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B.S.N. to D.N.P.

Are you currently a B.S.N. prepared nurse looking to advance your education? Complete our B.S.N. to D.N.P. program to earn your M.S.N. and D.N.P. in 9 semesters. There are 6 concentrations to choose from to help you meet your goals. No GRE is required to apply.

Admission to the B.S.N. to D.N.P. program requires the following:

BSN to DNP for MSN Traditional (Executive Nurse Leadership, Nursing Education, and Nursing Informatics) tracks

  • Overall cumulative GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the candidate’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)
  • A bachelor’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • The B.S.N. degree program must be accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing [ACEN], by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education [CCNE], or by the Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation [CNEA].
  • Current, unrestricted, United States R.N. license in the students state of residence, which must remain current throughout the program
  • CV
  • A writing sample in APA 7th edition format
    • Discuss your professional and personal goals.
    • Discuss a problem or issue you see in practice today that needs to be addressed.
  • Two reference letters

BSN to DNP for MSN A.P.R.N. (AGACNP, FNP, PMHNP) tracks

  • Overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the candidate’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) and 12 months of active independent clinical practice (not including position residencies or facility operations) OR Overall GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale in the candidate’s B.S.N. and 24 months of active independent clinical practice (not including position residencies or facility operations)
  • A bachelor’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • The B.S.N. degree program must be accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing [ACEN], by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education [CCNE], or by the Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation [CNEA].
  • Current, unrestricted, United States R.N. license in the state of Florida, which must remain current throughout the program
  • CV
  • A writing sample in APA 7th edition format
    • Discuss your professional and personal goals.
    • Discuss a problem or issue you see in practice today that needs to be addressed.
  • Two reference letters
  • Reside within 150 miles from the program campus
  • For applicants interested in AGACNP current Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certificate is required

 

The Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing participates in the centralized applications service called NursingCAS. NursingCAS is used for document verification but does not take part in the student selection.

  • Request all official transcripts from all previously attended institutions to be sent directly to NursingCAS.

NursingCAS
P.O. Box 9201 
Watertown, Massachusetts, 02471

Coursework taken at foreign institutions must be evaluated for U.S. institutional equivalence by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) organization such as one of the services listed below.

World Education Services
www.wes.org

Josef Silny and Associates
www.silny.com

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
www.ece.org

It is the applicant's responsibility to have this coursework evaluated. An official course-by-course evaluation with a cumulative grade point average must be sent directly from the evaluation service.

  • Submit additional supplemental items (R.N. license, CV, writing sample, and reference letters) directly to NursingCAS.

  • Once the NursingCAS application is completed, an applicant needs to complete the supplemental NSU Application online.

  • Once all applications and documents have been received the application will be processed and reviewed.

The deadline to complete and submit the NursingCAS and supplemental NSU applications for Fall admission will be August 1 and for Winter admission the deadline is December 9. The Office of Admissions works on a rolling basis. Applications are accepted year-round. 

SEMESTER COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE COURSE CREDITS
I NSG 5531 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
I NSG 5220 Health Promotion & Disease Prevention 3
I NSG 7300 DNP Roles 3
II NSG 5510 Advanced Pharmacology 3
II NSG 5502 Advanced Health Assessment 3
II NSG 5551 Behavioral Health 3
III **NSG 5620

Adult Gero Acute Care I

6
III NSG 7400
Nursing Science for Clinical Practice 3
IV **NSG 5630

Adult Gero Acute Care II

6
IV HPH 7300 Biostatistics 1 3
V **NSG 5650

Adult Gero Acute Care III

6
V **NSG 7431

Project I: Mentored Scholarship

3
VI NSG 7131 Epidemiology & Population Health Care 3
VI **NSG 7444 Project II: Project Plan 3
VII NSG 7500 Translating Evidence for Clinical Practice 3
VII NSG 7135 Health Care Informatics & Outcomes Management 3
VII NSG 7350 Leading in Complex Health Care Systems 3
VIII **NSG 5560 Adult Gero Acute Care Integration Practicum 6
VIII **NSG 7445 Project III: Implementation 3
IX NSG 7020 DNP Role in Health Care Policy and Advocacy 3
IX **NSG 7451 Project IV: Evaluation 3
TOTAL CREDITS 75

**Requires 130 Practicum Hours

SEMESTER COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE COURSE CREDITS
I NSG 5340 Nurse Leadership Roles in Complex Health Care Systems 3
I NSG 7300 DNP Roles 3
I NSG 5220 Health Promotion & Disease Prevention 3
I **NSG 7460 Scholarly Inquiry in Clinical Practice 3
II NSG 5230 Nursing Decision Making in Complex Health Systems 3
II NSG 5250 Fiscal Management in Complex Health Systems 3
II **NSG 7460

