Individuals who hold a doctoral degree in nursing and who desire to expand their scope of practice in another area of specialty are eligible to enroll in a DNP Specialist Certificate program.
Students enrolling in a DNP specialist certificate program may apply graduate course-work from this or other accredited institutions to meet the requirements of the DNP specialist certificate, as approved by the School of Nursing. Programs of study are individually determined, but must include acceptable transfer credit or enrollment at this institution for each of the courses listed within an emphasis, in order to meet requirements to sit for certification examinations. Students must complete at least 25% of the DNP specialist certificate requirements at Southern. One of the following emphases is to be selected.
Emphasis in Acute Care - Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
Successful completion of the program satisfies eligibility requirements for certification examination.