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Graduate Catalog 2016/2017


Nursing (NUR)
with a Concentration in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nursing (NPG)

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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:
Brian Graves
Phone: 813-974-8054
Email: bgraves1@health.usf.edu

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


Faculty Search: Nursing Faculty List


Program Information

The D.N.P. program is a practice-focused doctorate that provides an additional option for obtaining a terminal degree in the discipline. Advanced practice includes allnursing intervention that influences health care outcomes, including the direct care of patients, and management of care for individuals and populations

D.N.P. Program Goals:

  • Prepare leaders to implement and evaluate evidenced based practice.
  • Create an environment that enhances the use of translational research to solve practice problems and improve health outcomes.
  • Ensure excellence in the dissemination of findings from evidence-based practice at the national and international levels.
  • Promote critical analyses of health policy and related issues from the perspective of the consumer, nursing, and key stakeholders.
  • Ensure advanced levels of clinical judgment, systems thinking, and accountability in the implementation and evaluation of evidenced based care to diverse individuals and populations.
  • Develop leaders to integrate and institutionalize evidenced based clinical prevention and population health services.

Accreditation Information:

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools; Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

There is an established University deadline for the submission of admission application materials. Programs may have earlier deadlines than the University deadline. The deadlines reflected below are the earliest of the two deadlines. Graduate Programs may continue to accept and process applications after the published deadline if space exists within the program. Check with the Program for availability.

Application Deadline (domestic application)

Fall: February 1
Spring: ---
Summer: ---

International Students

Foreign applicants who are outside the U.S. are required to apply for a visa. Depending on the country of origin, this may take a few months. So the deadlines for these international applicants may be earlier than the Program deadline and these applicants must apply prior to both deadlines. They are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible. Foreign applicants who are in the U.S. and are currently on a visa may use the domestic application deadline dates. In addition to meeting the published application deadline for the Program of interest, all immigration documents should be submitted as soon as possible, but must be on file at USF no later than the following processing deadlines:

Fall: February 1
Spring: ---
Summer: ---

Admission Requirements

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


Must meet University requirements (see Graduate Admissions) as well as requirements listed below.

Program Admission Requirements

  • 1. An applicant must have one of the following:
    • A bachelor’s degree in nursing from a CCNA or NLNAC 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.
    • The equivalent bachelors and/or graduate degrees in nursing from a foreign institution.
  • Current license as a registered nurse in the State of Florida.
  • Completion of a 3 credit hour or equivalent length undergraduate level statistics course with a grade of B or better.
  • Submission of the following documents:
    • 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.)
    • Personal statement of goals
    • Current resume or curriculum vitae
    • Sealed official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended
  • A personal interview with a designated faculty member may also be required.

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

 

Admissions Status: Apply (Direct Receipt)

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Program Degree Requirements

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

The post-masters program 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 program 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 6673 Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing 3
NGR 7767 Practice Management 3
NGR 7848 Fundamentals of Statistics for Clinicians 3
NGR 7874 Informatics & Patient Care Technology 3
NGR 7766 Leadership & System Analysis 3
NGR 7892 Health Policy Issues in Nursing and Health Care 3
NGR 7974 Evidence-Based Practice Project 4
NGR 7945 DNP Clinical Residency 8*
*D.N.P. students must have a minimum of 1,000 post-baccalaureate supervised clinical hours at the time of graduation. The residency and research project are done over a minimum of two semesters.

Additional coursework will be determined through individual student evaluation.

The BS-DNP option consists of BS-DNP core courses; the BS-DNP concentration courses; and the DNP Knowledge Building Core courses (minimum 75 credit hours)

BS-DNP Core - 14 minimum credit hours
NGR 6002C Health Assessment Across the Lifespan 4
NGR 6152 Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology 4
NGR 6733 Organizational & Professional Dimensions of Nursing Practice 3
NGR 6803 Research and Evidence-Based Practice 3

Concentrations - 31-49 credit hours
Required to choose one:

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care (NAG)
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care (NPG)
Dual Occupational Health/Adult-Gerontology (NOC)
Dual Oncology/Adult-Gerontology Primary Care (NOA)
Family Health (NFH)
Pediatric Health (NPH)

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care (NAG) 34 Credit Hours
NGR 6064C Advanced Diagnostics & Procedures 3
NGR 6172 Pharmacology for Advanced Nurse Practitioners 4
NGR 6210C Clinical Management of Acutely & Chronically Ill Adults 6 (3/3)
NGR 6211C Acute Care of Adults & Older Adults: Special Topics 3
NGR 6232C Selected Concepts in the Acute Ill Adults 6 (3/3)
NGR 6244C Health Management of Adults & Older Adults I 6 (3/3)
NGR 6638 Health Promotion Theories & Strategies Across the Lifespan 3
NGR 6893 Systems & Population in Healthcare 3

