Track - 8 Semester Schedule
Adult-Gerontological Primary Care NP - BSN-DNP Track - 11 Semester Schedule

Post-Graduate Certificate to DNP
Fall Entry
Adult-Gerontological Primary Care NP - Post Graduate-DNP - 9 Semester Schedule
Adult-Gerontological Primary Care NP - Post Graduate-DNP - 12 Semester Schedule

Spring Entry
Adult-Gerontological Primary Care NP - Post Graduate-DNP - 8 Semester Schedule
Adult-Gerontological Primary Care NP - Post Graduate-DNP - 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. Joyce McCullers Varner
Phone: 251-445-9455
Email: JVarner@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 D09HP18987-01-00 for DNP: Adult-Geron Primary Care NP with Palliative Care Specialty to Address Disparities for $862,730.00. 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@usouthal.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@usouthal.edu
FAX: (251) 445-9416

 

The entry level baccalaureate program is approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing
and the BSN and MSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 520
Washington, D.C. 20036-1120
Telephone 202-887-6791

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/adultgeronppalliative.html
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