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. Full-time and part-time schedules are available. Cohort locations are on our Augusta and Athens campuses.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program in nursing at Augusta University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Spring 2022 admission deadline is October 15, 2021.
Spring admission is only available to graduates of AU's CNL program.
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.
The clinical courses reflect Family Nurse Practitioner Advanced Practice Nursing Competencies, including advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, advanced health assessment, nursing practice, and health care delivery. This program also 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.