DNP-Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Programs

DNP-Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program


  • The DNP-PNP concentrations integrate 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.

  • The clinical courses reflect PNP competencies including advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, advanced health assessment, nursing practice, and health care delivery to children and their families.
  • Students complete more than 1000 hours of clinical and simulated experiences which emphasize essential competencies to address the primary health care needs of patients and their families. Complex needs of vulnerable populations is threaded throughout the course of study.

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

  • The program prepares students to meet the eligibility requirements for the certification exams offered by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board after graduation.

DNP Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Full-time Curriculum
DNP Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Part-time Curriculum
Admission Requirements                


Application Deadlines:
:  April 1 
Spring: June 1 (open to Augusta Univeristy MSN-CNL alumni only; part-time study only)

Complete applications fully processed into the system by the application deadline will receive consideration priority. 

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

Concentration options

The DNP-PNP concentration offers full-time and part-time study.  The DNP program is approved by the Georgia Board of Regents as a web-based program with greater than 50 percent of the program taught online.  Currently, students are completing the program in cohorts located on Augusta and Athens campuses.

Prospective students for the DNP-PNP concentrations are considered on an individual basis requiring careful evaluation of their transcripts and clinical backgrounds to determine specific content and courses needed to reach their professional goals.

Scholarships and Educational Opportunities

Other Information

Contact Us

DNP - Pediatric Nursing Practitioner Program

Darrell Thompson, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC
DNP Program Primary Care Director

Mary Lou LaComb Davis, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC
FNP Track Coordinator 

Karen Sturgill, MPA
Program Manager II