College of Health and Human Services

The College of Health and Human Services provides quality education for professional practice in a variety of areas associated with health and human services. The college aspires to the highest standard of educational excellence blending a professional perspective with a liberal arts and science foundation.

The College is committed to the development of students who are knowledgeable, caring, responsive and self-directed. The college aspires to produce graduates who are self-directed individuals able to meet the health and human caring needs of a diverse and complex society through change, advocacy and leadership within their communities.

The college’s School of Nursing offers graduate programs at the Master’s and Doctoral levels. Graduate programs within the School of Nursing include a Master’s of Nursing (MSN) in one of two tracks: Informatics and Family Nurse Practitioner. For the nurse who already holds a MSN degree, post master’s certificates options are offered in Family Nurse Practitioner and Nursing Informatics Specialist. The School of Nursing also offers post baccalaureate and post master entry options into the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). Post baccalaureate DNP students enter the Family Nurse Practitioner track.

The College of Health and Human Service also offers through its School of Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management a Master of Science in Sport and Fitness Management, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Sport Management .

Degree Program Dothan Montgomery Phenix City Troy Global Campus* Troy Online
Master of Science in Nursing X^ X^ X^ X^    
Family Nurse Practitioner Track X X X X    
Nursing Informatics Track X X X X    
Doctor of Nursing Practice X^ X^ X^ X^    
Master of Science in Sport & Fitness Management
Sport Management       X   X
Coaching       X   X
Exercise Science       X    
Doctor of Philosophy in Sport Management           X
Master of Social Work X X X      
Direct Practice Concentration X X X      
Organizational Leadership and Management Concentration X          
Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate X X X X    
Nursing Informatics Certificate X X X X    

* Please refer http://www.troy.edu/admissions/ for specific program availability by location.

^ All courses are offered online in 16-week semesters.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (MSN)

Students should consult the General Regulations section of the Graduate Catalog for additional information regarding Graduate School admission requirements, transfer credit, and other critical policies and procedures.

The Master of Science in Nursing Program is designed to provide graduates of baccalaureate programs in nursing the opportunity to develop the advanced knowledge and clinical skills required for leadership positions in nursing. The program prepares Nursing Informatics Specialists and Family Nurse Practitioners. Students are accepted for admission to the MSN tracks every semester. Fall admission is recommended for students who wish to pursue full-time study. Post MSN certificate options are offered in Family Nurse Practitioner and Nursing Informatics Specialist. The MSN program is offered online with faculty based on the Troy, Montgomery, Dothan, and Phenix City campuses in Alabama. There are a limited number of on campus requirements for FNP students.

MSN Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the MSN program, the student will be able to:

  1. Incorporate advanced knowledge and theories from nursing and related disciplines to continually improve nursing care across diverse settings;
  2. Integrate leadership, management and education principles into advanced nursing care that utilizes ethical and critical decision-making;
  3. Apply the evolving standards and principles of quality improvement and safety for advanced nursing within a defined setting;
  4. Evaluate research outcomes and current evidence in conjunction with culturally-appropriate, patient-centered care for the purpose of selectively integrating research findings into the practice setting;
  5. Manage informatics and communication technologies to enhance, integrate, and coordinate appropriate patient care;
  6. Develop interdisciplinary advocacy strategies to impact healthcare policy at the system level;
  7. Communicate, collaborate and consult as a leader and member of intraprofessional and interprofessional teams for improvement of health care outcomes;
  8. Integrate clinical prevention interventions for the provision of culturally responsive advanced nursing care to individuals and populations in a global society;
  9. Demonstrate role competencies in a specialized area of advanced nursing practice at the master’s level.

Accreditation

The School of Nursing MSN Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326.

Prerequisite Requirements

Candidates for admission must hold the baccalaureate degree in nursing.

Admission Requirements

Note: Meeting minimal admission requirements does not assure admission.

