The Department of Health and Human Services has funded a $1.2 million proposal to provide a new BSN to DNP Accelerated Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AACNP) with Emergency Specialization program.
Graduates of this program will earn a DNP degree and be eligible to sit for dual certification exams - the FNP and the AACNP exams.
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 Advanced Emergency Nursing (Family NP/Adult-Gerontological Acute Care) Dual Role DNP classes are taught online, all students enrolled in AHN 548 (first 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 for this year's on-campus orientation are August 3-5, 2014.
Curriculum for Advanced Emergency (Family NP / Adult-Geron Acute Care NP) Dual Role
Full-time Students must not be working while completing this program.
Part-time Students may work any number of hours per week.
MSN-DNP Adding Advanced Emergency Dual Role as a New Specialization
Course descriptions are available in the University of South Alabama Undergraduate/Graduate Bulletin.Faculty
For additional information related to the specialty, please contact:
Dr. Robin Lawson
If you have any further questions about the application process, contact the college of nursing at email@example.com or 251-445-9412.
Office of Graduate Studies
USA College of Nursing - HAHN 3086
5721 USA Drive N.
Mobile AL 36688-0002
The DNP program is accredited by the
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
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