Doctor of Nursing Practice in Family Nurse Practitioner

The Doctor of Nursing Practice - Family Nurse Practitioner (DNP-FNP) concentration is an extension of the state's first Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program for advanced practice nurses. 

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.

The Graduate School

What can I do with a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Family Nurse Practitioner Degree?


Doctors of nursing practice have leadership opportunities in clinical practice arenas, including higher education settings.

The salary for a Doctor of Nursing Practice with a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner graduate can range based on professional setting and region of the country. On average, DNP graduates can expect a salary between $80,000 and $110,000.


Students may attend full-time or part-time. The DNP program is approved by the Georgia Board of Regents as a web-based program with greater than 50 percent of the program taught online. Currently, students are completing the program in cohorts located on Augusta and Athens campuses.

Prospective students for the DNP-FNP concentrations are considered on an individual basis requiring careful evaluation of their transcripts and clinical backgrounds to determine specific content and courses needed to reach their professional goals.

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