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care (NPG) 31 Credit Hours
NGR 6064C Advanced Diagnostics & Procedures 3
NGR 6172 Pharmacology for Advanced Nurse Practitioners 4
NGR 6638 Health Promotion Theories & Strategies Across the Lifespan 3
NGR 6893 Systems & Population in Healthcare 3
NGR 6207C Health Management of Adults & Older Adults I 6 (3/3)
NGR 6244C Health Management of Adults & Older Adults II 6 (3/3)
NGR 6291C Health Management of Adults & Older Adults: Special Topics 6 (3/3)

Dual Oncology/Adult-Gerontology Primary Care (NOA) 37 Credit Hours
NGR 6064C Advanced Diagnostics & Procedures 3
NGR 6172 Pharmacology for Advanced Nurse Practitioners 4
NGR 6638 Health Promotion Theories & Strategies Across the Lifespan 3
NGR 6893 Systems & Population in Healthcare 3
NGR 6207C Health Management of Adults & Older Adults I 6 (3/3)
NGR 6244C Health Management of Adults & Older Adults II 6 (3/3)
NGR 6291C Health Management of Adults & Older Adults: Special Topics 6 (3/3)
NGR 6220 Pathobiology of Neoplasia 3
NGR 6221 Oncology Nursing Concepts 3

Dual Occupational Health/Adult-Gerontology Primary Care (NOC) 49 Credit Hours
NGR 6064C Advanced Diagnostics & Procedures 3
NGR 6172 Pharmacology for Advanced Nurse Practitioners 4
NGR 6638 Health Promotion Theories & Strategies Across the Lifespan 3
NGR 6893 Systems & Population in Healthcare 3
NGR 6207C Health Management of Adults & Older Adults I 6 (3/3)
NGR 6244C Health Management of Adults & Older Adults II 6 (3/3)
NGR 6291C Health Management of Adults & Older Adults: Special Topics 6 (3/3)
NGR6650 Occupational Health Nursing I 2
NGR6651 Occupational Health Nursing II 2
PHC 6360 Safety Principles and Practices 2
PHC6364 2
OR
PHC6945 Plant Operations Interdisciplinary Field Experience
PHC6356 Industrial Hygiene 2
PHC6351 Occupational Medicine 3
PHC 6354 Occupational Health and Safety Administration 2
PHC 6977 Special Project 3

Family Health (NFH) 38 Credit Hours
NGR 6064C Advanced Diagnostics & Procedures 3
NGR 6172 Pharmacology for Advanced Nurse Practitioners 4
NGR 6638 Health Promotion Theories & Strategies Across the Lifespan 3
NGR 6893 Systems & Population in Healthcare 3
NGR 6207C Health Management of Adults & Older Adults I 6 (3/3)
NGR 6244C Health Management of Adults & Older Adults II 6 (3/3)
NGR 6301C Primary Care of Children & Adolescents I 6 (3/3)
NGR 6342 Primary Care of the Childbearing Family 1
NGR 6342L Primary Care of the Childbearing Family: Practicum 1
NGR 6613C Health Management of Families: Special Topics 5

Pediatric Health (NPH) 31 Credit Hours
NGR 6064C Advanced Diagnostics & Procedures 3
NGR 6172 Pharmacology for Advanced Nurse Practitioners 4
NGR 6638 Health Promotion Theories & Strategies Across the Lifespan 3
NGR 6893 Systems & Population in Healthcare 3
NGR 6301C Primary Care of Children & Adolescents I 6 (3/3)
NGR 6302C Primary Care of Children & Adolescents II 6 (3/3)
NGR 6339C Special Topics: Primary Care of Children & Adolescents 6 (3/3)

Knowledge Building Core Courses
NGR 6673 Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing 3
NGR 7766 Leadership and System Analysis 3
NGR 7767 Practice Management 3
NGR 7848 Fundamentals of Statistics for Clinicians 3
NGR 7874 Informatics & Patient Care Technology 3
NGR 7892 Health Policy Issues in Nursing and Health Care 3
NGR 7974 Evidence-Based Practice Project 4
NGR 7945 DNP Clinical Residency 8*
*D.N.P. students must have a minimum of 1,000 post-baccalaureate supervised clinical hours at the time of graduation. The residency and research project are done over a minimum of two semesters.


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