University of South Alabama College of Nursing    
Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
BSN-DNP and Post-Graduate Certificate to DNP    Nurse and patient

The Department of Health and Human Services has funded a nearly $900,000 proposal to provide a new BSN to DNP Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) program or BSN to DNP Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program (ACPNP).

Graduates of the ACPNP program will earn a DNP degree and be eligible to sit for the PCNB-ACPNP 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 NPAC/DNP classes are taught online, all students enrolled in MCN 558 (first NPAC clinical course) are required to attend a mandatory three (3) day orientation. This orientation is scheduled for Monday, August 11, 2014 through Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Attendance is required and will allow for questions and interaction with course faculty. Various clinical skills workshops will be held during the orientation.     


MSN-DNP for Advanced Nursing Practice Roles

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MSN-DNP Adding New Certification in Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

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


For additional information related to the specialty, please contact:

Associate Professor
Coordinator Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program
USA College of Nursing

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 D09HP14826-01-00 for Online DNP for Neonatal Nurse Practitioner/Acute Care Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner Program for $861,312.00.  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 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
Fax 251-445-9416

The BSN, MSN, and DNP programs at the University of South Alabama College of Nursing are 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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