The Doctor of Nursing Practice - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (DNP-PNP) concentration is an extension of the state's first Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program for advanced practice nurses.
The DNP-PNP concentration educates advanced nurse clinicians for expert practice in leadership and clinical roles with focus on the primary health care of children from birth through young adult. This doctoral-level education provides the clinical policy, and leadership expertise to improve child and family health care outcomes. The program enables nurse 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.
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.
PNP students complete more than 1000 hours of clinical and simulated experiences which emphasize essential competencies to address the primary health care needs of patients and their families. Complex needs of vulnerable populations is threaded throughout the course of study. Faculty and students work collaboratively to identify clinical sites and preceptors.
The program prepares students to meet the eligibility requirements for the certification exams offered by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board after graduation.