The interactive online Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Executive Program (DNP NEP) at Augusta University’s College of Nursing (CON) will advance the future of nursing and healthcare leadership in Georgia and beyond. The DNP NEP is designed exclusively for chief nursing officers, vice presidents of nursing and other executive-level nurse leaders or nurses in line for promotion to executive-level positions.
The DNP NEP prepares current and future nurse executives to perform with business acumen, empathy and self-leadership while navigating the pressures of today’s competitive local and global health care environments. The curriculum and competencies, which meet the standards set by the Council on Graduate Education for Administration in Nursing and the National Center for Healthcare Leadership Competency Model, reflect the advanced skills, technical understanding and personal development required for effective healthcare executive practice.
Through a 37 credit-hour balanced mix of interactive online teaching and health system leadership experiences, students will gain proficiency in a number of areas including leadership, relationship management and analytical thinking.
Throughout the course of study, students will meet a required 1,000 hours of executive training experiences, which includes hours in previous leadership programs. In addition, the program is rounded out with a “practice-transformation” project, which integrates DNP essentials in a formal health system setting.
A program advisory council, which includes faculty from CON and the James M. Hull college of Business in addition to a number of nationally recognized thought leaders in the field of Nursing Management and Leadership, helped ensure the relevance and quality of the program. The advisory council, faculty and students in the initial cohort will meet at the university on March 16 to discuss the current status and future of the NEP program.
DNP NEP National Advisory Council:
Innovative group and individual learning in the integration of advanced systems science, health policy, finance, and human resource optimization to achieve highest quality healthcare.
Students will meet a required 1,000 hours of executive training experiences, which includes hours in previous leadership programs.
Study is rounded out by a practice-transformation project that integrates DNP Essentials in a formal health system setting.
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 the application to be considered complete and before an admission decision can be made. Late supporting materials and applications received after the program deadline will result in application consideration on a space-available basis only.