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1 USF NURSING DNP: TRANSFORM HEALTHCARE BECOME THE FUTURE Doctor of Nursing Practice University of South Florida College of Nursing TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE, TRANSFORMING LIVES: CREATING THE NURSING LEADERS OF TOMORROW AND THE RESEARCH THAT IMPROVES HEALTH

2 Become the Future! Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN Senior Associate Vice President, USF Health Dean, College of Nursing The Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) is the highest practice degree any nurse can achieve. Our DNP program prepares nurses with the highest level of scientific knowledge and practice expertise to assure the best quality of care and provide positive patient outcomes. Making the decision to seek your DNP may be difficult, but where to get it is easy. Join us at the USF College of Nursing. The DNP prepares you for: Direct care roles in advanced practice Roles in clinical leadership Using technology and information systems Implementing the science developed by nurse researchers Why USF? USF is ranked 8th as an up and coming university, in the 2012 edition of the U.S. News & World Report s Best Colleges USF ranks among Forbes America s Best Colleges 2011 USF is ranked 110 th among all of the world s universities in a ranking of faculty publications Why USF Nursing? USF has the 1 st DNP Program approved in Florida Live classes allowing intensive faculty mentorship 1 st in the nation with Signature Clinical Residencies Nationally-certified faculty in many clinical specialties Interdisciplinary learning through USF Health The College of Nursing s advisors are ready and standing by to speak with you about this cutting-edge DNP program. I am confident that you will find the DNP Program at USF is right for you. The USF College of Nursing is Transfoming Healthcare, Transforming Lives: Creating the Nursing Leaders of Tomorrow and the Research that Improves Health. Dianne Morrison-Beedy

3 ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE WILL MOVE FROM THE MASTER S TO THE DOCTORAL LEVEL BY (American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2004) The USF DNP program offers an unprecedented opportunity to train with nationally-recognized clinical faculty, pursue advanced specialty training in high-demand signature clinical residencies including dermatology and preventive cardiology and to experience state-of-the-art, interprofessional training through advanced and high fidelity simulation experiences. A DNP degree from USF will allow you to expand your clinical expertise and professional goals to excel as a practice leader! - Frances (Rankin) Sahebzamani, PhD, ARNP, FAANP Director, DNP Program, USF College of Nursing T he DNP Program at USF, has it all. The faculty, curriculum and facilities are all top-notch. Nowhere else will you find the Signature Clinical Residency program developed at USF, or the opportunities for inter-professional learning, practice and research that USF Health offers! - Rita F. D Aoust, PhD, ANP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FNAP Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Interprofessional Initiatives, USF College of Nursing USF Health lives its mission of Making Life Better. We are taking an active role in breaking through barriers of traditional healthcare models through interprofessional education and research involving everyone in USF Health: Nursing, Medicine, Public Health, Physical Therapy, and Pharmacy. - Stephen Klasko, MD, MBA Senior Vice President, USF Health Dean, Morsani College of Medicine

4 Program plan Full time students can complete core and clinical courses in 2 years 52 credit hours Part time plans available USF allows 8 years to complete a DNP degree Most USF DNP students graduate with at least one scholarly article published! Finish in 3 Easy Steps! 1 STEP 1 - Complete core and clinical courses Knowledge Building Core Courses: Epidemiology, Statistics, Writing-Publication, Evidence Based Practice, Pathophysiology, Leadership & System Analysis, Ethics, and Health Policy Issues Advanced Practice Cognates: Additional courses to allow you to tailor your DNP program to best meet your goals. 2STEP 2 - Complete evidence-based projects Advanced Practice Project (EBP): The EBP project provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate their clinical and scholarly expertise through the development of a relevant, practice-related project to affect change or improve outcomes in the clinical setting. The EBP is reviewed and evaluated by an academic committee. 3STEP 2 - Complete DNP residencies DNP Residencies: Residency placement will be dependent on the DNP Resident s current clinical expertise, interests and tailored to optimize the individual s professional and practice goals. Residency clinical hours will vary depending on the clinical residency concentration selected and the type and scope of embedded clinical competencies. DNP students may chose from traditional primary care residencies, or one of the USF Signature Clinical Residencies.

5 Signature Clinical Residencies First in the nation to develop Signature Clinical Residencies in critical, high-demand healthcare specialties. º º Brain/Spinal Cord Injury and Rehabilitation º º Cardiology º º Cognitive Impairment º º Dermatology º º Endocrinology and Metabolic Disease º º Gerontology/Aging º º Nurse Anesthesia º º Oncology º º Orthopedics º º Polytrauma º º Psych/Mental Health The DNP Signature Residency Program is designed to: > > Provide optimal opportunities for advanced practice nurses to prepare for highly specialized clinical roles in high-demand clinical specialties > > Deliver standardized, specialty-focused curricula, competencies and clinical training > > Bridge the research-to-practice gap through the application of new knowledge and research findings in the clinical setting > > Maximize interprofessional training and practice > > Optimize clinical leadership and scholarship expertise through publications & presentations A program that truly makes a difference. So ask yourself - if not now, when?

6 Answering a need for Advanced Nursing Practitioners everywhere! My DNP from USF gave me the tools to be a leader and innovator in my profession. Where you get your DNP matters, all programs are not alike. If you want to be challenged and respected for how you were trained, then you should explore the USF DNP program. People ask me what has the DNP done for you? My answer to them is, It s not about what the DNP will do for you, what is important is what are YOU going to do with your DNP degree and how are you going to contribute and impact our profession. Debra Shelby, DNP, ARNP, DNC Clinical Assistant Professor, USF College of Nursing Founder & President, Dermatology Nurse Practitioners (NADNP) The USF DNP Program was literally a life changing experience for me. It has opened multiple doors that I never envisioned possible including the world of publications and the opportunity to become the Director of the USF Nurse Anesthesia Program. I m so thankful that someone encouraged me to not only go back for my DNP degree, but to do it at USF. The faculty and resources are everything you would expect of a major research university. I hope I can encourage you to do the same. Go Bulls!. Eric Rauch, DNP, CRNA, ARNP Director, Nurse Anesthesia Master s Concentration USF College of Nursing My career changed from being a Gero NP provider to the Director of SCI at the VA hospital. It was all due to the USF DNP Program. I completed the Signature DNP residency in brain/ spinal cord injury and rehabilitation, and now I am proud to use my expertise to help transform the lives of our nation s veterans alongside my colleagues from other disciplines. Thanks to Dr. Rankin and the USF DNP program for the wonderful education and the support to succeed! Linda Madaris, DNP, ARNP Program Director, SCI Outpatient & Homecare James A Haley VA Hospital

7 Compare us to any program. We are nationally accredited by: The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) at the BS, MS and DNP levels The Council for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs We are fully approved by: The Pediatric Nursing Certification Board The Florida Board of Nursing The University of South Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award degrees at the baccalaureate, master s, specialist, and doctoral levels. PhD programs are approved by the USF Graduate School. Admissions Our friendly admissions team is prepared to answer your questions and discuss with you the requirements for applying: Master s degree (MS) with a major in Nursing from a regionally accredited college or university Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the graduate level Competitive GRE score Licensure as an Advanced Practice Nurse (CRNA, NP, CNM, CNS) º º Florida License needed for residencies National certification in area of advanced practice Strong record of clinical excellence Completion of the following Master s Nursing courses with a B or better: Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Physical Assessment, Research, and Theory. So, what are you waiting for? Take the Next Step: Ask a question: Get an answer at the Online Answer Center. Attend live Information Sessions: Held at the College of Nursing. Contact us: Via or phone: or (813)

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