DNP-Adult Gerontology Acute Care Advanced Practice Nursing Program
The Georgia Regents University College of Nursing offers the first Doctor of Nursing
Practice (DNP) Adult Gerontology Acute Care Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) program
in the state of Georgia!
Course of Study
Students take core courses covering evidence-based and scholarly-based approaches to meet Adult Geriatric Acute Care Advanced Practice Nursing Competencies and Doctor of Nursing Practice Competencies. Students complete more than 1000 hours of clinical and simulated experiences which emphasize essential competencies to address the complex health care needs of vulnerable and acute and/or chronically ill patients and their families.
Program GoalsThe goals of the Adult Geriatric Acute Care Advanced Practice Nursing Programs are to prepare graduates to:
Program OptionsThe DNP-Adult Gerontology Acute Care Advanced Practice Nursing program encompasses two entry options to become board-eligible as an Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP):
Prospective students for the Adult Gerontology Acute Care APN programs 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.
Scholarship and Educational Opportunities
Deadline : December 2, 2014
(for Fall, 2015 entry)
* Fall, 2015 application is expected to be available after August 1, 2014.
* Complete applications fully processed into the system by the application deadline will receive consideration priority. Applications received and/or completed after the program deadline will be considered on a space-available basis only.
* Applicants are encouraged to check the status of their application regularly to insure documents requested and/or sent have been processed into the system.
* We are no longer accepting applications for Spring, 2015 entry.
Marguerite Murphy, DNP, RN
Karen Sturgill, MPA
Program Manager 2
For additional information
about the DNP degree, visit the American Association of Colleges of Nursing website or view the DNP Essentials document.