Application Deadlines:

May 1 for Fall Semester
October 1 for Spring Semester
March 1 for Summer Semester

Unconditional Admission

  1. Hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from a regionally accredited university and a nationally accredited nursing program (ACEN, NLNAC, or CCNE). Students with a baccalaureate degree from an unaccredited or otherwise accredited institution should see Unaccredited or Otherwise Accredited Student Admission.
  2. Overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the nursing major;
  3. Score of 396 or higher on the Miller’s Analogy Test (MAT) or score of 290 on Graduate Record Exam (850 on the old exam) (verbal plus quantitative). GRE or MAT required;
  4. Current unencumbered RN licensure;
  5. Undergraduate health assessment course or the equivalent.
  6. Two letters of professional reference;
  7. Minimum of one year experience as a registered nurse is required for the Family Nurse Practitioner track.

Conditional Admission

  1. Hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from a regionally accredited university and a nationally accredited nursing program (ACEN, NLNAC, or CCNE). Students with a baccalaureate degree from an unaccredited or otherwise accredited institution should see Unaccredited or Otherwise Accredited Student Admission.
  2. Overall undergraduate GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in the nursing major.
  3. Score of 380 on the MAT or score of 277 on the GRE (650 on the old exam) (verbal plus quantitative). GRE or MAT required.
  4. One or more years of clinical experience as an RN; or graduate study without a graduate degree in nursing or another discipline, and a graduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  5. Current unencumbered RN licensure.
  6. Undergraduate health assessment course or the equivalent.
  7. Two letters of professional reference.
  8. Minimum of one year experience as a registered nurse is required for the Family Nurse Practitioner track.

A student admitted conditionally to the graduate nursing program must clear conditional admission after nine semester hours. The student must attain an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students not satisfying conditional admission requirements will be dropped from the program for one calendar year, after which time the student may petition for readmission. Note; To facilitate success in the program, a student admitted under conditional status should pursue a part-time course of study.

Admission Requirements for Post Masters Certificate Option

  1. Graduate of a nationally accredited MSN Program (ACEN, NLNAC or CCNE).
  2. Current unencumbered RN licensure in the state in which the student plans to have clinical experiences.
  3. Two letters of professional reference.
  4. Minimum of one year experience as a registered nurse.

Transfer Credit

A maximum of six semester hours taken at another regionally accredited institution of higher education with a "B" grade or better may be applied toward the degree. These courses must be comparable to Troy University courses and must be reviewed by the graduate nursing faculty who will make a recommendation to the Dean of the College of Health and Human Services and the Graduate Dean. For students completing the Master of Science in Nursing, all transfer credits used to satisfy degree requirements may not exceed five years at the time of the degree completion.

Degree Requirements

A student completing the coursework with a 3.0 or better GPA, fulfilling candidacy requirements, and successfully completing the required comprehensive examination requirement will be awarded the degree.

NOTE: 1. Requirements for the MSN degree must be satisfied within five years of the initial enrollment for that degree.

NOTE 2. Grades below “C” are not acceptable for meeting requirements for a subsequent course.

NOTE 3. Students must earn a grade of “B” or better in NSG 6691: Research Methodology.

NOTE 4. Successful completion of NSG 6697: Scholarly Inquiry II meets the comprehensive examination requirement.

Requirements for Students in Clinical Courses

All students must maintain RN licensure, current CPR certification, professional liability insurance, proof of annual physical examination and negative drug screen and a clear background check when enrolled in clinical nursing courses. Professional liability insurance is available through the School of Nursing. Students are responsible for their own medical care if needed in the clinical setting. Students are also responsible for personal transportation costs incurred during the program.

Students must meet Communicable Disease Center (CDC) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines.

