Doctor of Nursing Practice

Augusta University College of Nursing was the first in the state to offer the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program. This innovative degree option educates advanced nurse clinicians for expert practice in leadership and clinical roles.

The DNP (no concentration) track is offered for nurses with a Master in Nursing who have a national advanced practice certification as a nurse practitioner, nurse anesthetist, nurse midwife, clinical nurse specialist, or nurse executive [i.e., Nurse Executive-Advanced (NEA-BC) or Executive Nursing Practice (CENP)]. 

What can I do with a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree?


Careers

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

The MSN → DNP track is offered for nurses with a Masters in Nursing, who have a national advanced practice certification as a nurse practitioner, nurse anaesthetist, nurse midwife, clinical nurse specialist or nurse executive [i.e., Nurse Executive-Advanced (NEA-BC) or Executive Nursing Practice (CENP)]. This track is 40 credit hours and can be completed in full or part time study.