Dual Role (Family NP/Adult-Gerontological Acute Care NP) BSN-DNP and Post-Graduate Certificate to DNP
Students who apply to and are accepted into this track must complete all course work for both nurse practitioner specialties prior to being awarded the dual degree; a separate degree is not awarded for each specialty. Students who desire only the FNP specialty must apply to and be accepted into the regular FNP track. Likewise, students who desire only the AGACNP specialty must apply to and be accepted into the regular AGACNP track. Students entering the Dual Role (FNP/AGACNP) track must have at least one year of recent (within the past five years) direct patient care experience in the Emergency Department (ED) or the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Specialty areas such as the Cath lab, GI lab, Radiology, OR, Recovery Room etc. do not qualify.
All students in the Dual Role (Family NP/Adult-Geron Acute Care NP) specialty are required to attend two* mandatory on-campus Clinical Skills Intensives (CSI) in the summer before each component of the Dual Role Program.
Each clinical skills intensive provides hands-on instruction for common advanced practice assessments and procedures pertinent to the specialty clinicals starting that fall. Instruction is provided by the USA Simulation Program.
Students must sign-up to attend one session for each phase (Family Phase 1 and Acute Phase 2) and can select preferred dates on a first come, first serve basis. Simulation will contact students with information via JagMail on how to sign-up three months prior to the scheduled dates.
Please note the dates are for Clinical Skills Intensives only. The track coordinator may provide orientation dates, which are separate from CSI and Simulation.
BSN-DNP students complete all support, MSN core, MSN specialty, DNP Core, DNP Project Planning & Development and Residency courses for a total of 81 credit hours. Both MSN and DNP degrees must be completed within seven years. The MSN portion must be completed within the first five years of the program.
MSN-DNP students adding a new specialty must complete the support courses if they have not previously completed the courses in their MSN program. They must complete the specialty courses and support courses, if needed, to complete the Post-Graduate Certificate. The DNP core, DNP Project Planning & Development, and Residency courses are required for completion of the DNP degree. This program is a total of 72 or 81 credit hours, if support courses are needed. The Post-Graduate Certificate must be completed within two calendar years. The student has seven years to complete both the Post-Graduate Certificate and DNP degree for this program.
MSN-DNP for Advanced Practice Roles must only complete the DNP core, DNP Project Planning & Development, and Residency courses to complete the DNP degree. This is a total of 36 credit hours. The student has a total of five years to complete the degree requirements.
|NU 518 - Advanced Nursing Assessment 3 credit hours|
|NU 545 - Physio-pathological Basis of Advanced Nursing 3 credit hours|
|NU 578 - Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses 3 credit hours|
|Dual Role (Family NP/Adult-Geron Acute Care NP) Specialty Courses|
|AHN 538 - Health Promotion/Disease Prevention & Issues for Dual Role 2 credit hours|
|AHN 548 - Family Primary Care NP I 4 credit hours|
|AHN 549 - Family Primary Care NP Practicum I - 240 Clinical Hours 4 credit hours|
|AHN 550 - Family Primary Care NP II 4 credit hours|
|AHN 551 - Family Primary Care NP Practicum II- 300 Clinical Hours 5 credit hours|
|AHN 552 - Adult-Geron Acute Care NP I 4 credit hours|
|AHN 553 - Adult-Geron Acute Care NP Practicum I - 240 Clinical Hours 4 credit hours|
|AHN 554 - Adult-Geron Acute Care NP II 4 credit hours|
|AHN 555 - Adult-Geron Acute Care NP Practicum II - 300 Clinical Hours 5 credit hours|
|DNP Core Courses|
|NU 607 - Scientific Underpinnings of Advanced Nursing Practice 3 credit hours|
|NU 608 - Evidence-Based Practice and Quality Improvement in Healthcare 3 credit hours|
|NU 610 - Healthcare Policy and Finance 3 credit hours|
|NU 613 - Organizational & Systems Leadership 3 credit hours|
|NU 611 - Translating Evidence Into Practice Systems 3 credit hours|
|NU 612 - Clinical Prevention and Population Health 3 credit hours|
|NU 615 - Quality Improvement and Outcomes Assessment 3 credit hours|
|NU 616 - Data Management & Decision Making in Complex Healthcare Systems 3 credit hours|
|Dual Role (Family NP/Adult-Geron Acute Care NP) DNP Project Planning & Development and Residency|
|Adult-Geron Acute Care NP (DR)|
|AHN 670 - Adult-Geron Acute Care NP (DR) Project Planning & Development 3 credit hours|
|AHN 671 - Adult-Geron Acute Care NP (DR) Residency I - 180 specialty clinical hours 3 credit hours|
|AHN 672 - Adult-Geron Acute Care NP (DR) Residency II - 180 specialty clinical hours 3 credit hours|
|AHN 673 - Adult-Geron Acute Care NP (DR) Residency III - 180 specialty clinical hours 3 credit hours|
|Family NP (DR)|
|AHN 680 - Family NP (DR) Project Planning & Development 3 credit hours|
|AHN 681 - Family NP (DR) Residency I - 180 specialty clinical hours 3 credit hours|
|AHN 682 - Family NP (DR) Residency II - 180 specialty clinical hours 3 credit hours|
|AHN 683 - Family NP (DR) Residency III - 180 specialty clinical hours 3 credit hours|
The University of South Alabama Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program provides the skills necessary for a rewarding career. Graduates are eligible and prepared to complete the appropriate national certification exam and apply for licensure to practice as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). It is the graduate’s responsibility to ensure the program meets the requirements to practice in their selected state or U.S. territory.
Please feel free to contact Dr. Misty Guy for more information about this specialty: firstname.lastname@example.org.