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Graduate Catalog 2018/2019


Nursing (NUR)
with a Concentration in Dual Occupational Health Nursing/Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nursing (NOC)

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Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)
CIP Code: 51.3818
College of Nursing (NR)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 75
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Masters Degree): 30

Contact Information:
College of Nursing
Nursing Department (NUR)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue
Tampa FL  33620

Program Director or Coordinator:
Catherine Gaines-Ling
Phone: 813-974-8054
Email: cgling@health.usf.edu

Website: http://health.usf.edu/nursing/academics/dnp/apply.html


Faculty Search: Nursing Faculty List


Major Information

The Nursing major prepares graduates for advanced independent clinical practice. Nursing practice, as defined by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN [2004]), refers to any nursing intervention that influences health care outcomes for individuals or populations. Objectives for the major are based upon recommendations for essential curriculum elements as identified by the AACN and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF).

D.N.P. Major Goals:
Prepare graduates:

  • for practice at the most advanced level in a focused area of nursing practice
  • to use information systems and technology to optimize the delivery of health care
  • to apply knowledge of the cultural and socioeconomic dimensions of health to prevent disease and promote health for individuals, families, and populations
  • to lead sustainable organizational and health system level changes to improve health care delivery and health outcomes
  • to direct and develop new and innovative strategies to address current and evolving practice issues in an increasingly complex health care environment
  • to critically appraise, synthesize, apply, and translate the knowledge created by researchers and theoretical scholars to improve health care quality and safety
  • to use practice information systems and databases to support and inform decision making, improvement efforts, and the evaluation of health outcomes for individuals, families and populations

Accreditation Information:

Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

Major Priority Deadline

Fall: February 15
Spring: October 15
Summer: ---

Graduate Admission Application Deadlines

MASTER'S AND
EDUCATION SPECIALIST DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

June 1

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

June 1

September 15

February 15

DOCTORATE DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

February 15

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

February 15

September 15

February 15


Admission Requirements

You must comply with general University policies and meet general University Admission requirements in addition to those listed below.

Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements, as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

D.N.P. - All applicants must have the following:

  1. Submission of the following documents:
    1. Three letters of recommendation, indicating potential for graduate study, from persons who can attest to the applicant's academic ability, clinical competence, and commitment. (Optimally, these letters will be from a nursing faculty or clinical supervisor.)
    2. Personal statement of goals
    3. Current resume or curriculum vitae
    4. Sealed official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended
  2. A personal interview with a designated faculty member may also be required.
  3. The equivalent bachelors and/or graduate degrees in nursing from a foreign institution.
  4. Current unencumbered license as a registered nurse and/or advanced practice nurse in the United States upon matriculation. Current license as a registered nurse and/or advanced practice nurse in the state of Florida before the first clinical course
  5. Applicants to the Nursing Major are required to complete both a NursingCAS application and a USF Graduate Studies Application.

B.S. (in Nursing) D.N.P.

  1. A bachelor's degree in nursing from a CCNE or ACEN and regionally accredited institution and satisfying at least one of the following criteria:B average or better in all work attempted while registered as an undergraduate student work for a degree,
    or:
    B average or better in all work attempted while registered as an upper division undergraduate student working for a baccalaureate degree.
  2. Completion of a 3 credit hour or equivalent length undergraduate level statistics course with a grade of B or better.

M.S. (in Nursing) D.N.P.

  • A Master's degree in nursing from a CCNE or ACEN and regionally accredited institution.
  • Minimum 3.00 GPA at the graduate level
  • Licensure as an Advanced Practice Nurse
  • National certification in area of advanced practice

    *It is recommended, but not required, to submit competitive GRE scores.

    Admissions Status: Apply (Direct Receipt)
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    Major Requirements

    Minimum Hours 30 credit hours post masters
    75 credit hours post-bacc

    The post-masters major of 30 hours minimum can be completed in one year by full-time students and two to three years for part-time students. The post-baccaluareate major of 75 hours minimum can be completed in three to four years by full-time students and five or more years for part-time students.

    (MS-DNP) Knowledge Building Core (Required all DNP Students))30 Minimum Credit Hours
    NGR 6673Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing 3
    NGR 7767Practice Management, Quality Improvement, & Patient Safety 3
    NGR 7848Fundamentals of Statistics for Clinicians3
    NGR 7874Informatics and Patient Care Technology3
    NGR 7766Health System Leadership and Interprofessional Practice3
    NGR 7892Health Care Policy & Clinical Prevention for Imprv Pop Health3
    NGR 7974Doctor of Nursing Practice Project4
    NGR 7945Doctor of Nursing Practice Practicum8*
    *D.N.P. students must have a minimum of 1,000 post-baccalaureate supervised clinical hours at the time of graduation. The practicum and project are done over a minimum of two semesters.

    Additional coursework will be determined through individual student evaluation.

