University of South Alabama College of Nursing

Women’s Health 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 certification as Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners.

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 NWNP/DNP classes are taught online, all students enrolled in MCN 538 (first NWNP clinical course) are required to attend a mandatory three (3) day orientation. This orientation is scheduled for July 24 to July 26, 2015. Attendance is required and will allow for questions and interaction with course faculty. Various clinical skills workshops will be held during the orientation. You will be contacted for hotel group rates for the orientation.


MSN-DNP for Advanced Nursing Practice Roles

Fall Entry

Spring Entry

MSN-DNP Adding New Certification in Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

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. Leigh Minchew
Phone: 251-445-9488


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

For information regarding admission to the University contact:

Office of Admissions
University of South Alabama
Mobile, Alabama 36688-0002
(251) 460-6141
1 (800) 872-5247

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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