University of South Alabama College of Nursing
Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
BSN-DNP and Post-Graduate Certificate to DNP
Nurse and patient

The Department of Health and Human Services has funded a $1,543,840 proposal to prepare graduates of the Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing graduates to become culturally competent Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners/ Doctorate of Nursing Practice.

Graduates of this program will complete the Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program and earn the DNP degree. Graduates will be eligible to take the Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (FPNP) certification 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


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 NFPP/DNP classes are taught online, all students enrolled in CMN 548 (first NFPP clinical course) are required to attend a mandatory two (2) day orientation. Attendance is required and will allow for questions and interaction with course faculty. Various clinical skills workshops will be held during the orientation.

MSN-DNP for Advanced Nursing Practice Roles

Fall Entry

Spring Entry

MSN-DNP Adding New Certification in Psychiatric (Family) 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. Barbara Broome

Dr. Kimberly Williams

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

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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