DNP-Family Nurse Practitioner Programs


DNP-Family Nurse Practitioner Programs

The DNP -Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program is an extension of the state's first Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program for advanced practice nurses. 

The DNP-FNP program educates advanced nurse clinicians for expert practice in leadership and clinical roles with focus on care of families throughout the lifespan for their preventive and primary health care needs.  This doctoral-level education provides the clinical, policy, leadership expertise to improve health care outcomes. The program enables nurses to become expert nurse leaders and collaborators in solving health care problems in systems.

Course of Study
  • The DNP-FNP programs 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 FNP competencies including advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, advanced health assessment, nursing practice, and health care delivery across the life span.
  • 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 FNP Competencies in a practice setting.

  • This program prepares students to meet the eligibility requirements of the certification exams offered by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners or the American Nurses Credentialing Center after graduation.

Program Options

Students may attend full-time or part-time. The 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-FNP programs 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.

Scholarship and Educational Opportunities

 

 

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Deadline : Fall 2017 deadline - extended to May 1, 2017
Spring 2018 deadline (open to Augusta University MSN-CNL alumni only; part-time study only) - extended to May 1, 2017

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.


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ACCREDITATION

CONTACT US

Jean Pawl, PhD, RN, OCN, CNE
Acting Interim Program Director, DNP Primary Care Tracks

Patricia Bowman, DNP, FNP, RN
FNP Track Coordinator   

Karen Sturgill, MPA
Program Manager 2

(T) 706.721.3676
(E) DNP@augusta.edu

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For additional information
about the DNP degree, visit the American Association of Colleges of Nursing website or view the DNP Essentials document.