The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs


  • 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.

DNP Curriculum (full-time)
DNP Curriculum (part-time)
Admission Requirements
Clinical Hours Certification Form


Deadline: Fall entry (only): April 1

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.

Scholarship and Educational Opportunities

Program Goals

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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.


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

Other Information

Contact Us

Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

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

Karen Sturgill, MPA
Program Manager II