Applications verified/completed after the deadline will be considered on a space available basis only.
Applications for Fall 2023 admission are open August 15, 2022-April 17, 2023.
The DNP-Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (DNP-AGACNP) concentration offers education to become board-eligible as an Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP). This concentration prepares nurses to provide advanced patient-family centered care in settings with acute and/or chronically ill patients across the adult lifespan.
Full-time and part-time schedules are available. Cohort locations are on our Augusta and Athens campuses.
Committed to addressing the health care needs of adults who are acutely and critically ill, this program is designed to prepare nurses to provide the “5 Cs”: coordinated care, collaborative care, comprehensive care, consistent care, and cost-effective care.
Augusta University College of Nursing DNP program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Graduates of the DNP program are eligible to seek the following professional state licenses or certifications: Certification as an APRN Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and licensure as an APRN. Graduates of this program may take the exam for certification as an APRN in Georgia and other states as listed on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. Visit the National Council of State Boards of Nursing to determine the requirements of your state or territory.
If you are interested in the DNP/AGACNP, FNP, PMHNP, or PNP, be aware that you must reside in either Georgia or South Carolina to attend the program due to the clinical requirements and need for instructors to visit you, your preceptor, and clinical site.
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Concentration Coordinator Beth McLear
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.
The College of Nursing is pleased to offer several scholarships to current undergraduate and graduate Nursing students.
The criteria for each fund is determined by the donor and is available upon inquiry. The availability of funds is variable. Students seeking financial assistance should complete an application form at the Financial Aid Office as well as provide required information specific to the scholarship to the College of Nursing.
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