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.
The application for Fall 2020 is now closed.
The application deadline for Spring 2021 is August 19, 2020.
Spring Admission is ONLY for AU CNL graduates and our Post-Graduate Certificate program.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program in nursing at Augusta University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Plan of Study
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.
This program prepares students to meet the eligibility requirements of the certification exams offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center or American Association of Critical Care Nurses after graduation.