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

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.

While AGACNP/DNP classes are taught online, all students enrolled in AHN 568 (first NAGA clinical course), are required to attend a mandatory three (3) day orientation. Various clinical skills workshops will be held during the orientation.

Please plan to attend the mandatory 3 day on-campus intensive if you are beginning the clinical component Fall of 2014. The dates are August 6-8 from 8-5pm. We looking forward to seeing you!!


MSN-DNP for Advanced Nursing Practice Roles

Fall Entry

Spring Entry

MSN-DNP Adding New Certification in Adult-Geron Acute Care NP

Fall Entry

Spring Entry


Fall Entry

Spring Entry

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


For additional information related to the specialty, please contact:

Dr. Charlene Myers
Phone: 251-445-9447


For Additional Information

DNP Essentials

If you have 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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