Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs

Augusta University offers the state's first Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. When the program was established in 2005, it was only the tenth DNP Program offered in the nation. The program has now expanded to include seven degree tracks for post BSN and post MSN study.

The Doctor of Nursing Program encompasses the following degree options:

DNP - No concentration and Nurse Executive Track

For professionals who have master's degrees in nursing and are currently certified as advanced practice nurses, i.e. nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists or nurse anesthetists or are certified as nurse executives.
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DNP with advanced practice nurse concentration

For registered nurses who desire to become a nurse practitioner.

The DNP Advantage

  • We are where you are - online (traditional option) and across the state (clinical concentrations)
  • Attend full time or part time (and work while you attend school).
  • Interactive web-based classes taught by experienced online instructors..
  • Capstone/practice project completed in your area of expertise.
  • Opportunity to study with faculty who are practice expert

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Application Deadlines:

  • Fall entry (all programs) - December 2, 2016 for fall 2017 start.  Application to open August 25, 2016.
  • Spring entry (limited entry options) - February 2, 2016 for spring 2018 start.  Application to open August 25, 2016.

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 will continued to be processed after the program deadline.  The application deadlines may be extended on a space-available basis only.  Otherwise, the application closes on the posted deadline.

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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DNP Degree Objectives

DNP Alumni Projects List

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Marguerite Murphy, DNP, RN
DNP Program Traditional and Acute Care Director

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

Karen Sturgill, MPA
Program Manger II

T 706-721-3676

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

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