Scholarly Inquiry in Clinical Practice

3
II NSG 5240
Nursing Governance and Resource Management in Complex Health Systems 3
III NSG 5460 Quality Initiatives: Transforming Care 3
III **NSG 7460 Scholarly Inquiry in Clinical Practice 3
III NSG 7400

Nursing Science for Clinical Practice

3
IV NSG 5471

Business and Economics of Health Care

3
IV HPH 7300 Biostatistics 1 3
IV **NSG 5492 Executive Nurse Leadership Practicum 3
V **NSG 7431 Project I: Mentored Scholarship
3
VI NSG 7131 Epidemiology & Population Health Care 3
VI **NSG 7444 Project II: Project Plan 3
VII NSG 7500 Translating Evidence for Clinical Practice 3
VII NSG 7135 Health Care Informatics & Outcomes Management 3
VII NSG 7350 Leading in Complex Health Care Systems 3
VIII **NSG 7445 Project III: Implementation 3
IX NSG 7020 DNP Role in Health Care Policy and Advocacy 3
IX **NSG 7451 Project IV: Evaluation 3
TOTAL CREDITS 69

**Requires 130 Practicum Hours

SEMESTER COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE COURSE CREDITS
I NSG 5531 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
I NSG 5220 Health Promotion & Disease Prevention 3
I NSG 7300 DNP Roles 3
II NSG 5510 Advanced Pharmacology 3
II NSG 5502 Advanced Health Assessment 3
II NSG 5551 Behavioral Health 3
III **NSG 5542

Primary Care Adult I

6
III NSG 7400
Nursing Science for Clinical Practice 3
IV **NSG 5550

Primary Care Adult II

6
IV HPH 7300 Biostatistics 1 3
V *NSG 5580

Primary Care Pediatrics

3
V *NSG 5560

Primary Care Women

3
V **NSG 7431

Project I: Mentored Scholarship

3
VI NSG 7131 Epidemiology & Population Health Care 3
VI **NSG 7444 Project II: Project Plan 3
VII NSG 7500 Translating Evidence for Clinical Practice 3
VII NSG 7135 Health Care Informatics & Outcomes Management 3
VII NSG 7350 Leading in Complex Health Care Systems 3
VIII **NSG 5590 Primary Care Integration Practicum 6
VIII **NSG 7445 Project III: Implementation 3
IX NSG 7020 DNP Role in Health Care Policy and Advocacy 3
IX **NSG 7451 Project IV: Evaluation 3
TOTAL CREDITS 75

*Requires 65 Practicum Hours

**Requires 130 Practicum Hours

SEMESTER COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE COURSE CREDITS
I NSG 5531 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
I NSG 5220 Health Promotion & Disease Prevention 3
I **NSG 7460 Scholarly Inquiry in Clinical Practice 3
I NSG 7300 DNP Roles 3
II NSG 5510 Advanced Pharmacology 3
II NSG 5502 Advanced Health Assessment 3
II **NSG 7460

Scholarly Inquiry in Clinical Practice

3
II NSG 5300
Nursing Curriculum Development 3
III NSG 5370

Introduction to Educational Concepts

3
III **NSG 7460 Scholarly Inquiry in Clinical Practice 3
III NSG 7400

Nursing Science for Clinical Practice

3
IV NSG 5380

Educational Concepts 1: Principles of Evaluation

3
IV HPH 7300 Biostatistics 1 3
IV **NSG 5360 Nurse Educator Practicum 3
V **NSG 7431 Project I: Mentored Scholarship 3
VI NSG 7131 Epidemiology & Population Health Care
3
VI **NSG 7444 Project II: Project Plan 3
VII NSG 7500 Translating Evidence for Clinical Practice 3
VII NSG 7135 Health Care Informatics & Outcomes Management 3
VII NSG 7350 Leading in Complex Health Care Systems 3
VIII **NSG 7445 Project III: Implementation 3
IX NSG 7020 DNP Role in Health Care Policy and Advocacy 3
IX **NSG 7451 Project IV: Evaluation 3
TOTAL CREDITS 69

**Requires 130 Practicum Hours

SEMESTER COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE COURSE CREDITS
I MI 5100 Survey of Biomedical Informatics (w/ emphasis in Nursing Informatics) 3
I NSG 5220 Health Promotion & Disease Prevention 3
I MI 6413 Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt for Health Care 3
I NSG 7300 DNP Roles 3
II MI 5121 Informations Systems Project Management and Leadership in Health Care 3
II **NSG 7460 Scholarly Inquiry in Clinical Practice 3
II MI 5204

