The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program


The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

Augusta University College of Nursing was the first in the state to offer the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program. This innovative degree option educates advanced nurse clinicians for expert practice in leadership and clinical roles.

The DNP (no concentration) track is offered for nurses with a Master in Nursing who have a national advanced practice certification as a nurse practitioner, nurse anesthetist, nurse midwife, clinical nurse specialist, or nurse executive [i.e., Nurse Executive-Advanced (NEA-BC) or Executive Nursing Practice (CENP)]. 

This doctoral-level education provides nurses the clinical and management expertise to improve health care outcomes, making them expert collaborators in solving health care problems in systems.

Course of Study
  • The DNP program integrates didactic and clinical instruction reinforced by clinical and lab experiences.

  • The DNP core courses provide the foundation of health care policy, evidence-based practice, leadership and systems management that prepares the advanced practice nurse to deliver optimal care in the ever-changing health care environment.

  • Students complete more than 1000 hours of clinical and simulated experiences which emphasize essential competencies to address the health care needs of patients and their families.

  • Study is rounded out by a practice-improvement project that integrates DNP Essentials in a practice setting.

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Program Goal:

Improve health outcomes by translating synthesized knowledge into practice.

Program Goal:

Augment the empirical and theoretical base of nursing practice through research.

Focus: practice Focus: Research

Course Work:

- Clinical practice

- Evidence-based practice

- Health policy

- Leadership

Course Work:

- Philosophy of science

- Theory constructs and analysis

- Research Methods

- Instrumentation and measurement

Final Project:

Practice focused project

Final Project:

Original research project

After Graduation:

- Clinical practice

- Administration

- Management

- Teaching

After Graduation:

- Research

- Teaching

Scholarship and Educational Opportunities

The state's first Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, this program educates advanced nurse clinicians for expert practice in leadership and clinical roles. This doctoral-level education provides nurses the clinical and management expertise to improve health care outcomes, making them expert collaborators in solving health care problems in systems.

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DeadlineFall 2017 entry : May 1, 2017

Complete applications fully processed into the system by the application deadline will receive consideration priority.  All required application materials and documents must be received in order for an application to be considered complete and before an admission decision can be made.  Supporting materials received after the program deadline will only be considered on a space-available basis.

Early submission of all application materials is strongly advised.

Applicants are encouraged to check the status of their application regularly to ensure documents requested and/or sent have been processed into the system.

NOTE: DNP programs at Augusta University do not offer sufficient coursework requiring physical presence to meet the full course of study requirement for students in F-1 or J-1 student status. Augusta University will not issue a Certificate of Eligibility for F-1 Academic Student (Form I-20) or J-1 Exchange Visitor, Student Category (Form DS-2019) for enrollment in any of the DNP programs. 


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Admission Requirements 
 
(Clinical Hours Certification Form)


Curricula


Tuition and Fees


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CONTACT US

Marguerite Murphy, DNP, RN
DNP Program Director - Acute Care Track

Karen Sturgill, MPA
Program Manager II

DNP Program Office

(T) 706.721.3676

(E) DNP@augusta.edu 


 For additional definitions and information about the DNP, see the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) website
or the DNP Essentials document.