U.S. Army's Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Doctor of Nursing Practice Phase II Site

Hours and Location

Fort Hood Site Director
Office Phone: (254) 286-7335.
Mailing Address Hours
Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center
36065 Santa Fe Ave
Fort Hood, Texas 76544-4752
Monday–Friday: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

USU Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Program

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Degree offered by the Uniformed Services University (USU) Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing (GSN) is a 36–month, two phase program of study that prepares baccalaureate military nurses to become Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs). Students complete 24 months of didactic and clinical training coordinated by USU faculty in Bethesda, Maryland (Phase I) before they PCS to an established Phase II site to complete online course work and conduct a Scholarly Inquiry Project during the final 12 months of the program.

Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center (CRDAMC) Health System's Phase II Site

Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center (CRDAMC) serves as a Phase II site for DNP students from two USU DNP specialty options: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMH–NP), because it can provide a broad range of diverse clinical experiences in primary care, and medical specialties.

The DNP Phase II program at CRDAMC works in concert with the disciplines of nursing, medicine, and behavioral health. We work cooperatively across multiple departments and organizations to prepare the next generation of Army Advanced Practice Nurse leaders:

Preceptor and Student reviewing patient history

Scholarly Inquiry Projects (SIPs)

DNP students will conduct a Scholarly Inquiry Project (SIP) focused on improving outcomes for patients, populations, communities and/or systems within and outside the Fort Hood community. The knowledge generated from these projects can directly support the way CRDAMC implements best practices, provides safe care and promotes health. The end result is value to our beneficiaries; Warriors, Veterans and Families.

Graduate School of Nursing

The DNP program at USU is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

For more information on USU's Graduate School of Nursing including program information and admissions criteria go to: www.usuhs.edu/gsn/index.html offsite link in new window

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