Clinical Decision Support Systems

3
II MI 5130 Database Systems in Health Care 3
III MI 5130

Advanced Practice in Nursing Informatics

3
III **NSG 7460 Scholarly Inquiry in Clinical Practice 3
III **NSG 7460

Scholarly Inquiry in Clinical Practice

3
III NSG 5610

Nursing Science for Clinical Practice

3
IV **NSG 5600 Nursing Informatics Practicum 3
IV HPH 7300 Biostatistics 1 3
V **NSG 7431 Project I: Mentored Scholarship
3
VI NSG 7131 Epidemiology & Population Health Care
3
VI **NSG 7444 Project II: Project Plan 3
VII NSG 7500 Translating Evidence for Clinical Practice 3
VII NSG 7135 Health Care Informatics & Outcomes Management 3
VII NSG 7350 Leading in Complex Health Care Systems 3
VIII **NSG 7445 Project III: Implementation 3
IX NSG 7020 DNP Role in Health Care Policy and Advocacy 3
IX **NSG 7451 Project IV: Evaluation 3
TOTAL CREDITS 69

**Requires 130 Practicum Hours

SEMESTER COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE COURSE CREDITS
I NSG 5531 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
I NSG 5220 Health Promotion & Disease Prevention 3
I NSG 7300 DNP Roles 3
II NSG 5510 Advanced Pharmacology 3
II NSG 5532 Neurobiology Psychopharmacology 3
II NSG 5502 Advanced Health Assessment 3
III **NSG 5710

Psychiatric Management I: Psychopathology & the DSM V

6
III NSG 7400
Nursing Science for Clinical Practice 3
IV **NSG 5720

Psychiatric Management II: Developmental Theories for Child & Adolescent Mental Health

6
IV HPH 7300 Biostatistics 1 3
V **NSG 5730

Psychiatric Management III: Modalities of Psychotherapy

6
V **NSG 7431

Project I: Mentored Scholarship

3
VI NSG 7131

Epidemiology & Population Health Care

3
VI NSG 7444 Project II: Project Plan 3
VII NSG 7500 Translating Evidence for Clinical Practice 3
VII NSG 7135 Health Care Informatics & Outcomes Management
3
VII NSG 7350 Leading in Complex Health Care Systems
3
VIII **NSG 5790 Psychiatric Care Management Integration Practicum 6
VIII **NSG 7445 Project III: Implementation 3
IX NSG 7020 DNP Role in Health Care Policy and Advocacy 3
IX **NSG 7451 Project IV: Evaluation 3
TOTAL CREDITS 75

*Requires 65 Practicum Hours

**Requires 130 Practicum Hours

TUITION AND FEES

BSN to DNP
Per Credit Hour 2020-2021: $750.00
One Time NSU Application Fee: $50.00
One Time Seat Deposit: $500.00
HPD General Access Fee (Annually): $145.00
NSU Student Services Fee (Each Semester): $500.00
Registration Fee (Each Semester): $30.00
Nursing Clinical Lab Fee (Each Semester APRN concentrations only): $100.00
Extra Fees: See Below
  • One Time NSU Application Fee - $50: This fee is non-refundable and is required with each application.
  • One Time Seat Deposit - $500: This fee is required to reserve the accepted applicant's place in the entering first-year class. This advance payment will be deducted from the tuition payment due on registration day, but is not refundable in the event of a withdrawal. It is payable within two weeks of an applicant's acceptance.
  • Extra Fees - Students will incur additional cost such as; books, lab coat and graduation costs.
  • Background Checks: The college pays for the first background check per student any additional background check will be funded by the student.
  • All tuition charges and fees are subject to change by the board of trustees without notice.

The first semester's tuition and fees, less than the $500 previously paid (seat deposit), are due upon registration. Tuition and fees for each subsequent semester are due upon registration. Students will not be admitted until their financial obligations have been met. The financial ability of applicants to complete their education at the college is important because of the limited number of positions available in each class. Applicants should have specific plans for financing 36 semester hours of professional education. This should include tuition, living expenses, books, equipment, and miscellaneous expenses. The Financial Aid Office is eager to assist you to explore all possible financial aid options.

Professional Licensure Disclosure/Notification Statement Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing

Nurse Practitioner Program (S)

Degree Title Level Degree
Master of Science in Nursing Master M.S.N. APRN

This notification is applicable to ONLY BSN to DNP students who plan to pursue the APRN specialty.

Traditional DNP students and BSN to DNP students who are pursuing the MSN traditional role, should disregard the message below. 

BSN to DNP students who plan to seek licensure as an APRN upon graduation: 

At this time, we cannot confirm that the Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing (ACON) Master of Science in Nursing (MSN APRN) program meets the educational requirements for professional licensure in other states or territories outside of Florida.  Students who plan to take the licensing exam outside of Florida must check with the state in which they are seeking licensure for any additional requirements. 