Laboratory Fees for the MSN Program:
NSG 6618, 6696, 6697 $ 37.50
NSG 6613, 6666, 6668 $ 67.50
NSG 6636, 6680 $180.00

Note: Fees subject to change annually

Curriculum

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Track
Minimum Total Hours: 47
     
Required Core Courses (13 sh)
Nursing Core Courses
NSG 6604 2 Theories in Nursing
NSG 6605 2 Healthcare Economics
NSG 6660 2 Foundations of Advanced Practice
     
Research Courses
NSG 6691 3 Research Methodology
NSG 6692 2 Data Analysis Techniques in Quantitative Research
NSG 6696 1 Scholarly Inquiry Practicum I
NSG 6697 1 Scholarly Inquiry Practicum II
     
Nursing Specialty Courses (27 hrs)*
NSG 6612 3 Advanced Health Assessment
NSG 6613 3 Advanced Health Assessment Preceptorship
NSG 6645 3 Family and Cultural Theories in Advanced Nursing Practice
NSG 6649 3 Advanced Pharmacology
NSG 6665 3 Primary Care I
NSG 6666 3 Primary Care I Preceptorship
NSG 6667 3 Primary Care II
NSG 6668 3 Primary Care II Preceptorship
NSG 6671 3 Advanced Pathophysiology
     
Role Courses (6 hrs)*
NSG 6670 1 Role Synthesis Seminar
NSG 6680 5 Family Nurse Practitioner Internship
     
Optional    
NSG 6695 1-4 Thesis

NURSING INFORMATICS SPECIALIST TRACK
Minimum Total Hours: 34

     
Required Core Courses (14 sh)
Nursing Core Courses
NSG 6604 2 Theories in Nursing
NSG 6605 2 Healthcare Economics
NSG 6660 3 Foundations of Advanced Practice
     
Research Courses
NSG 6691 3 Research Methodology
NSG 6692 2 Data Analysis Techniques in Research
NSG 6696 1 Scholarly Inquiry Practicum I
NSG 6697 1 Scholarly Inquiry Practicum II
     
Nursing Specialty Courses (11 sh)
NSG 6631 3 Concepts of Healthcare Informatics
NSG 6632 2 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Informatics
NSG 6633 3 Health Care Information Systems
NSG 6635 3 Informatics Applications
     
Nursing Role Courses (6 sh)
NSG 6634 2 Role of the Nursing Informatics Specialist
NSG 6636 4 Nursing Informatics Internship
     
Elective (3 sh)
Any 5000/6000 Approved Elective
     
Optional
NSG 6695 1-4 Thesis

 

POST-MASTER'S CERTIFICATE OPTIONS

Students should consult the General Regulations section of the Graduate Catalog for additional information regarding Graduate School admission requirements, transfer credit, and other critical policies and procedures.

Mission Statement

The post-master’s certificate options provide lifelong learners with the opportunity to specialize in an area other than that obtained in their MSN program. An MSN degree is required. Those who complete the certificate option earn a certificate of completion, not another master’s degree, and are eligible to apply for the appropriate specialty certification exam.

Accreditation

The School of Nursing MSN Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326.

Admission Requirements

  1. Graduate of nationally accredited MSN Program (ACEN, NLNAC or CCNE).
  2. Current unencumbered RN licensure in the state in which the student plans to have clinical experiences.
  3. Two letters of professional reference.
  4. Minimum of one year experience as a registered nurse.

FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATE

Minimum Semesters: 5
Minimum Total Hours: 33 sh, 705 clinical clock hours

The post-master’s certificate option provide lifelong learners with the opportunity to specialize in an area other than that obtained in their Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program. An MSN degree is required. Those who complete the certificate option earn a certificate of completion, not another master’s degree, and are eligible to apply for the appropriate specialty certification exam.

The post-master’s certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner Option consists of five semesters/11 courses offered by Troy University’s School of Nursing and requires 33 semester hours and 705 clinical clock hours for completion. Students will be accepted into the program only in fall semester and can complete the program in two and a half years or five semesters attending fall and spring semesters. The program is offered totally online and would be open to graduate students who have complete an MSN program and meet the requirements provided below for admission. There is a certification exam available with completion of this certificate.

