Doctoral Programs

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Nurse Anesthesia (BSN-DNP)

A CRNA is an advanced practice registered nurse that has received at least a Master’s degree related to the practice of nurse anesthesia. USF’s BSN-DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program is a three year (36 month) program. Students must complete their coursework in continuous, full time enrollment.

Post-MSN Doctor of Nursing Practice

The Post-MSN DNP program is for graduates of MSN programs wishing to complete a practice doctorate in Nursing. USF’s Post MSN-DNP is a two year (24 month) program. Students must complete their coursework in continuous, part-time enrollment. Our classes are offered in a hybrid format, which gives you flexibility to continue working while you earn your degree.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Integrate Franciscan principles and holistic, evidenced based nursing care into advanced practice nursing appropriate to area of specialization (for CRNA students, this includes all elements of COA Standard D: Graduate Standards).
  • Synthesize current and emerging science and theories from nursing and other disciplines in the application and evaluation of advanced nursing practice to benefit individuals across the lifespan, aggregates, communities, and health care systems.
  • Serve in an advanced leadership role to transform nursing practice in complex systems considering cultural, political, organizational and economic implications.
  • Improve patient and population health outcomes by cultivating interprofessional networks that support mentorship, knowledge development, shared decision-making and professional growth.
  • Analyze health policy initiatives that improve cost-effective healthcare delivery, advocate for vulnerable patient populations, and promote nursing practice.
  • Utilize information and technology to manage knowledge, mitigate error, collaborate with interdisciplinary teams, and improve patient and population health outcomes local to global.
  • Promote the translation of research in nursing practice through continuous scholarship and disseminate research evidence that improves health outcomes in a variety of populations, clinical settings, and systems.