ACON’s Nurse Practitioner graduates seek certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, or as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner upon completion of the APRN program.  These exams are offered through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP.)    

Family Nurse Practitioner Certification (FNP-BC)

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certification (AGANCP-BC)

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Across the Lifespan) Certification (PMHN)-BC)

Students may also apply for a multi-state license if their home state is part of the nurse licensure compact.  The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) allows a nurse to have a multistate license to practice in their home state and other approved compact states https://aprncompact.com/index.htm#map

Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.  The Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing, MSN Program is a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited program. 

Program meets Educational Requirements Program does not meet educational requirements cannot be confirmed if program meets educational requirements
Florida All States (Except Florida) the District of Columbia and the US protectorates, as defined in 34 CFR §600.2.  

For all students, applicants, or prospective students seeking licensure in any state listed in the “Program Does Not Meet Educational Requirements” or “Cannot Be Confirmed If Program Meets Educational Requirements” columns, please see the chart below detailing these states’ licensing boards and contact information.

State

Licensing Board/Contact Information

Alabama

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/alabama-nurse-practitioner.html

Alaska

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/alaska-nurse-practitioner.html#education

Arizona

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/arizona-nurse-practitioner.html

Arkansas

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/arkansas-nurse-practitioner.html

California

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/california-nurse-practitioner.html

Colorado

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/colorado-nurse-practitioner.html

Connecticut

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/connecticut-nurse-practitioner.html

District of Columbia

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/dc-nurse-practitioner.html

Delaware

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/delaware-nurse-practitioner.html#education

Georgia

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/georgia-nurse-practitioner.html

Hawaii

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/hawaii-nurse-practitioner.html

Idaho

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/idaho-nurse-practitioner.html

Illinois

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/illinois-nurse-practitioner.html

Indiana

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/indiana-nurse-practitioner.html

Iowa

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/iowa-nurse-practitioner.html

Kansas

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-kansas.html#rn

Kentucky

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/kentucky-nurse-practitioner.html

Louisiana

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/louisiana-nurse-practitioner.html

Maine

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-maine.html

Maryland

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/maryland-nurse-practitioner.html

Massachusetts

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/massachusetts-nurse-practitioner.html

Michigan

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/michigan-nurse-practitioner.html

Minnesota

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-minnesota.html

Mississippi

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/mississippi-nurse-practitioner.html

Missouri

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/missouri-nurse-practitioner.html

Montana

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/montana-nurse-practitioner.html

Nebraska

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/nebraska-nurse-practitioner.html

Nevada

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/nevada-nurse-practitioner.html

New Hampshire

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/new-hampshire-nurse-practitioner.html

New Jersey

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/new-jersey-nurse-practitioner.html#education

New Mexico

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/new-mexico-nurse-practitioner.html

New York

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/new-york-nurse-practitioner.html

North Carolina

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/north-carolina-nurse-practitioner.html

North Dakota

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/north-dakota-nurse-practitioner.html

Ohio

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/ohio-nurse-practitioner.html

Oklahoma

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/oklahoma-nurse-practitioner.html

Oregon

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/oklahoma-nurse-practitioner.html

Pennsylvania

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/pennsylvania-nurse-practitioner.html

Rhode Island

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/rhode-island-nurse-practitioner.html#education

South Carolina

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/south-carolina-nurse-practitioner.html

South Dakota

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/south-dakota-nurse-practitioner.html

Tennessee

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/tennessee-nurse-practitioner.html

 Utah

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/utah-nurse-practitioner.html

Vermont

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/vermont-nurse-practitioner.html

Virginia

https://www.dhp.virginia.gov/Boards/Nursing/ApplicantResources/ApplyforLicense/NursePractitioner/

Washington

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/washington-nurse-practitioner.html

West Virginia

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/west-virginia-nurse-practitioner.html

Wisconsin

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-education/wisconsin-np-programs.html

Wyoming

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/np-state/wyoming-nurse-practitioner.html

American Samoa

www.board-of-nursing.com/american-samoa-board-of-nursing.php 

Guam

https://www.registerednursern.com/guam-board-of-nursing-board-of-nursing-guam-information-registered-nurse-rn/

Northern Mariana

Islands

https://nmibon.info/

US Virgin Islands

http://www.board-of-nursing.com/virgin-islands-board-of-nursing.php

To access nurse practice acts and administrative codes by state please visit the National of State Boards of Nursing NCSBN website (NCSBN) https://www.ncsbn.org/npa.htm

If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact Dr. Susan Holland at sholland1@nova.edu.

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