Curriculum

Required Nursing Specialty Courses (27 sh)
NSG 6612 3 Advanced Health Assessment
NSG 6613 3 Advanced Health Assessment Preceptorship
NSG 6645 3 Family and Cultural Theories in Advanced Nursing Practice
NSG 6649 3 Advanced Pharmacology
NSG 6665 3 Primary Care I
NSG 6666 3 Primary Care I Preceptorship
NSG 6667 3 Primary Care II
NSG 6668 3 Primary Care II Preceptorship
NSG 6671 3 Advanced Pathophysiology
     
Required Role Courses (6 sh)
NSG 6670 1 Role Synthesis Seminar
NSG 6680 5 Family Nurse Practitioner Internship

NURSING INFORMATICS CERTIFICATE

Minimum Semesters: 2
Minimum Total Hours: 17sh, 200 clinical hours

Required Nursing Specialty Courses (11 sh)
NSG 6631 3 Concepts of Healthcare Informatics
NSG 6632 2 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Informatics
NSG 6633 3 Health Care Information Systems
NSG 6635 3 Informatics Applications
     
Required Role Courses (6 sh)
NSG 6634 2 Role of the Nursing Informatics Specialist
NSG 6636 4 Nursing Informatics Internship (200 clinical clock hours)

 

DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE (DNP)

Students should consult the General Regulations section of the Graduate Catalog for additional information regarding Graduate School admission requirements, transfer credit, and other critical policies and procedures.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a terminal degree and prepares the graduate to provide the most advanced level of nursing care for individuals, families and communities. The objectives for the program are consistent with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) specifications for practice doctoral programs in nursing in accordance with The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice. Fall admission is recommended for students who wish to pursue full-time study.

Upon successful completion of the Doctor of Nursing Practice the graduate will be able to:

  1. Evaluate advanced knowledge and theories from nursing and related disciplines for advanced practice nursing at the highest level.
  2. Design quality, cost effective and innovative nursing care models based on the knowledge of interrelationships among nursing, organizational, political, and economic sciences.
  3. Incorporate systems engineering concepts to prevent and solve complex health care delivery problems.
  4. Translate research to transform nursing practice and support evidence-based nursing practice for diverse patient populations and organizations.
  5. Provide leadership in the integration of technology and information systems for quality improvements in patient care and healthcare systems.
  6. Develop effective practice standards for managing ethical issues inherent in patient care, health care organizations and research.
  7. Initiate changes in health care systems through the design and implementation of health policies that strengthen the health care delivery system.
  8. Evaluate system responses to health and illness as a basis for clinical prevention and population health services in rural and urban settings within a global market.
  9. Demonstrate role competencies in a specialized area of advanced practice nursing as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.

Accreditation

The School of Nursing DNP Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326.

Admission Requirements for the Doctor of Nursing Practice

Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) students will be admitted only under unconditional admission status. Conditional admission is not available for DNP applicants.

Admission to the program will be limited to the number of available spaces. To be considered for unconditional admission to the DNP program the applicant must:

  1. Hold the required degree from a nationally-accredited program (ACEN, NLNAC, or CCNE). Applicants are admitted as:
    • Post BSN candidates
    • Post MSN candidates
  2. Earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) on all nursing coursework if post-baccalaureate applicant or on all graduate coursework if post-masters applicant.
  3. Submit an official transcripts for all post-secondary academic study
  4. Earn a minimum GRE score of 294. Note: This requirement is waived for post-MSN applicants.
  5. Possess a current unencumbered license as a registered nurse in Alabama or in the state where clinical practice will occur.
  6. Submit two letters of professional reference that address academic ability , professional competence, and leadership potential in nursing.
  7. Complete a successful interview by the Nursing Graduate Admissions Committee
  8. Submit a 800 to 1000 word essay describing professional goals and how completion of the DNP program will enhance future roles and practice.
  9. Submit a Resume that includes education, work experience in nursing, research experiences, publications, presentations, community service, professional memberships and service.
  10. Possess a valid certification in advanced practice nursing from a nationally recognized credentialing body or be eligible to take a nationally recognized certification exam. Note: This requirement applies only to post-MSN applicants.
  11. Submit documentation of academic clinical hours. Note: This requirement applies only to post-MSN applicants.

