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University of South Alabama DNP Fall 2021

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Specializes in NICU, PICU, CCRN. Has 2 years experience.

Hello there! I just wanted to start this thread to see if there were any people applying to USA for next fall for their nurse practitioner program? I am applying to the BSN to DNP-Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program. Anyone know how the current pandemic might affect the application process? Thank you all in advanced, looking forward to hearing from you all and starting this journey. Also, I am currently based in FL, anyone else from out of state care to share their experiences with this program being online and all? How was it finding a clinical site and preceptor?

Hey! I am applying for either the Summer or Fall term also for the NNP track. Not sure how the application process might be affected but I cannot find the primary application on NursingCAS. They said it would open on 8/15.

TinyNurse18, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU, PICU, CCRN. Has 2 years experience.

9 minutes ago, samkit102092 said:

Hey! I am applying for either the Summer or Fall term also for the NNP track. Not sure how the application process might be affected but I cannot find the primary application on NursingCAS. They said it would open on 8/15.

Hi @samkit102092, so glad to hear from another person applying to the to the NNP track. It seems as we are hard to come by in schools these days. As for the application in nursing school, I went to add program, searched "South Alabama" and made sure that available programs was selected. It popped right up for me!

I just looked again and its just showing Spring 2021 RN-MSN for me. IDK why.

TinyNurse18, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU, PICU, CCRN. Has 2 years experience.

15 minutes ago, samkit102092 said:

I just looked again and its just showing Spring 2021 RN-MSN for me. IDK why.

It's showing that on your application? Can you un-select that at all? Or maybe log out of your NursingCAS account and log back in?

tiffanyrpollock

Specializes in NICU/ Mother-Baby. Has 11 years experience.

Hello! I know USA application for the Spring is closed, but not sure about the Summer or fall admissions. I applied to their BSN-MSN program, received an email that it can take 8 weeks to hear about a decision from the program...

TinyNurse18, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU, PICU, CCRN. Has 2 years experience.

2 minutes ago, tiffanyrpollock said:

Hello! I know USA application for the Spring is closed, but not sure about the Summer or fall admissions. I applied to their BSN-MSN program, received an email that it can take 8 weeks to hear about a decision from the program...

When did you receive your email? Did you apply for Summer or fall?

tiffanyrpollock

Specializes in NICU/ Mother-Baby. Has 11 years experience.

No email... they just said they would start reviewing applicants in November/December.

I applied for the Summer 2021 program.

16 minutes ago, TinyNurse18 said:

It's showing that on your application? Can you un-select that at all? Or maybe log out of your NursingCAS account and log back in?

Okay its finally showing it! Now to apply!

TinyNurse18, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU, PICU, CCRN. Has 2 years experience.

1 minute ago, tiffanyrpollock said:

No email... they just said they would start reviewing applicants in November/December.

I applied for the Summer 2021 program.

That seems so far away, good luck to you! How long have you worked in NICU?

tiffanyrpollock

Specializes in NICU/ Mother-Baby. Has 11 years experience.

I’m sorry yes I got an email. OMG LOL got confused with this post and another post. 8 weeks from August 1st

TinyNurse18, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU, PICU, CCRN. Has 2 years experience.

1 minute ago, samkit102092 said:

Okay its finally showing it! Now to apply!

Yay!! Good luck 🙂 keep posting updates here! I am so excited!

tiffanyrpollock

Specializes in NICU/ Mother-Baby. Has 11 years experience.

Just now, TinyNurse18 said:

That seems so far away, good luck to you! How long have you worked in NICU?

5 years, what about you?

TinyNurse18, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU, PICU, CCRN. Has 2 years experience.

Just now, tiffanyrpollock said:

5 years, what about you?

It'll be two years in a few months! Do you know much information about the program? Like besides what is on the website?

tiffanyrpollock

Specializes in NICU/ Mother-Baby. Has 11 years experience.

No I don’t know much about the program... I’ve heard mostly positive things. What other programs did you apply too?

TinyNurse18, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU, PICU, CCRN. Has 2 years experience.

1 minute ago, tiffanyrpollock said:

No I don’t know much about the program... I’ve heard mostly positive things. What other programs did you apply too?

Same! And I have also applied to UAB. I am in the South Florida area, and these are the only two schools nearby. I know it's distance learning, but I don't want travel to be too much of a hassle when there are campus visits. I also wanted to apply to Emory's program, but I spoke to someone via email and they said after Fall 2020 they will no longer offer the BS to DNP option, only a Master's.

tiffanyrpollock

Specializes in NICU/ Mother-Baby. Has 11 years experience.

I thought about applying to Vanderbilt but it’s so expensive...

TinyNurse18, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU, PICU, CCRN. Has 2 years experience.

1 minute ago, tiffanyrpollock said:

I thought about applying to Vanderbilt but it’s so expensive...

I'm in the same boat, that is another reason why I am still contemplating about applying to Emory!