    The B.S.-D.N.P. option consists of BS-DNP core courses; the BS-DNP concentration courses; and the DNP Knowledge Building Core courses (minimum 75 credit hours)
    B.S.-D.N.P. Core - 27 minimum credit hours
    NGR 6002CAdvanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan4
    NGR 6152Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology4
    NGR 6733Organizational & Systems Leadership & Quality Improvement for Advanced Practice Nurses3
    NGR 6803Research and Evidence-Based Practice3
    NGR 6064CAdvanced Diagnostics & Procedures3
    NGR 6172Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nurse Practitioners4
    NGR 6638Health Promotion, Clinical Prev, & Pop Health for Adv Nurs3
    NGR 6893Systems & Populations in Healthcare 3

    Concentrations - 31-49 credit hours
    Required to choose one:
    Adult-Gerontology Acute Care (NAG)
    Adult-Gerontology Primary Care (NPG)
    Concurrent Occupational Health/Adult-Gerontology (NOC)
    Concurrent Oncology/Adult-Gerontology Primary Care (NOA)
    Family Health (NFH)
    Pediatric Health (NPH)

    Adult-Gerontology Acute Care (NAG): 21 Credit Hours
    NGR 6210CClinical Management of the Acutely Ill Adult7180 Clinical Hours
    NGR 6211CAcute Care of Adults & Older Adults: Special Topics7 180 Clinical Hours
    NGR 6232CClinical Management of Acute & Critically Ill Ad & Older Ad7180 Clinical Hours

    Adult-Gerontology Primary Care (NPG): 18 Credit Hours
    NGR 6207CHealth Management of Adults and Older Adults I6180 Clinical Hours
    NGR 6244CHealth Management of Adults and Older Adults II6180 Clinical Hours
    NGR 6291CHealth Management of Adults and Older Adults: Special Topics6180 Clinical Hours

    Concurrent Oncology/Adult-Gerontology Primary Care (NOA): 24 Credit Hours
    NGR 6207CHealth Management of Adults and Older Adults I6180 Clinical Hours
    NGR 6244CHealth Management of Adults and Older Adults II6180 Clinical Hours
    NGR 6291CHealth Management of Adults and Older Adults: Special Topics6180 Clinical Hours
    NGR 6220Pathobiology of Neoplasia3
    NGR 6221Oncology Nursing Concepts3

    Concurrent Occupational Health/Adult-Gerontology Primary Care (NOC): 36 Credit Hours
    NGR 6207CHealth Management of Adults and Older Adults I6 180 Clinical Hours
    NGR 6244CHealth Management of Adults and Older Adults II6180 Clinical Hours
    NGR 6291CHealth Management of Adults and Older Adults: Special Topics6 180 Clinical Hours
    NGR 6650Occupational Health Nursing I2
    NGR 6651Occupational Health Nursing II2
    PHC 6360Safety Principles and Practices2
    PHC 6364Industrial Hygiene Aspects of Plant Operations2
    OR
    PHC 6945 Supervised Field Experience1-2
    PHC 6356Industrial Hygiene2
    PHC 6351 Occupational Medicine for Health Professionals3
    PHC 6354Safety and Health Administration2
    PHC 6977 Special Project: MPH3

    Family Health (NFH): 25 Credit Hours
    NGR 6207CHealth Management of Adults and Older Adults I6180 Clinical Hours
    NGR 6244CHealth Management of Adults and Older Adults II6180 Clinical Hours
    NGR 6301CPrimary Care of Children and Adolescents I6180 Clinical Hours
    NGR 6342Primary Care of the Childbearing Family1
    NGR 6342LPrimary Care of the Childbearing Family Practicum1
    NGR 6613CHealth Management of Families: Special Topics5

    Pediatric Health (NPH): 18 Credit Hours
    NGR 6301CPrimary Care of Children and Adolescents I6180 Clinical Hours
    NGR 6302CPrimary Care of Children and Adolescents II6180 Clinical Hours
    NGR 6339CPrimary Care of Children and Adolescents: Special Topics6180 Clinical Hours

    Knowledge Building Core Courses (names): 30 credit hours
    NGR 6673Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing 3
    NGR 7766 Health Systems Leadership and Interprofessional Practice3
    NGR 7767Practice Management, Quality Improvement, and Patient Safety3
    NGR 7848Fundamentals of Statistics for Clinicians3
    NGR 7874Informatics and Patient Care Technology3
    NGR 7892Health Care Policy & Clinical Prevention for Imprv Pop Health3
    NGR 7974Doctor of Nursing Practice Project4 (1-3)
    NGR 7945Doctor of Nursing Practice Practicum8* (1-7)
    *DNP students must have a minimum of 1,000 post-baccalaureate supervised clinical hours at the time of graduation. The practicum and project are done over a minimum of two semesters.


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