Transfer Credit

After DNP Coordinator evaluation of course syllabi, a maximum of 12 credit hours of coursework may be accepted from only an existing Master of Science in Nursing towards the DNP degree.

DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE (DNP)

Curriculum

Post Baccalaureate Program | Family Nurse Practitioner| Minimum Total Hours: 70

Advanced Nursing Core (17 sh)
NSG 6604 2 Theories in Nursing
NSG 8801 3 Healthcare Informatics & Data Management
NSG 8804 3 Policy & Politics in Healthcare
NSG 8805 3 Principles of Epidemiology
NSG 8822 2 Leadership in Organizations & Systems
NSG 8824 2 Bioethical Issues in Healthcare
NSG 8826 2 Diversity & Social Issues in Healthcare
     
Advanced Nursing Specialty (24 sh)
NSG 6612 3 Advanced Health Assessment
NSG 6613 3 Advanced Health Assessment Preceptorship for FNP
NSG 6649 3 Advanced Pharmacology
NSG 6671 3 Advanced Pathophysiology
NSG 6665 3 Primary Care I
NSG 6666 3 Primary Care I Preceptorship
NSG 6667 3 Primary Care II
NSG 6668 3 Primary Care II Preceptorship
     
Scholarly Inquiry Methods for Evidence-based Practice (12 sh)
NSG 6691 3 Research Methodology
NSG 8802 3 Applied Biostatistics
NSG 8812 3 Foundations of Evidence-based Practice
NSG 8815 3 Evaluation Methods for Improvement of Clinical Outcomes
     
Advanced Nursing Roles (6 sh)
NSG 6670 1 Role Synthesis Seminar
NSG 6680 5 Family Nurse Practitioner Internship
     
Practice Residency (8-12 sh)
NSG 8810 1 Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice I: Project Identification
NSG 8820 2 Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice II: Project Development
NSG 8830 2-4 Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice III: Project Implementation
NSG 8840 3-5 Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice IV: Project Evaluation
     
Synthesis and Evaluation (3 semester hours)
NSG 8850 3 Dissemination
     
Total Hours: 70-74 semester hours
 
Advising Notes: For potential students who hold a MSN without a clinical specialty the following is a possible course of study if approved by an academic adviser:
 
Advanced Nursing Core (15 sh)
NSG 8801 3 Healthcare Informatics & Data Mgmt.
NSG 8804 3 Policy & Politics in Healthcare
NSG 8805 3 Principles of Epidemiology
NSG 8822 2 Leadership in Organizations & Systems
NSG 8824 2 Bioethical Issues in Healthcare
NSG 8826 2 Diversity & Social Issues in Healthcare
 
Advanced Nursing Specialty (24 sh)
NSG 6612 3 Advanced Health Assessment
NSG 6613 3 Advanced Health Assessment Preceptorship for FNP
NSG 6649 3 Advanced Pharmacology
NSG 6671 3 Advanced Pathophysiology
NSG 6665 3 Primary Care I
NSG 6666 3 Primary Care I Preceptorship
NSG 6667 3 Primary Care II
NSG 6668 3 Primary Care II Preceptorship
 
Scholarly Inquiry Methods for Evidence-based Practice (9 sh)
NSG 8802 3 Applied Biostatistics
NSG 8812 3 Foundations of Evidence-based Practice
NSG 8815 3 Evaluation Methods for Improvement of Clinical Outcomes
 
Advanced Nursing Roles (6 sh)
NSG 6670 1 Role Synthesis Seminar
NSG 6680 5 Family Nurse Practitioner Internship
 
Practice Synthesis (8-12 sh)
NSG 8810 1 Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice I: Project Identification
NSG 8820 2 Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice II: Project Development
NSG 8830 2-4 Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice III: Project Implementation
NSG 8840 3-5 Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice IV: Project Evaluation
 
Synthesis and Evaluation (3 sh)
NSG 8850 3 Dissemination
 
Total Hours: 65-69

DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE (DNP)

