DSN to PhD Conversion
Graduates who have earned a Doctor of Science in Nursing degree from the UAB School of Nursing now have the option to retroactively convert their DSN degree to the PhD degree. As planned, a synopsis of the degree conversion was presented as an informational item at the September Board meeting of the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) and received overwhelming support. This completed the final administrative step to officially begin the conversion process.
Conversion applications are available online here and will remain open until January 25, 2014.
The conversion of the degree requires issue of a new diploma, which will retain the date the original DSN degree was awarded. The degree awarded will be changed to "Doctor of Philosophy" and the term "Reissued" will be noted on the diploma. Additionally, the following statement will be added to the individual's transcript: Doctor of Science in Nursing converted to Doctor of Philosophy.