Program Overview

The MSN to DNP degree program is offered for nurses with a Master in Nursing who have a national advanced practice certification as a nurse practitioner (NP), nurse anesthetist (NP), nurse midwife (NMW), or clinical nurse specialist (CNS). This program educates advanced nurse clinicians for expert practice in leadership and clinical roles. This doctoral-level educations provides nurses the clinical and management expertise to improve health care outcomes, making them expert collaborators in solving health care problems in systems. 

This track is 37 credit hours and may be completed in full-time or part-time study, allowing the opportunity to work while attending school. The program is approved by the Georgia Board of Regents as a web-based program with one or two Augusta campus visits.

The application deadline for Fall 2020 is June 15, 2020.

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The DNP curriculum for the Post-Masters DNP students integrates synchronous and asynchronous online didactic instruction that is reinforced through the students DNP projects.

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.

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CURRICULUM (FULL-TIME) CURRICULUM (PART-TIME) CLINICAL HOURS CERTIFICATION FORM

  • Online learning
  • 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 experts
  • Scientific/Social/Psychological Foundation: Integrates and applies nursing and foundational sciences to effectively practice in complex, evolving healthcare systems
  • Safe Quality Care Within Healthcare Systems: Analyze and effect quality outcomes in healthcare system
  • Evidenced Based Practice/Research: Improve healthcare outcomes with application of evidence in the healthcare environment
  • Health Care Technology/Informatics: Analyzes and facilitates the use of information systems/ technology to monitor and improve patient care outcomes and healthcare systems.
  • Health Care Policy: Analyzes the multiple levels of policy to advocate for issues which have actual or potential impact on nursing and healthcare outcomes.
  • Interprofessional Collaboration/Communication: Employs strategies to lead develop and contribute toward productive interprofessional teams for the improvement of healthcare outcomes.
  • Population Health: Demonstrate the ability to evaluate, synthesize and apply theory, models, and research to impact health care of diverse populations.
  • Professional Practice: Utilizes the competencies of an advanced practice expert to design, implement and evaluate evidence based care within specialty.