Post Masters Program | Minimum Total Hours: 35

Advanced Nursing Core (15 sh)
NSG 8801 3 Healthcare Informatics & Data Management
NSG 8804 3 Policy & Politics in Healthcare
NSG 8805 3 Principles of Epidemiology
NSG 8822 2 Leadership in Organizations & Systems
NSG 8824 2 Bioethical Issues in Healthcare
NSG 8826 2 Diversity & Social Issues in Healthcare
     
Scholarly Inquiry Methods for Evidence-based Practice (9 hrs)
NSG 8802 3 Applied Biostatistics
NSG 8812 3 Foundations of Evidence-based Practice
NSG 8815 3 Evaluation Methods for Improvement of Clinical Outcomes
     
Practice Synthesis (8-12 hrs)
NSG 8810 1 Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice I: Project Identification
NSG 8820 1 Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice II: Project Development
NSG 8830 2-4 Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice III: Project Implementation
NSG 8840 3-5 Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice IV: Project Evaluation
     
Synthesis and Evaluation (3 hrs)
NSG 8850 3 Dissemination
     
Total Hours: 35-39

Requirements for Students in Clinical Courses

All students must maintain RN licensure, current CPR certification, professional liability insurance, proof of annual physical examination, negative drug screen and clear a background check when enrolled in clinical nursing courses. Professional liability insurance is available through the School of Nursing. Students are responsible for their own medical care if needed in the clinical setting. Students are also responsible for personal transportation costs incurred during the program.

Students must meet Communicable Disease Center (CDC) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines.

Laboratory Fees for the DNP Program:

NSG 6618, $ 37.50
NSG 6613, 6666, 6668 $ 67.50
NSG 6680 $180.00
NSG 8810, 8820, 8830 , 8840 $225.00

Progression

DNP students must achieve a grade of “B” or better in NSG 6691 Research Methodology (if BSN-DNP) and NSG 8812 Foundations of Evidence-Based Practice in order to meet Graduate School requirements.

Students who earn a grade of “C” or less in more than one 8000 level course must repeat the second course and achieve a grade of “B” or higher. If the course to be repeated is a prerequisite for a subsequent course, the student may not progress. If two grades of “C” are earned in the same semester, the DNP Program Coordinator will select the course to be repeated.

Graduate students may earn no more than six semester hours of grades below “B”. Students who earn more than six semester hours of “C” grades or below are automatically academically suspended from the University for a period of one calendar year at which time the student may petition the Dean of the Graduate School for readmission.

Competency Evaluations

Prior to completing NSG 8820: Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice II: Project Development, the student must complete the Initial Competency Evaluation by successfully defending the DNP Synthesis Project Proposal. Prior to completing NSG 8840: Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice IV: Project Evaluation, the student must complete the Final Competency Evaluation by successfully defending the DNP Synthesis Project.

Degree Requirements

Graduation from the DNP program requires completion of a prescribed plan of study. Consistent with recommendations from the AACN, the DNP program requires three academic years for post-baccalaureate and two years for post-master’s options. Therefore, the number of credits required for graduation from the DNP program will depend upon prior degree. All credits used to satisfy the degree requirements for the DNP must not exceed eight years at the time of degree completion.

Graduation requirements include:

  • Completion of all prescribed coursework with a 3.0 GPA or better
  • Submission of an approved comprehensive e-Portfolio
  • Completion of a minimum of 1000 hours of graduate level clinical practice as part of a supervised academic program
  • Successful completion of the Synthesis Project

DNP Synthesis Project

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students will identify, develop, implement, evaluate, and disseminate findings of a clinical project that has systems level impact for the improvement of healthcare outcomes for a population group within a specific nursing practice. Specific courses in the DNP curriculum guide the completion of this project.

Transfer Credit

A maximum of twelve semester hours taken at another regionally accredited institution of higher education with a "B" grade or better may be applied toward the degree. These courses must be comparable to Troy University courses and must be reviewed by the graduate nursing faculty who will make a recommendation to the Dean of Health and Human Services. For students completing the Doctorate of Nursing Practice, all transfer credits used to satisfy degree requirements may not exceed eight years at the time of the degree completion.


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